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April 18, 2006

Wal-Mart Dumps Guns (Partly)

By David E. Petzal and Phil Bourjaily

Over this past weekend, Wal-Mart announced that it will no longer sell firearms at about 1,000 of its 3,200 stores. This news was greeted with the expected yowls from the expected sources that:

  • Americans are finally losing interest in guns.
  • Wal-Mart is betraying a major segment of their customers.
  • Wal-Mart is finally acting like a responsible citizen.

I think it means that Wal-Mart is obeying one of the inexorable laws of commerce, which states that you carry in your stores those items that sell best, and if people would rather buy jockstraps than firearms, why, clear the shelves for all the new athletic supporters.

Or there might be another factor. Last December, I went into the Wal-Mart in Keyser, WV to buy a Styrofoam cooler to transport the last earthly remains of Bambi’s mom. Five different Wal-Mart employees (all friendly and helpful) could not agree whether they had Styrofoam coolers, or where in the store they might be. It turned out they were out of stock.

If I had that much trouble buying something as simple as a Styrofoam cooler, what would have happened if I’d tried to buy a gun? Probably I’d still be there. Maybe that’s why people no longer buy guns at some Wal-Marts.

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from Rolf wrote 6 years 6 weeks ago

I like Pizza!

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from Sporting Goods Associate wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

Here's the real deal. I have worked in the sporting goods dept of Wal-Mart for 5 Years. Wal Mart hires people for sporting goods that may have no knowledge of guns/ammo/hunting (or much of anything) and makes less than 10% markup on most guns sold. The selling process can be a hassle depending on the store and staffing. Some stores are run more efficiently than others and some have more knowledgeable staff. Most importantly those stores continuing to sell firearms are the ones with the highest sales. But most of all it comes down to Wal-Mart catering to the female demographic, and not wanting to get caught up with mismanaged paperwork, and fines from the ATF. And guess what, other than used guns or bulk surplus crap ammo, we have the best damn prices on guns and ammo guaranteed, so if you can put up with some typical Wal-Mart associate ignorance you can get yourself a deal. Wal Mart rules the retail world because people can't stop consuming.

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from JA Demko wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

Paragraph breaks are your friend.

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from Been there-Done that wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

THe old expression years ago, I'd walk a mile for a Camel. Well, I'd drive many miles to buy a gun other than from Wal-marts. O China loves them and many 3rd world countries. Wish Wal-mart would go down the tube with K-mart, then maybe the moms and Pops would come alive again. If you need a plumber don;t call a roofer, same applies to Wal-mart, as no one there knows guns and don;t give a Damn if you buy one or not.Try getting $6-700.00 gun repaired at WW. Buy from a good dealer, let him make a few bucks, then when problems come up, he will handle. Plus, what guns WW sells is not the true blue guns Gander Mountain, BAss, Cableas and other noted deales sell. I know for a fact WW distates to mfges how they want their mdse made and what price they will pay. So the mfger cuts corners to meet WW demands or loses the thousands in sales. WW has done more harm to this country than any other single business you can mention.Other than China/Japan.I wish all WW would close its doors in AM. A dime saved is not always true, that dime you think you saved at WW, may end up costing you many more dimes.So gun owners, shop at gun stores and let WW keep China happy selling it's other junk. Hey, go to their meat counter and ask to see the meat cutter and get him to cut you a steak you like????? see what happens.It all comes in pe-cut, pre wrapped, pre-prices in a wharehoue many miles away, not at that store.Here again you guys have jumped on Hillary as you did Jim Zumbo, have fun, as Hillary's not going away. The more bitching about here only makes her stronger. Get ready, if she lives, she will be in the W House in 2009. As for her and guns, she could care less, all she wants is to be Pres.NRA been saying snce l990 how she and Bill were against guns. Show me where they killed any gun bill. If NRA don;t shut its mouth, its going down the tube as well.Check and see how many members they lost in past 4 years?????

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from JA Demko wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

I own exactly one gun from WalMart: a plain vanilla Ruger 10/22. It was such a teeth-grindly long, frustrating ordeal (nearly 2 hours!)from the moment I arrived 'til the moment I actually walked out with the gun that I'll never buy another gun from them. For that matter, it's a horrendous pain in the ass even to buy a brick of .22 ammo from the local Wally World. You can usually be guaranteed that they won't have anyone manning the counter at sporting goods and it'll take them 10 to 15 minutes to get someone there who actually has keys to the ammo case. WalMart isn't hurting me if they no longer carry guns.

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from Rod Adams wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

No worries. I shop for my firearms and accessories at Gander Mountain anyway.

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from Glenn wrote 7 years 4 weeks ago

I saw the guns were gone at our WalMart store today. Now I know the reason. Sorry to see them go. WalMart joins the ranks of K-Mart.

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from Greg wrote 7 years 51 weeks ago

When I bought my first gun, a Remington 870, I first saw and touched it at Walmart. I have bought much of my hunting gear from it as well. It is sad that Walmart is removing guns from its inventories at some stores and I hope that they dont do that in Texas. It feels like a reaction to the popularity of buying guns online.

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from Mark H wrote 7 years 51 weeks ago

I once tried to buy a rifle at my local (rural) Wal-Mart. It took them an hour to complete the paperwork only to tell me that they were out of stock on the rifle I wanted and couldn't sell me the one in the display case. Now, why couldn't they have done the stockcheck FIRST, then the paperwork? Who knows...Personally, I've given up on Wal-Mart. I'd rather pay a few more dollars and see my money go to support a local mom-and-pop business than to some multi-national conglomerate that doesn't give a hoot about the locality they service.

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from Jack Bohm wrote 7 years 52 weeks ago

I haven;t bought a gun at Wallly World- but my brother might buy a 10/22 there.I have bought ammo there, mainly .22's and shotgun ammo. I won't bother with them for my .270- I can handload Hornady Interlocks for about 1/2 the price of Remington CoreLokts. They do have good prices on new guns, and if I was in the market for a new one, I would seriously consider buying from them.

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from Jason wrote 7 years 52 weeks ago

K Welch,I assume that most Wal-marts are still in smaller towns. I have heard no mention of them yanking the guns off of the shelves of places where they are the only game in town and likely do well.I don't think any of us are whining, I think we won't miss the guns in Wal-Mart all that much.

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from b c wrote 7 years 52 weeks ago

Hillarious! Amazing how a Wally-World decision about selling guns gets hijacked by the Hillary bashers. Have you forgotten the gay, Jewish animal rights activists? They could be a part of this plot too.

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from K Welch wrote 7 years 52 weeks ago

Not all WalMarts are in urban areas!I grew up in NW Oklahoma. Wal-Mart was there about 1976. It was and still is the ONLY place you can buy a rifle or ammo without driving 70 miles. Wal-Mart has it's place. Urban whiners shut up! I can't drive two blocks to Gander Mountain or Sportsman's Warehouse! You don't need a Wal-Mart, I DO!Get out of the city and experience a true sportsmans lifestyle!

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from Ralph B. wrote 8 years 12 hours ago

I work, part time, for another leading Outdoors sport store which sells firearms...Walmarts loss, is out gain!Oh, and I agree that the customer service at the gun counter was terrible at our local Walmart as well, they can display fishing items-as self serve-and have no need to have a true "sportsperson" running the department.

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from Rich wrote 8 years 12 hours ago

Wal-Mart no longer sells guns here in California because they were gutless and got Californicated by the slime slurping liberals. There ought to be a bounty on liberals so we get them all. Anyway, I wouldn't have purchased a gun at Wal-Mart because most of the people working in the sports section had trouble spelling gun much less knew anything at all about them or what to do about the paperwork. Like the rest of the writers, I go to the local gun store for my guns.About Bobby K. and Hillary being elected in New York, it's like the massholes in MA, they will vote for anyone with a big mouth!

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from Shawn wrote 8 years 13 hours ago

I will not buy a gun at Walmart, but I do like the availability to purchase ammo at wee hours in the morning or night when I am running low.I hope that they don't stop selling ammo. . .

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from Gene wrote 8 years 13 hours ago

What well minded intelligent hunter would buy from wal-mart anyway?....there very unprofessional in there departments...especially there sporting goods dept.....No thanks Id rather buy from a specialty gun dealer then dealing with unprofessional unknowledgeable people at Wal Mart

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from tom wrote 8 years 16 hours ago

I don't understand, but if you get the news letter from the NSSF and SHOT Show, Hilliary consistently votes against gun owners rights. I doubt many people who do not get these letters knows how dangerous she is to gun owners and the General Public. There is probably no correlation to her and Walmarts Decision but during her tenure at Walmart they sold guns and maybe Walmart is setting themselves up to support her run for the office.On another point, don't the Democrats have anybody good First Kerry now Hilliary???????

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from Dave Petzal wrote 8 years 16 hours ago

To Bobby:What I mean is, Hillary's ultimate goal is the Oval Office, and her Senate seat is only a stepping stone toward that end. She began campaigning for President about 5 minutes after she and Bubba left the White House.Bobby Kennedy did the exact same thing in 1968. I doubt if he had ever set foot in New York State, but he ran for Senator, won, and then immediately began running for President.What I can't understand is why these people pick New York. We must have done something really terrible in the past to justify such a fate.

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from tom wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I know she is running, I doubt there is a correlation but, sometimes it makes you wonder if one has to do with the other. Dave: I did enjoy your presence and valuable opinions last August at our Factory in Orangeburg, NY orchestrated by "ROB"

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from Mark wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I go to China-Mart from time to time and I'll look at what's in the gun racks and shelves for ammo and what-ever. The store seems to have good prices on Remington 700's and 11-87's and Rugers, but I noticed the choice of calibers and gauges are rather limited. I wasn't impressed with what ammo was available, either. I don't think I will lose sleep over some Wal-Mart cutting selling guns and ammo. I never bought a gun at Wal-Mart, nor did I intend to buy one. In a way I think it's better to buy sporting guns at specialty stores. There's enough merchants in my area to keep gun prices fair.Later.

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from JK wrote 8 years 1 day ago

As a hunter and outdoorsman, I want to purchase quality equipment that will last...My guess is most people are visiting specialty retailers to purchase quality guns (and optics), especially the high-end variety.

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from Bobby wrote 8 years 1 day ago

Dave,Huh? What does that last comment mean? Over my head.

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from Dave Petzal wrote 8 years 1 day ago

To Tom:Will Hillary run for President? No. She is running for President.

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from Brian wrote 8 years 1 day ago

Supply and demand? Yes, but I've heard also that W/M has tried to dictate to manufacturers or not shelve/stock their product(s). I might hope that this may have happened and the firearms industry has refused to knuckle under.

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from Matt Oursbourn wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I have never personally purchased a firearm from Wal-Mart (for what will be obvious reasons). However, I have stood in line behind poor souls trying to accomplish this daunting task. I once got caught behinnd a man trying to purchase a Marlin .22 for 1 1/2 hours waiting to buy my duck stamp. I would have left upon realizing that the gun-purchasing circus was about to begin, but Wal-Mart happened to be the only place in my town that would sell permits and licenses at 9 pm. Anyway, I don't care whether or not Wal-Mart sells guns (or any other outdoor supplies [when you have to explain to the clerk that .22 LR, .22 Mag, .220 Swift, and .22-250 are all completely different cartridges and that only the .22 LR will work in a Ruger 10/22, you don't return to buy ammunition]).

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from tom wrote 8 years 1 day ago

THINK ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!!DID HILLIARY CLINTON SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR WALMART?IS HILLIARY AGAINST GUN OWNERS?OH GOD...........IS BILLIARY GOING TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT????????

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from Mike Diehl wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I can't see any way that this works out badly for the consumer. I do not want the Mao Mart method of forcing "market efficiency" to lever Ruger, Smith, or Savage to outsource production to China, or to Baikal, just so that ten or even one hundred bucks can be shaved off the sticker price. Quality and tradition will suffer should that happen.

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from Jason wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I live in Madison, WI. Most of my neighbors don't hunt. That is fine, the hunting isn't that great inside the city and if Wal-mart can make more money selling yoga mats they should listen to what the market is telling them.Besides when I want to pick up my back tag or any other hunting supplies I go to Gander Mt. only a few blocks away. I think most city dwellers like myself have many options and would rather go to a specialty store than Wal-Mart.

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from Steve wrote 8 years 1 day ago

Sorry to post again but most people don't like to buy guns from Walmart. I don't really see it as a direct link to a decline in the interest of guns and gun ownership.Try just going to Walmart to purchase ammo after 8pm. You have to stand at the sporting goods counter for hours to be waited on. Sometimes it even means leaving and going searching in other departments throughout the store for somebody to help you. Once you somebody gets on the intercom and makes several calls you finally get a lady from the Jewelry department who happens to have the keys to open the case.Then you have to point directly to the box you want because she doesn't know anything about ammo.

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from Steve wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I used to be a Manager for Walmart in their Sporting Goods department and I only walked one rifle out the door in my 3 years at that store. People bought paintball and air rifles from time to time.The "antis" are having a field day but this is a business decision and not an ethical issue.

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from Eric wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I suppose if those 1,000 stores are mostly in heavily populated areas with plenty of gangs and other poor behavior, taking the guns off those shelves is okay by me.

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from Cory wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I guess what it boils down to is they can sell whatever they want in their store, just like we could if we opened our own store.

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from Rolf wrote 6 years 6 weeks ago

I like Pizza!

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from Sporting Goods Associate wrote 6 years 50 weeks ago

Here's the real deal. I have worked in the sporting goods dept of Wal-Mart for 5 Years. Wal Mart hires people for sporting goods that may have no knowledge of guns/ammo/hunting (or much of anything) and makes less than 10% markup on most guns sold. The selling process can be a hassle depending on the store and staffing. Some stores are run more efficiently than others and some have more knowledgeable staff. Most importantly those stores continuing to sell firearms are the ones with the highest sales. But most of all it comes down to Wal-Mart catering to the female demographic, and not wanting to get caught up with mismanaged paperwork, and fines from the ATF. And guess what, other than used guns or bulk surplus crap ammo, we have the best damn prices on guns and ammo guaranteed, so if you can put up with some typical Wal-Mart associate ignorance you can get yourself a deal. Wal Mart rules the retail world because people can't stop consuming.

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from JA Demko wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

Paragraph breaks are your friend.

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from Been there-Done that wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

THe old expression years ago, I'd walk a mile for a Camel. Well, I'd drive many miles to buy a gun other than from Wal-marts. O China loves them and many 3rd world countries. Wish Wal-mart would go down the tube with K-mart, then maybe the moms and Pops would come alive again. If you need a plumber don;t call a roofer, same applies to Wal-mart, as no one there knows guns and don;t give a Damn if you buy one or not.Try getting $6-700.00 gun repaired at WW. Buy from a good dealer, let him make a few bucks, then when problems come up, he will handle. Plus, what guns WW sells is not the true blue guns Gander Mountain, BAss, Cableas and other noted deales sell. I know for a fact WW distates to mfges how they want their mdse made and what price they will pay. So the mfger cuts corners to meet WW demands or loses the thousands in sales. WW has done more harm to this country than any other single business you can mention.Other than China/Japan.I wish all WW would close its doors in AM. A dime saved is not always true, that dime you think you saved at WW, may end up costing you many more dimes.So gun owners, shop at gun stores and let WW keep China happy selling it's other junk. Hey, go to their meat counter and ask to see the meat cutter and get him to cut you a steak you like????? see what happens.It all comes in pe-cut, pre wrapped, pre-prices in a wharehoue many miles away, not at that store.Here again you guys have jumped on Hillary as you did Jim Zumbo, have fun, as Hillary's not going away. The more bitching about here only makes her stronger. Get ready, if she lives, she will be in the W House in 2009. As for her and guns, she could care less, all she wants is to be Pres.NRA been saying snce l990 how she and Bill were against guns. Show me where they killed any gun bill. If NRA don;t shut its mouth, its going down the tube as well.Check and see how many members they lost in past 4 years?????

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from JA Demko wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

I own exactly one gun from WalMart: a plain vanilla Ruger 10/22. It was such a teeth-grindly long, frustrating ordeal (nearly 2 hours!)from the moment I arrived 'til the moment I actually walked out with the gun that I'll never buy another gun from them. For that matter, it's a horrendous pain in the ass even to buy a brick of .22 ammo from the local Wally World. You can usually be guaranteed that they won't have anyone manning the counter at sporting goods and it'll take them 10 to 15 minutes to get someone there who actually has keys to the ammo case. WalMart isn't hurting me if they no longer carry guns.

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from Rod Adams wrote 6 years 51 weeks ago

No worries. I shop for my firearms and accessories at Gander Mountain anyway.

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from Glenn wrote 7 years 4 weeks ago

I saw the guns were gone at our WalMart store today. Now I know the reason. Sorry to see them go. WalMart joins the ranks of K-Mart.

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from Greg wrote 7 years 51 weeks ago

When I bought my first gun, a Remington 870, I first saw and touched it at Walmart. I have bought much of my hunting gear from it as well. It is sad that Walmart is removing guns from its inventories at some stores and I hope that they dont do that in Texas. It feels like a reaction to the popularity of buying guns online.

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from Mark H wrote 7 years 51 weeks ago

I once tried to buy a rifle at my local (rural) Wal-Mart. It took them an hour to complete the paperwork only to tell me that they were out of stock on the rifle I wanted and couldn't sell me the one in the display case. Now, why couldn't they have done the stockcheck FIRST, then the paperwork? Who knows...Personally, I've given up on Wal-Mart. I'd rather pay a few more dollars and see my money go to support a local mom-and-pop business than to some multi-national conglomerate that doesn't give a hoot about the locality they service.

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from Jack Bohm wrote 7 years 52 weeks ago

I haven;t bought a gun at Wallly World- but my brother might buy a 10/22 there.I have bought ammo there, mainly .22's and shotgun ammo. I won't bother with them for my .270- I can handload Hornady Interlocks for about 1/2 the price of Remington CoreLokts. They do have good prices on new guns, and if I was in the market for a new one, I would seriously consider buying from them.

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from Jason wrote 7 years 52 weeks ago

K Welch,I assume that most Wal-marts are still in smaller towns. I have heard no mention of them yanking the guns off of the shelves of places where they are the only game in town and likely do well.I don't think any of us are whining, I think we won't miss the guns in Wal-Mart all that much.

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from b c wrote 7 years 52 weeks ago

Hillarious! Amazing how a Wally-World decision about selling guns gets hijacked by the Hillary bashers. Have you forgotten the gay, Jewish animal rights activists? They could be a part of this plot too.

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from K Welch wrote 7 years 52 weeks ago

Not all WalMarts are in urban areas!I grew up in NW Oklahoma. Wal-Mart was there about 1976. It was and still is the ONLY place you can buy a rifle or ammo without driving 70 miles. Wal-Mart has it's place. Urban whiners shut up! I can't drive two blocks to Gander Mountain or Sportsman's Warehouse! You don't need a Wal-Mart, I DO!Get out of the city and experience a true sportsmans lifestyle!

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from Ralph B. wrote 8 years 12 hours ago

I work, part time, for another leading Outdoors sport store which sells firearms...Walmarts loss, is out gain!Oh, and I agree that the customer service at the gun counter was terrible at our local Walmart as well, they can display fishing items-as self serve-and have no need to have a true "sportsperson" running the department.

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from Rich wrote 8 years 12 hours ago

Wal-Mart no longer sells guns here in California because they were gutless and got Californicated by the slime slurping liberals. There ought to be a bounty on liberals so we get them all. Anyway, I wouldn't have purchased a gun at Wal-Mart because most of the people working in the sports section had trouble spelling gun much less knew anything at all about them or what to do about the paperwork. Like the rest of the writers, I go to the local gun store for my guns.About Bobby K. and Hillary being elected in New York, it's like the massholes in MA, they will vote for anyone with a big mouth!

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from Shawn wrote 8 years 13 hours ago

I will not buy a gun at Walmart, but I do like the availability to purchase ammo at wee hours in the morning or night when I am running low.I hope that they don't stop selling ammo. . .

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from Gene wrote 8 years 13 hours ago

What well minded intelligent hunter would buy from wal-mart anyway?....there very unprofessional in there departments...especially there sporting goods dept.....No thanks Id rather buy from a specialty gun dealer then dealing with unprofessional unknowledgeable people at Wal Mart

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from tom wrote 8 years 16 hours ago

I don't understand, but if you get the news letter from the NSSF and SHOT Show, Hilliary consistently votes against gun owners rights. I doubt many people who do not get these letters knows how dangerous she is to gun owners and the General Public. There is probably no correlation to her and Walmarts Decision but during her tenure at Walmart they sold guns and maybe Walmart is setting themselves up to support her run for the office.On another point, don't the Democrats have anybody good First Kerry now Hilliary???????

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from Dave Petzal wrote 8 years 16 hours ago

To Bobby:What I mean is, Hillary's ultimate goal is the Oval Office, and her Senate seat is only a stepping stone toward that end. She began campaigning for President about 5 minutes after she and Bubba left the White House.Bobby Kennedy did the exact same thing in 1968. I doubt if he had ever set foot in New York State, but he ran for Senator, won, and then immediately began running for President.What I can't understand is why these people pick New York. We must have done something really terrible in the past to justify such a fate.

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from tom wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I know she is running, I doubt there is a correlation but, sometimes it makes you wonder if one has to do with the other. Dave: I did enjoy your presence and valuable opinions last August at our Factory in Orangeburg, NY orchestrated by "ROB"

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from Mark wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I go to China-Mart from time to time and I'll look at what's in the gun racks and shelves for ammo and what-ever. The store seems to have good prices on Remington 700's and 11-87's and Rugers, but I noticed the choice of calibers and gauges are rather limited. I wasn't impressed with what ammo was available, either. I don't think I will lose sleep over some Wal-Mart cutting selling guns and ammo. I never bought a gun at Wal-Mart, nor did I intend to buy one. In a way I think it's better to buy sporting guns at specialty stores. There's enough merchants in my area to keep gun prices fair.Later.

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from JK wrote 8 years 1 day ago

As a hunter and outdoorsman, I want to purchase quality equipment that will last...My guess is most people are visiting specialty retailers to purchase quality guns (and optics), especially the high-end variety.

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from Bobby wrote 8 years 1 day ago

Dave,Huh? What does that last comment mean? Over my head.

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from Dave Petzal wrote 8 years 1 day ago

To Tom:Will Hillary run for President? No. She is running for President.

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from Brian wrote 8 years 1 day ago

Supply and demand? Yes, but I've heard also that W/M has tried to dictate to manufacturers or not shelve/stock their product(s). I might hope that this may have happened and the firearms industry has refused to knuckle under.

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from Matt Oursbourn wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I have never personally purchased a firearm from Wal-Mart (for what will be obvious reasons). However, I have stood in line behind poor souls trying to accomplish this daunting task. I once got caught behinnd a man trying to purchase a Marlin .22 for 1 1/2 hours waiting to buy my duck stamp. I would have left upon realizing that the gun-purchasing circus was about to begin, but Wal-Mart happened to be the only place in my town that would sell permits and licenses at 9 pm. Anyway, I don't care whether or not Wal-Mart sells guns (or any other outdoor supplies [when you have to explain to the clerk that .22 LR, .22 Mag, .220 Swift, and .22-250 are all completely different cartridges and that only the .22 LR will work in a Ruger 10/22, you don't return to buy ammunition]).

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from tom wrote 8 years 1 day ago

THINK ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!!DID HILLIARY CLINTON SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR WALMART?IS HILLIARY AGAINST GUN OWNERS?OH GOD...........IS BILLIARY GOING TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT????????

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from Mike Diehl wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I can't see any way that this works out badly for the consumer. I do not want the Mao Mart method of forcing "market efficiency" to lever Ruger, Smith, or Savage to outsource production to China, or to Baikal, just so that ten or even one hundred bucks can be shaved off the sticker price. Quality and tradition will suffer should that happen.

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from Jason wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I live in Madison, WI. Most of my neighbors don't hunt. That is fine, the hunting isn't that great inside the city and if Wal-mart can make more money selling yoga mats they should listen to what the market is telling them.Besides when I want to pick up my back tag or any other hunting supplies I go to Gander Mt. only a few blocks away. I think most city dwellers like myself have many options and would rather go to a specialty store than Wal-Mart.

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from Steve wrote 8 years 1 day ago

Sorry to post again but most people don't like to buy guns from Walmart. I don't really see it as a direct link to a decline in the interest of guns and gun ownership.Try just going to Walmart to purchase ammo after 8pm. You have to stand at the sporting goods counter for hours to be waited on. Sometimes it even means leaving and going searching in other departments throughout the store for somebody to help you. Once you somebody gets on the intercom and makes several calls you finally get a lady from the Jewelry department who happens to have the keys to open the case.Then you have to point directly to the box you want because she doesn't know anything about ammo.

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from Steve wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I used to be a Manager for Walmart in their Sporting Goods department and I only walked one rifle out the door in my 3 years at that store. People bought paintball and air rifles from time to time.The "antis" are having a field day but this is a business decision and not an ethical issue.

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from Eric wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I suppose if those 1,000 stores are mostly in heavily populated areas with plenty of gangs and other poor behavior, taking the guns off those shelves is okay by me.

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from Cory wrote 8 years 1 day ago

I guess what it boils down to is they can sell whatever they want in their store, just like we could if we opened our own store.

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