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Posted: 4/24/2003 12:33:24 PM EDT
In regard to the article on the main page of AR15. "Wal-Mart short-changes gun owners"

Yes, it is temporary - a decision they made after my column was published.



----- Original Message -----
To: [email protected]
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 3:11 PM
Subject: Hi.

About your WalMart article and the sale of guns in California-
I thought WalMart claimed they were going to *temporarily* stop selling firearms in California until they can straighten out the procedures for sales under California law.
When did WalMart step up and say they were NEVER going to sell firearms in California anymore???  I must have missed that.  Please let me know.  Thanks.

Link Posted: 4/24/2003 12:55:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 5:55:34 PM EDT
The sporting goods clerk called me out on the "bulge" under my T-shirt.

He said, "are you packing?"

I said "No."

He said, "Oh, that's just your cell phone under your shirt?"

I said "Yes."

I got to get less lazy about concealment!
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 6:22:29 PM EDT
while i normally destest walmart with a passion,

As a business decision i don't think i could fault them. I am guessing firearm sales are a VERY small part of their overall revenue. The liability involved i am sure far outweighs the income they recive from those sales. When you consider the poorly trained sales force coupled with the extra paperwork and potential fines caused by the poor sales force i'd guess they are losing money on most gun sales.

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We better make damn sure Wal-Mart doesn't get out of the business of selling guns.  Nearly every story I read on this stated that Wal-Mart is the biggest seller of guns in the country.

While I agree that gun sales probably don't amount to much for Wal-Mart it means a hell of a lot to gun-owners and gun manufactures.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 6:39:15 PM EDT
Walmart selling guns is a huge draw to other sporting goods. Selling guns makes them seem like one of us. So selling guns is good business, regardless of whether its the Big Draw or not.

We don't need to be faulting a national chain store for selling guns. Walmart NOT selling guns should worry us. Thats exactly what the urbanized antis want and which we should fear.

Granted, most Walmart sales persons don't know shit from shinola when it comes to firearms, but they are least MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO SELL THEM.

My local Walmart has a very knowledgeable young sales dude who orders me cases of 9mm on a regular basis. We talk guns and calibers and grains and FPS all the time. He might be an exception.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 6:55:06 PM EDT

If wally gets out of guns, who's next.  people are starting to lump firearms in with VICES like tobacco, liquor, or Porn.

It's down right wrong, cleatus!
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 7:24:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 7:40:09 PM EDT
I dont think that wal-mart sells that many guns in my area. Actually Ive never witnessed a gun being sold at walmart.

However Ive seen a huge amount of guns walk out of BI-mart.

They have cheap prices and decent servicce in my area
they order a lot of guns
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 8:35:05 PM EDT
You think they would have some sort of training program for their employees.  Damn they're not just selling tampoons and shampoo.
    I was in a Sports Authority and saw a Remington 710, you know the cheap Bolt Action rifle complete with scope, and asked to ckeck it out.  He must have picked up every rifle except the 710.  Then being in a dicky mood I asked him what it was chambered for.  
    Wow! I thanked him and left.  Had a much better time in the sneaker dept., there it was browse for yourself.  
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