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  1. Obturation
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    In northern illinois they dont sell guns at wally world. The ammo is scarce and employees grab up any deals that come through. Around here they still think its 2013, 1 box limit on 22lr. Its bizarre, 22 is really the only ammo i buy, besides 10mm and 12 gauge- i usually buy it all online but look for sweet deals at walmart- rarely find any deals.
     
  2. paulsj

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    No problemo here. Last week on my way to the range I bought 6 boxes of Remington .45 ball at $15.97 per box.
     
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    Whilst I am a firm supporter of the 2A no way can I construe it to mean you have the right to purchase ammo 24/7/365.

    Rifle ammo comes in smaller boxes and is easier to shoplift than shotgun ammo. Fewer people working the night shift.

    The Wal Mart I go to has the more expensive knives they sell locked up all the time. The cheaper knives are just hanging on the display.

    It's a loss prevention measure they take. Wal Mart is a business that carries thousands of products. Wal Marts by me don't sell guns, ammo, tobacco, or liquor. It's a choice made by comparing profit margin vs staffing required to comply with laws dealing with those products. If they could see a enough profit in it Wal Mart would sell NFA firearms.

    I can't see how you think not selling ammo makes Wal Mart a threat to the 2A.
     
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    Yes, remember it well, only open later on Wednesday and Friday until 9PM. Never opened on Sunday, also.
     
  5. ontarget

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    I'm pretty sure Wal-Mart won't sell centerfield after a certain hour because store policy requires that you pay for CF ammo at the sporting goods desk and that register closes at whatever time. I don't think it's anymore sinister than that.
     
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    I'm sure if you asked for the manager, and told him you were late for a shooting at a local bar and without ammo you would be showing up with an empty pistol, he would have unlocked the case and sold you the ammo. Personally, I don't think I ever had a need for buying ammo after 9 PM, or even earlier. Years ago before we had any ammo shortages I would stop to buy ammo on my way to the range, keeping virtually no ammo at home. During and after the Obama shortages I bought enough to likely last the rest of my shooting life, but if I ever needed some I would just go during the day to get it.
     
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    "Nope.":)

    I have to order all my components anyway...
     
  8. buck460XVR

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    40 years ago, long before WalMart, we had a local Holiday Gas station that sold ammo and you could buy it at anytime of the day. Many were the mornings @ 4:00a.m. heading for the duck blind, when we would stop and get a coupla boxes of shells and a hot cup of coffee for the ride. Bought my first two dozen duck decoys there too. When Walmart first came to town, they weren't open 24 hours a day......I think they closed at 10:00 p.m. As others have said, we have gotten spoiled with 24/7/365 stores like Walmart that could provide everything we need to survive an Apocalypse. Still folks get bent outta shape when store policy doesn't fit into their lifestyle.
     
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    My dad was a baker. I remember Safeway hours from way back when. Open at 9:00, close at 7:00 PM Mon-Thur. On Friday they were open till 8:00 PM. On Saturday they opened at 8:00 and closed at 5:00 PM. Closed on Sunday. It was a HUGE deal when they started opening on Sunday. Same for when they expanded the weekday hours to 9-9 then 8-9.

    Growing up in SW Idaho in the '60's and '70's there wasn't much that was open on Sunday. K-Mart was about the only place that was. Karcher Mall was closed on Sunday.
     
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    And from noon to 1 for lunch.
     
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    Much the same here growing up. Small Midwestern town in the sixties and early seventies. While there was a myriad of Grocery stores, Hardware stores, Lumber yards and farm stores, hours were generally from 9-5:00 with the exception of the Hardware stores and Lumber yards that catered to Tradesmen. They opened @ 7:00 a.m. Banks closed @ 3:00 p.m. Except for Friday nights. Was the policy around here that Friday was payday, so banks stayed open till 7:00 and most stores stayed open till 9:00 to accommodate for shoppers with cash after they cashed their checks. Grocery Stores were always packed on Fridays as that's when most folks bought their weeks supply. Back then most folks only had one car and many women didn't drive....thus Friday night after the husband was off work was the only opportunity they had. Sundays, nuttin was open but churches, the bowling alley, the (1)Movie theater, bars, gas stations and restaurants. If you needed something to fix your plumbing or car after 5:00 Saturday....you had to wait till Monday. Unless the Holiday Station had it............
     
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    I agree with what has been already said, it sounds like it a staffing issue for their late night staff having less keys and perhaps a shoplifting issue as well.

    I bet it was annoying that you had to make a second trip, but as far as this being a 2a threat: I think we got enough hyperbole out there on the 2nd amendment without needlessly adding more.


     
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    I make my own usually. I only buy if I need more cases or if a new caliber rifle or pistol.
    Here in ny, I have to show my ccw to buy any ammo that can be chambered in a pistol. The first time I had bought 9mm ammo I protested this because there are rifles chambered for 9mm as well as most pistol calibers. That policy is a violation of state law because it isn't pistol exclusive.
    I showed it because if I didn't I wouldn't have gotten my ammo.
     
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    Wow. Just......wow.


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    “Walmart is a bigger threat to the 2nd amendment then the government is.”

    Jumpin’ Jebus. Next you’ll be telling us that they’re colluding with Russia. My nearest Wal-Mart is 6 miles away and I can get there faster than I can listen to Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again.

    We are ridiculously spoiled.
     
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    I wont buy ammo there, i wont buy anything there. Everytime(maybe once a year) that i either weaken or must go there for some reason, my hatred for walmart is founded to be correct. My goal for this year is not even drive down the street a walmart is on
     
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    It's not staffing. All these ammo issues are driven by SALES. They LOVED the 22LR shortage.
    Why? Because people were back in the store 4 or five times a week, trying to get an elusive 20$
    brick of ammo. Same thing with "No ammo after 9PM." It's a big sales ploy, designed to get you to
    return to the store as often as possible.
     
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    The stores are rolling out a new key management system; Associates will use their badge to sign keys out, so the Mgmt. chain of custody will be eliminated. BTW, most ZSM positions were eliminated a couple years ago.
     
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    what replaced the ZSM? Its been a while
     
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    Absurd.

    Walmart is a business, not the government that can take away you're very right to buy ammo at all at any time on any day by making it impossible to sell ammo under their jurisdiction.
     
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    Here where I live in a small town in East TN it’s hard to find a clerk at Walmart anytime to sell ammo but when you do there’s no problem. I just bought 6 cartons of the 550 round Federal hollowpoints for under $20 a box. Late at night there are even fewer clerks.
     
  22. OneFreeTexan

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    Two words.............Plan Ahead.
     
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    Not that I agree with, or defend, Wal Mart policy, but claiming it is a bigger threat than the ●gov is silly hyperbole.
    Hint: where I live we used to have Blue laws which banned sales of alcohol on Sunday. People who wanted a beer with their Sunday NFL football bought it on Saturday.
    Next weekend, adopt the Boy scout motto: "be prepared." :)
     
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    Walmart is a vendor. If a gas station closed at dark would they be the biggest threat to a traveler or would you just go to the next one?
     
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