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Posted: 5/24/2003 2:00:27 PM EDT
A good friend talked to a relative last night who is a Walmart manager in a western state. She said that Walmart is going to quit selling guns nationwide per a memo that came out a few days ago. I know more but not that I want to post on the net. Anybody else hear about this? If this is true, I believe I might open a gun shop!
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 4:04:36 PM EDT
[bs] Walmart is the nation's largest retailers of guns and ammo and it's a large profit center for them. I doubt they are pulling the plug on sales.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 4:21:13 PM EDT
Temporary until they can train their sales staff. Most of them just sell the gun, and don't even follow the states' laws.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 4:22:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:14:05 PM EDT
They shut down sales in California after the DOJ found many legal violations, mostly because the staff were to ignorant to follow the law.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:22:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Shadowblade: I doubt it, but you never know. Local Walmarts are different here anyway... Pistols for sale and such. One employee told me their guns don't go through the national chain anyway.
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Do you know why that is? Even K-Mart exempted it's AK stores from many of it's anti-gun practices. CRC
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:26:16 PM EDT
Alot of stuff has changed there since Mr. Sam died. It would not surprise me a bit if they did quit.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:27:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:32:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter: One local shop here gives a free 1yr NRA membership with every gun sold.
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I wouldn't take that even for free. Not until the NRA does something to protect the rights of EBR and Class 3 owners.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:38:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2003 6:39:59 PM EDT by pogo]
Please. Not that BS again. I have my gripes about the NRA but there is noone else on the legislative scene that have the impact of the NRA. Hate to say it, but you and I look like freaks argueing that pre-86 ways should come back. Been there, done that. The best way to proceed on this is to get good exposure. Youth Day shoots, letter writing to the editor, etc. What we need is a legislative fast one in the dark of night, like hte last voice vote to restrict class 3. EDIT: Yeah, I think EVERYONE up here in the state goes through a jobber, V F Grace. Is there a dealer in the state who does not?
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Link Posted: 5/24/2003 7:33:04 PM EDT
I have a 20 guage bolt action J.C. Higgins (Sears) shotgun. Inherited from papa.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 7:41:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 7:43:53 PM EDT
except for california, i have heard nothing about stopping selling guns. from what i understand california will be selling them again one day, just gonna be awhile for more training and such.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 7:53:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2003 8:01:04 PM EDT by A_Free_Man]
Years ago I bought a Rem 7400 from Kmart. (OK, no ragging, I didn't know any better way back then.) They had to find a department mgr with the key, and that knew how to do a gun sale. Then she lady finally showed up, and fumbled through the paperwork. She acted like I was doing something illegal. Why did I want a SEMI AUTOMATIC, she asked. I said, why, does that matter? You're selling them. She acted like she was selling a machine gun to a gangbanger. After the sale was completed, they did not even let me carry it out of the store. They had an employee carry it and escort me all the way to my car and place it in the trunk himself. I went back in and told them it was obvious they did not want to be in the sporting goods business. I never did business with those people again, for anything.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 7:59:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By alaman: I have a 20 guage bolt action J.C. Higgins (Sears) shotgun. Inherited from papa.
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I got some of that ammo
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:02:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By A_Free_Man: Years ago I bought a Rem 7400 from Kmart. (OK, no ragging, I didn't know any better way back then.) They had to find a department mgr with the key, and that knew how to do a gun sale. Then she lady finally showed up, and fumbled through the paperwork. She acted like I was doing something illegal. Why did I want a SEMI AUTOMATIC, she asked. I said, why, does that matter? You're selling them. She acted like she was selling a machine gun to a gangbanger. After the sale was completed, they did not even let me carry it out of the store. They had an employee carry it and escort me all the way to my car and place it in the trunk himself. I went back in and told them it was obvious they did not want to be in the sporting goods business.
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My dad bought some Remmy 760s from K-Mart back in the 1970's and was very dissapointed to learn how far they've gone from that point. CRC
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:04:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mike103: If guns are sold in gun stores only they will become like porn stores, most poeple will be to affraid to go in their first time. I go to three different stores on Long Island and buy ammo all the time
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I think most of that thinking has to do with New York more than anything else. In New York, guns are a forbidden fruit. So, the porn metaphor rings very, very true there. In the South, the West, and most of the Midwest, guns aren't "feared" in such a way that would cause one to refrain from going into a gun shop. New York, New Jersey, CT, Mass- Yes. That mindset is the case. Much of CA too. Everywhere else, no.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:27:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheKill: I know more but not that I want to post on the net.
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i hate it when people do that, if its worth posting, why not go ahead and tell us 'everything'?
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