Walmart Is To Stop Selling Ammunition For Assault Rifles

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  1. Holly Saunders

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    Walmart
    has announced it will stop selling ammunition for assault rifles and handguns and will ban customers from openly carrying firearms inside across its 4,177 stores.

    The company will also stop selling handguns in Alaska, the only state where it sells them.

    It comes in the wake of two deadly mass shootings, one of which occurred in one a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, during which 22 people were killed.

    The company's CEO Doug McMillon made the announcement in a memo to employees on Tuesday.

    'After selling through our current inventory commitments, we will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber that, while commonly used in some hunting rifles, can also be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons,' he wrote.

    The rest here....

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7423799/Walmart-stop-selling-ammunition-assault-rifles.html
     
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    Look for a huge surge in people buying ammunition from Walmart before it's all gone.
     
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    I think most people get theirs from gun shows or gun shops. The rest either make their own or know someone who does. Walmart probably just wants to stay on the non-controversial side of things. Good marketing.
     
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    According to that report '' Walmart is the country's biggest seller of ammunition, accounting for 20 percent of it.''
     
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    The people who Walmart hopes to please by giving in to the anti-gun lobby are the same people who have disdain for "big box stores" anyhow, while the people they have offended by giving in to the anti-gun people are those who would otherwise be most likely to shop at Walmart. Conservatives aren't big on boycotting so I don't suppose it will hurt them a lot, other than the needless loss of gun and ammunition sales, but it won't help them at all. Walmart has been closing more stores than they've been opening, so good luck to them.

    I hate Walmart, anyhow. I did buy my shotgun there, and I have bought ammunition there. Now I don't have to buy anything there.
     
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    Was in ours today a few buying ammo but the hardware store across the street added ammunition to their sign today I saw, our store Walmart is ranked 2nd in Texas as to complaints and out of stocks it was the one who refused a marked service dog entrance with a almost blind person some years back.
     
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    My husband was a huge gun collector. I suppose I was basing my statement on all his gun club buddies. Sometimes, collectors have all sorts of guns and ammunition they never report. A group of them may have more firearms and ammunition than all of the people in the city put together who go to Walmart or any gun shop who reports sales. Not saying I was right, just why I came to the conclusion.

    I wish I could've sold them when he died. It was right around $65 - 70,000 worth, just guns. But, he bought those for his sons from his first marriage, so I passed them on. In hindsight, I sure wish I would've held back a couple....................:D
     
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    @Holly Saunders
    Really unfortunate thing here is that the CEO does not even know WTH he's talking about! "Short-barrel Rifles"
    are in fact ILLEGAL throughout the United States, since passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. Furthermore, the ".223 caliber and 5.56 caliber" ammunition is suitable for use in a wide variety of completely non-military and non-"assault style" firearms, including certain HANDGUNS.

    "also be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons,"........such ammunition when used in the firearms I describe is utilized WITHOUT "clips" (magazines) of any kind. Thus the question of "high-capacity" magazines again becomes a politicized moot point.
    Frank
     
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    Just a perfect example again (the Walmart man) of someone not having a clue really of what he is talking about, a big peeve of mine there as to that kind of person, I have no room for them in my life.
     
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    I read yesterday (Yahoo) that guns/ammo sales have increased 15% in the past couple of months.
     
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    Something similar happened after Obama was elected. Not to shoot him :D, but people were afraid of promised new legislation. I think the handwriting is on the wall and legal gun enthusiasts should probably buy up what they want now.

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    Well Walmart had better not stop selling beer. :p
     
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    @Beth Gallagher
    Old Sam Walton probably often enjoys a private snicker from within his grave!
    Frank
     
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