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by 03Lightningrocks
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
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Re: Walmart has fallen!

srothstein wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:18 am
TreyHouston wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:07 pm
Sounds to me they care about money more than personal beliefs. If the board thinks its wrong, they should pull it from stock or destroy it or donate it to the local PD. But no, they want there profit, THEN they will stop. Games, games and more games...
I agree. I also keep thinking they may be trying to play both sides of a game. They made the anti-gunners happy by saying they will stop selling certain kinds of ammo. They claim they can't do it right away because of contracts and the loss, etc. After a while, they keep selling and people forget what they promised and just accept it. They can also claim they did stop since they ued some pretty loose definitions (short barreled rifle ammo?)/ But they try to keep gunners happy by still selling what ever makes them a profit.

The problem I see is that they miscalculated on gunners memories. I haven't forgotten when they stopped selling handguns, then they stopped selling "evil" black guns. Now they are stopping the sale of ammo that fits unpopular guns. I stopped buying any sporting goods at Walmart. If Academy has it, I won't go to Walmart for it. I wish I could stop shopping there completely, but there are too many things they carry that I can't find locally otherwise. I don't mean for the price, but not at all in my rural county.
This is likely an issue for many in rural communities.
by 03Lightningrocks
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

ScottDLS wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:43 pm
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:24 pm
I think it isn't gonna matter what anyone does. If they were serious about it, they will put up signs. I would bet the issue is right now going through there legal department to make sure they implement it so as not to get sued by someone who is harassed for open carrying in their store. Hang back and wait. The signs are coming. We will be only lucky if they don't post 30.06 signs just to cover their bases.
Even more reason to become a volunteer emergency responder. :cool:
Now there is an idea. :thumbs2:
by 03Lightningrocks
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

I think it isn't gonna matter what anyone does. If they were serious about it, they will put up signs. I would bet the issue is right now going through there legal department to make sure they implement it so as not to get sued by someone who is harassed for open carrying in their store. Hang back and wait. The signs are coming. We will be only lucky if they don't post 30.06 signs just to cover their bases.
by 03Lightningrocks
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

PriestTheRunner wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:49 pm
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:17 am
I think the reason you won't see Walmart taking alcohol out of it's locations is money. Firearms/ammo sales and vape sales are minuscule compared to the revenue generated by alcohol products. Walmart is probably not sacrificing much revenue(comparatively) when they take firearms and ammo or vapes off the shelves.

Anyone with a lick of common sense knows Walmart does not give a darn about the well being of their customers. It is all about political posturing and the all mighty dollar.
Same reason they won't stop selling smokes.

Freakin hypocrites.
:iagree:
by 03Lightningrocks
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

I think the reason you won't see Walmart taking alcohol out of it's locations is money. Firearms/ammo sales and vape sales are minuscule compared to the revenue generated by alcohol products. Walmart is probably not sacrificing much revenue(comparatively) when they take firearms and ammo or vapes off the shelves.

Anyone with a lick of common sense knows Walmart does not give a darn about the well being of their customers. It is all about political posturing and the all mighty dollar.
by 03Lightningrocks
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

carlson1 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:34 pm
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Interesting conversation about popcorn lung and vaping. About the only common connection with firearms and ammo would be Walmarts decision not to sell something they see as harmful to the public. The very real difference to me is that in the decision to discontinue ammo/firearms sales, they have taken a stand against a constitutionally protected right. There is not constitutional right to smoke/vape or even drink alcohol.

My thinking on vaping is that it is relatively new and has not had the amount of time it typically takes to determine if it is extremely hazardous to ones health. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. One thing I have noticed. When they speak of teens being addicted to vape, they always leave the impression it has something to do with nicotine but one has to be 21 to purchase vape oil with nicotine in it. Knowing this, I can't help but wonder just exactly how vaping is addictive to teens, like cigarettes for example.
They lump all things together. It is like the huge opioid epidemic. They put heroine, illegal fentanyl, OxyContin, and other illegal drugs together. They want you to think the guy taking hydrocodone after surgery or the one who has oxycodone for chronic back pain after several surgeries are dope heads and are on deaths door. I understand the chance of becoming an addict, but there is a huge difference between someone who is dependent and those who are addicted for a high. There are some who can not walk do to pain, but the government restrictions will push those people to be heroine users because they can’t live with the pain rather than under a pain doctors care.

We are steadily creating bigger and bigger government so they can control us and intrude on our freedoms. If you want to vape then go vape. It is not hurting anyone, but yourself. Drinking and driving is hurting others. Not to difficult to figure out. The whole purpose of government is to protect my rights and protect you from me or me from you. Your rights end where mine begin.
We are loosing our freedoms under the heading of “safety.”
:confused5

Funny you brought up the opiate thing. I don't know if you are aware of it but Walmart has also started to refuse to refill pain medications that contain narcotics. I have believed for years that the government created the heroin epidemic when they set upon a mission to eradicate the doctors ability to prescribe these medications as they and their patients see fit. Just like with gun control, government decided to punish all for the sins of the few. Rather than simply going after Doctors or patients who were abusing them, they make it impossible for all Doctors and patients.
by 03Lightningrocks
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

Interesting conversation about popcorn lung and vaping. About the only common connection with firearms and ammo would be Walmarts decision not to sell something they see as harmful to the public. The very real difference to me is that in the decision to discontinue ammo/firearms sales, they have taken a stand against a constitutionally protected right. There is not constitutional right to smoke/vape or even drink alcohol.

My thinking on vaping is that it is relatively new and has not had the amount of time it typically takes to determine if it is extremely hazardous to ones health. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. One thing I have noticed. When they speak of teens being addicted to vape, they always leave the impression it has something to do with nicotine but one has to be 21 to purchase vape oil with nicotine in it. Knowing this, I can't help but wonder just exactly how vaping is addictive to teens, like cigarettes for example.
by 03Lightningrocks
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

imkopaka wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:40 am
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Does the public announcement by WalMart to not open carry in their stores serve as notice or does that only apply when they are speaking to you directly? Otherwise, they will need to post the appropriate signage under Texas law.

I am not saying I think folks should open carry if no signage. That is up to each person.
I would say no. There is no guarantee any person heard such an announcement, nor is there an obligation to track down such comments by those who receive LTCs after the statement was made. From what I understand, oral notice much be given personally. However, IANAL.
This is what I think also. This could mean they will start posting Walmart and if they do, they may do it with the 30.06 signage as a catch all. I guess we shall find out.
by 03Lightningrocks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

I bet many here remember buying ammo at the hardware stores. I even remember a small grocery store in Somerset Kentucky where my dad would buy ammo.
by 03Lightningrocks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

Oldgringo wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:32 pm
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.
The first shotgun I purchased as an adult was from a Gibsons in Lewsville Texas. It was a Mossberge pump 12. I loved that place. That was back in 1980 and there was zero paperwork to fill out. I paid for it and carried it right out of the store.
by 03Lightningrocks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

They only decided on the new policy about a week ago. I bet they are putting together the new policy to ship out to all their locations. In a big company like walmart they have to run these things through the legal department. My point is, give them a few more weeks or so to get it in place. I have no expectation of them simply allowing each location to make it's own policy. Not after making such a huge public spectacle of it.
by 03Lightningrocks
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:57 am
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Does the public announcement by WalMart to not open carry in their stores serve as notice or does that only apply when they are speaking to you directly? Otherwise, they will need to post the appropriate signage under Texas law.

I am not saying I think folks should open carry if no signage. That is up to each person.
IANAL, but here are my thoughts.

Their public announcement said that they would prefer customers not carry openly. I don't think an expressed preference is valid notice regardless of form. If they had said that customers can not carry openly, that would be a different story, and might be valid notice for anyone who received that message directly, as opposed to second hand heresay accounts.

Practically speaking this is a distinction without a difference. If you OC, and someone notices (not a guarantee, in my experience), then you will be asked to cover it up, at a minimum. So best not to OC there, IMHO.
Thanks. I agree that OC in a walmart at this point is not a great idea. My guess is that at some point they will post their stores. Hopefully not with 30.06.
by 03Lightningrocks
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

Oldgringo wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:27 pm
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
:smilelol5: :smilelol5: :smilelol5: I use to think it was just the walmart I went to. Then I realized it is all of them.

Oh, and you forgot to say, "Now get off my grass".
by 03Lightningrocks
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

Does the public announcement by WalMart to not open carry in their stores serve as notice or does that only apply when they are speaking to you directly? Otherwise, they will need to post the appropriate signage under Texas law.

I am not saying I think folks should open carry if no signage. That is up to each person.
by 03Lightningrocks
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22005

Re: Walmart has fallen!

Lena wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:24 pm
A café I frequent a lot told a customer if you choose to return here please cover your firearm before coming in, the OC person argued with him then he was then told NOT TO RETURN ever. Just another reason I do not OC in public. Unless at work here. Seen more negatives than positive , nuff said there.... The owner was very polite until the OC showed his rear end. So now an 07 sign in window all from this.

Comments?
Yes, I have one. And there you have it. One self entitled person created an atmosphere of hostility rather than goodwill.

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