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  1. drmajor

    drmajor Member

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    Wal-Mart To Create Gun Buyer Database

    Friday, April 18, 2008


    Recently, Wal-Mart joined New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a gathering of Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, to announce a series of changes to the way in which Wal-Mart handles firearm transactions. At the press event, J.P. Suarez, chief compliance officer for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., said: “The costs are, we think, part of what it takes to be responsible.” Suarez also added, "This is not a signal that we're getting out of firearms."

    Once these changes are up and running, firearm purchases at Wal-Mart will involve a video record of the sale, which the store will keep on file -- effectively creating a video database of gun purchasers. In addition, Wal-Mart announced that its employees will be given discretion to deny firearms purchases to anyone who has had a firearm traced by BATFE for any reason -- including those who have had a firearm stolen and later used in criminal activity.

    Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President, said, “I view it as a public relations stunt that stigmatizes law-abiding firearms purchasers exercising their constitutional freedoms. I honestly think it's a corporation trying to curry favor with politicians as opposed to doing anything meaningful about stopping crime.”

    If you’d like to let Wal-Mart know what you think about their new policy, please contact them by phone, at (800) 925-6278; or electronically, at http://www.walmartstores.com/contactus/feedback.aspx.
     
  2. Ed N.

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    Try calling the WalMart ethics line at 800-WM-ETHICS.

    For those of you in Florida, this WalMart policy is a violation of Florida Statute 790.335 and is therefore grounds for an ethics complaint.

    What the heck - give 'em a call.
     
  3. Wetawd

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    I emailed them my disappointment.:barf: Hopefully they will rethink this policy. They are already a lot more strict on their gun purchases anyway.
     
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    I was just thinking to myself that a fifteenth thread on this subject was just what we needed.
     
  5. 000Buck

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    Here is the response I got via email from Walmart:
     
  6. 1911austin

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    Most people who buy guns from Wally-World will not care about this new policy.
     
  7. gallo

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    Hell, Wal-Mart doesn't even sell firearms in Dallas, just ammo. They have the best prices on 9mm fmj.
     
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