Yeah! But I bet you can get a machete! How did that guy ever get his hands on an assault machete!
It’s easier now to get an assault machete than it is to get a cell phone! Something needs to be done. We need to ban machetes especially the ones with the long handles and rusted blades.
We have pretty much stopped shopping at Walmart, the only thing I buy now is OTC meds and vitamins at half the price at Walgreens. When they started to treat all customers like criminals that is when the straws fell.
Mine still has a good supply of handgun and 223/556 ammo. I found out that they’re refusing to sell the ammo to anyone who has a minor in their group, including families.
I will happily take my business elsewhere. That being said, the guy at the sporting goods section was absolutely embarrassed by company policy and apologized profusely. He’s the guy I’ve talked to for the last few years and has been great at helping me out. He’s thankful he only has one more year of college so he can start his own store, coincidentally it will be an FFL. Will gladly give HIM business when he opens.
man that’s the WORST case of stinkin’ thinkin’ I’ve seen in a long time. Do they think that people bring their whole families into the store to shop? that anyone without a kid in tow HAS NO KIDS? holy cripes these folks are just … IDK. No words for this.
It’s apparently “company policy” whether locally or not I don’t know. I will just continue buying my ammo from @AngelFire and FenixAmmo, sorry Angelfire they’re a local business for Michigan residents.
It’s was in the news a few months ago that they would stop selling pistol and ammo for “assault rifles” in their stores, although they would stock ammo for rifles that they sell in store.
I sometimes shop at Walmart. There are plenty of reasons not to shop there besides 2a issues. IMO, this can be an opportunity to support your local shop, and to wean us off going there for everything. I get it… sometimes it’s what fits in the budget.
Way back when Walmart first started this “virtue signaling” I mentioned how hypocritical it was of them. Considering their positions on other issues that alienate them from the far left.
Financially speaking when you look at Walmart stores it’s their rural stores that tend to perform the best in the most important investment statistic which is same store sales growth. Those same rural stores customer bases also tend to trend conservative traditionally speaking. At least here in the South.
I’ve been curious, since the beginning of the 2A “virtue signaling” whether Walmart bottom line was affected enough to concern them.
I really doubt it. The amount of revenue they get from selling so many outsourced items compared to ammo and firearm sales most likely dwarfs loss of sales of ammunition/firearms. Their stock price has gone up a bit after the announcement and hasn’t really gone down (although their price seems stagnant over the last two months compared to the S&P).
It’s my understanding that after running most small businesses out of small towns, the rural areas are really dependent on Walmart for so many things. As a company that is openning stores in multiple countries, I tend to think that their stances might more reflect international focuses rather than American values. For example, Walmart’s China stores amounted to $10.7 billion in net sales this year (statista.com), and is considered to be “struggling” in that market (businessinsider.com; 2018).
I have a theory that in the not distant enough future there will be only two of each type of consumer sales outlets…two banks, two grocery stores, two gas stations, two hardware stores, etc. The only reason there will be two is to preserve the appearance of competition, when in reality they will both be owned by the same small group of oligarchs.
Look at how the national chains operate. Once they establish themselves in a market they do everything possible to drive out the independent businesses until they are the only place left to shop. Once that happens, either you take the goods they want to offer and pay the price they ask or go without.
@David38 some areas are resisting that… our bank in MO is a small MO-only bank with just half a dozen branches. They have repeatedly refused buyouts and handle all their own loans (dont sell them off). Its why we do business with them.
The local ones exist, and will continue to if we do the right thing.
@Zee, we also bank at a local institution with only 4 branches. Locally founded, funded, and operated. I also have local LP gas supplier, hardware store, auto parts store, and pharmacy. I deal with these as primary sources, only going to the chains when my locals can’t supply what I need.