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by Oldgringo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

This entire thread is a "tempest in a teapot", to quote The Bard. If one doesn't like any stores' policies, products, prices, parking or whatever, shop elsewhere.

In the instance of Walmart's, et al, recently publicized positions on OC, don't go there if you object. This is still a free country. Why provoke them into posting 30.06 signs to the detriment of us who do respect their "RIGHTS" to run their businesses as they see fit and our "RIGHTS" to shop where we choose? How self-serving selfish is that?
by Oldgringo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

rotor wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:13 pm
carlson1 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:57 pm
rotor wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:02 pm
carlson1 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:22 pm
I despise their policies, but if you guys just keep pushing the envelope after they have asked you not too we will see 30.06 and 30.07 signs. It will be the fault of those who think they are the exceptions.
Seriously, If they want to keep open carriers out then let them post 07 and be done with it. If they want cc out let them 06 too. I would say your philosophy is the reverse answer to the solution. If everyone open carried then the public and WalMart would be used to it. I hardly ever open carry and I don't think many of us do. Perhaps I am wrong though and should routinely open carry and perhaps we all should. We can all live without WalMart. Their business model may go the way Sears did anyway. Angering your customer with no service doesn't lead to success. Wife had an Amazon delivery today on a post office truck...on a Sunday.... who else does this? Not a fan of Amazon otherwise but this guy started his business in a garage, like Jobs and Wozniak. Knows how to provide service.
Great selfish way to look at I guess. I try not to ruin good things for others. I may not like something, but others do.
First, I don't understand why you think it's a selfish way to look at it. None of us on this forum (I hope) have gone into WalMart killing people so we are not the undesirable people going there. We go there to spend money. Your solution seems to be don't anger the beast by doing things that are PERFECTLY legal. That worked well at Dick's and is working well at WalMart. A crazy kid kills people at a store and they want to ban honest people and you think that just being quiet will solve the problem. I was quiet before, never open carried at WalMart and we still got banned (maybe). Perhaps if 50 of us at a time open carried at a store every day at every store would "not ruin good things for others".

What are those good things anyway? Everything WalMart sells I can buy elsewhere.

I agree with Carlson. Why poke the bear?

In answer to your question, did you know that there are seven capital "I"'s in your two posts above?
by Oldgringo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

carlson1 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Oldgringo wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:06 pm
carlson1 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:53 pm
Oldgringo wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:27 pm
...So, use your phone or go elsewhere. Walmart is here to stay.
Yea Kmart and Montgomery Wards thought that too. I know you are old enough to remember those. :anamatedbanana
Yep, I also remember Western Autos.
I bought a 410 shotgun from the Western Auto in Tyler that was on south Broadway. I almost forgot about them along with Gibson’s. :cheers2:
Gibson's is the other one I was trying to think of. Gibson's also predated K-Marts and Walmarts.
by Oldgringo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

carlson1 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:53 pm
Oldgringo wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:27 pm
...So, use your phone or go elsewhere. Walmart is here to stay.
Yea Kmart and Montgomery Wards thought that too. I know you are old enough to remember those. :anamatedbanana
Yep, I also remember Western Autos.
by Oldgringo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

carlson1 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:47 pm
I personally don’t think it is wise to bring this to the attention of local stores until we see how they respond. It is best sometimes to just be quiet...
:iagree: Discretion is said to be the better part of valor.
by Oldgringo
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

philip964 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Plenty of ammo still on the shelves.
Texas CHL Forum blocked on their WiFi.
Gateway to Airguns Forum is also blocked on Walmart's WiFi. So, use your phone or go elsewhere. Walmart is here to stay.

I kinda' like catching a seat at a Walmart entrance/exit and just watchin'. It's kinda' like going to the circus or the County Fairs of old. You old enough to reckon County Fairs
by Oldgringo
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

crazy2medic wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:18 am
The wife wants to grab a few things at wally world when I get off work today, I'll let ya'll know if they throw me out for open carrying!
Why poke the bear? Do you want 'em to put up signs that keep ALL of us from carrying?
by Oldgringo
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:39 pm
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:iagree:
by Oldgringo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

locke_n_load wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:18 pm
ScottDLS wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:16 pm
Oldgringo wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:25 pm
I've never been a proponent of OC; therefore, 30.07 in any form upsets me not a bit. :tiphat:
I’ve never been a fan of revolvers so if Texas were to ban them, I wouldn’t care a bit. :biggrinjester:
Exactly. Just one more step closer to banning all carry. Normalize banning one, the other doesn't seem so hard to get rid of.
This is 2019, not 1856. I've never, intentionally, gone out of my way to attract attention.

Rightfully, or wrongly, I feel that in this day and time, civilian OC in heavily public places; e.g., shopping, entertainment, religious places, just ain't promoting, nor preserving, our overall 2A interests. YMMV?
by Oldgringo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

I've never been a proponent of OC; therefore, 30.07 in any form upsets me not a bit. :tiphat:
by Oldgringo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

carlson1 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:50 pm
AF-Odin wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:32 pm
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Let the morbidly obese who like to shop in their pajamas have Walmart, I can do without them and Walmart
I don’t shop in pajamas, but I became morbidly obese after spending six years in a wheelchair. Although I have lost 112lbs since last July I am still morbidly obese. I can also DO WITHOUT PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

Carl Carlson
:smilelol5: Good one, Carl! :thumbs2:
by Oldgringo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 214
Views: 16426

Re: Walmart has fallen!

:anamatedbanana



canvasbck wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Meh, I mostly go to WalMart to people watch........


When I want to feel good about myself.
Yep, it's kinda' like goin' to the circus.

On a more serious note, I'd be very surprised if the price of our boolits doesn't go up in the stores that still carry 'em. You reckon?

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