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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:25 PM

Walmart ends all handgun ammunition sales and asks customers not to carry guns into stores

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/03/business/walmart-ends-handgun-ammo-sales/index.html

New York(CNN Business) Walmart on Tuesday announced it will reduce its gun and ammunition sales, one month after more than 20 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Walmart also pressured Congress to enact gun safety measures.

The company, America's largest retailer, said it will stop selling handgun ammunition and ammunition for short-barrel rifles after selling all of its current inventory. Walmart (WMT) will also stop selling handguns in Alaska, the only state where it still sells handguns. And Walmart will request that customers no longer openly carry guns into its 4,700 US stores, or its Sam's Club stores, in states that allow open carry.

However, Walmart will continue to sell long barrel deer rifles and shotguns and much of the ammunition for those guns. Walmart will also continue to allow concealed carry by customers with permits in its stores.

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Reply Walmart ends all handgun ammunition sales and asks customers not to carry guns into stores (Original post)
underpants Sep 2019 OP
spanone Sep 2019 #1
TheBlackAdder Sep 2019 #23
Shell_Seas Sep 2019 #2
panader0 Sep 2019 #3
durablend Sep 2019 #8
Amishman Sep 2019 #16
malaise Sep 2019 #20
NickB79 Sep 2019 #32
Hekate Sep 2019 #4
malaise Sep 2019 #21
Hekate Sep 2019 #24
Initech Sep 2019 #5
dlk Sep 2019 #6
aikoaiko Sep 2019 #7
TDale313 Sep 2019 #9
benld74 Sep 2019 #10
Amishman Sep 2019 #17
dalton99a Sep 2019 #11
mapol Sep 2019 #30
Runningdawg Sep 2019 #12
Wellstone ruled Sep 2019 #13
Delmette2.0 Sep 2019 #14
Wellstone ruled Sep 2019 #15
yaesu Sep 2019 #19
at140 Sep 2019 #27
malaise Sep 2019 #22
Kaleva Sep 2019 #25
FakeNoose Sep 2019 #18
sarisataka Sep 2019 #29
Gothmog Sep 2019 #26
Liberal In Texas Sep 2019 #28
mapol Sep 2019 #31

Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:30 PM

1. K&R...

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:37 PM

23. I guess they'll just have to go back to walking around the store with a stuffed sock in their pants.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:35 PM

2. This is huge!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:36 PM

3. Thank you Walmart---the largest gun seller in the country.

The gunners around here are going to go nuts.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:44 PM

8. Off to Tractor Supply for them I guess...

"Dam libs taking away muh god given right to buy guns and shoot people up!"

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Response to durablend (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 02:59 PM

16. Tractor supply doesn't even sell guns or ammo

This will push them towards independent gun shops.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:34 PM

20. After El Paso people must have stopped shopping at Walmarts across the US

They had to do something - about time.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:27 PM

32. Why? This supports dedicated gun stores

Who have been struggling since Trump was elected, what with the fear of Obama receding.

Now instead of going out of business, a ton of gun stores will have millions in new business.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:38 PM

4. This counts as progress

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:34 PM

21. Or

Self preservation

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Response to malaise (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:37 PM

24. Whatever it takes my friend

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:40 PM

5. Excellent! A definite step in the right direction!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:41 PM

6. Baby Steps...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:42 PM

7. I'll be looking for that sale price.




score!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:48 PM

9. This is a really big deal.

And the right decision.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:58 PM

10. after selling all of its current inventory

So NOT immediately

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Response to benld74 (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:03 PM

17. And not much of their inventory at that

The Walmarts near me mostly sell hunting guns and ammo anyway. Like Dick's, they haven't sold hand guns at all for as long as I can remember, nor do I recall ever seeing an assault rifle in the case.

Easy to give up something that they hardly do.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 02:00 PM

11. About damn time.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:12 PM

30. Yup! It's about time!

It's definitely not a be-all/end-all regarding the problem of gun violence here in the United States as a whole, but it's a big step in the right direction.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 02:19 PM

12. Nothing more than a cover their ass move to keep liberal customers

But it's going to have the opposite effect because I know I just heard every gun freak in Tulsa yell "hold my beer".

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 02:41 PM

13. Ah,the real reason was,

lost sales in the weeks following El Paso. If you had been in a Wally Fart Store after El Paso,you would have notice a major drop in Hispanic,African American and Asian Shoppers.

Store Employees were instructed to not mention anything about El Paso or answer any type of question in regards to lack of store traffic.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 02:52 PM

14. Bingo!

I never shop at Wally World but I wouldn't be surprised that their bottom line is the real reason.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 02:55 PM

15. We have two items that we purchase at

Wally,and that is because our other retailers don't stock them. And yes it was very obvious it was lost sales.

You can try to fool a old Grocery Guy about lost sales,but to many decades make him more than aware.














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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:31 PM

19. I went in a walmart last week while on vacation, picked up a few items, a salad, went to check out

and they had just 2 lines open, I seen I would need to wait about 20 min so I returned the stuff and went elsewhere. Self checkout BS will be the death of stores like walmart.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:58 PM

27. I never shop at Wally World after 9am

like you, I hate long checkout lines and self-check-outs.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:36 PM

22. Self preservation

They're not stupid

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:53 PM

25. It's human nature to see what one wants to see even if it isn't real.

There isn't much difference between seeing a major drop in Hispanic, African Americans and Asian shoppers at Wal-Mart and seeing the likeness of Jesus Christ in a piece of toast.

Humans are not rational creatures and we view the world in a way that supports our biases. Even if there is no evidence to support such biases.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:28 PM

18. Walmart probably found out they can't get the liability insurance they need

... as long as ammo is in their stores.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:06 PM

29. Except they still will sell ammo

Just not handgun ammo.

Ironically it appears this new policy will still allow the ammo used in the El Paso shooting to be sold

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:01 PM

28. Good. But ASKS? REQUESTS?

...not to carry guns into the store?

They should have a policy and signage saying NO GUNS. Period.

(And I still won't shop there.)

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:27 PM

31. I've never shopped at a Wal*Mart anyhow,

and, for a number of reasons, I have never wanted to shop there, but I definitely agree that there should be a No Guns policy in the store. Period!

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