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Walmart stops selling assault rifles, other bad stuff

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by cranberry, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Walmart To Stop Selling Assault Rifles, Other Firearms Used In Mass Killings

    Walmart is set to stop selling assault rifles, semi-automatic shotguns and other high-capacity weapons of the sort used in mass killings.

    The world’s largest retailer confirmed rumors of the move to pro-gun website BearingArms.com on Tuesday afternoon.

    Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg told the site that lagging sales motivated the big-box giant’s decision rather than politics.

    “We previously carried modern sporting rifles in less than a third of our stores,” Lundberg told Forbes. “Our merchandising decisions are driven largely by customer demand. In our everyday course of doing business, we are continually reviewing and adjusting our product assortment to meet our customers’ needs.”

    The chain has faced pressure over the past few years to take firearms including the AR-15 off its shelves, both from gun safety groups like Michael Bloomberg-backed Moms Demand Action and, more recently, an Episcopal church in New York’s Financial District.

    And, of course, the gun enthusiasts are a little annoyed. Some amusing comments section here...

    Walmart Stops Selling MSRs, Some Semi-Automatic Shotguns - Bearing Arms - AR-15, modern sporting rifles, Walmart
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Way to bow to Obama, Walmart!
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  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

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  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Well, this will solve...nothing.
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  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I, for one, welcome gun enthusiasts to the Boycott Walmart coalition.
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  6. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member


    Keeping the military safe from ISIS.
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  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The spokesman for Walmart is correct about sales falling for ARs and AKs.

    After Sandy Hook, the prices went through the roof on fears they'd be banned. Gun shops were getting $1,500 for base models. Now the exact same rifle can be had for $450 since everybody who wanted one has already bought one.
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Ned Beatty will play him in the movie.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Maybe we could save newspapers by spreading the word that Obama is about to ban them!
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2015
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  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Except in Kenya!
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  11. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    This is correct, and I'm certain Walmart's move has little, if anything, to do with politics in this instance, and really is all about money and the viability of sales.

    I love working there, but Walmart does nothing without weighing monetary gains, losses and worthiness. Guns really aren't sold in the majority of its stores, and if those models don't sell well, or well enough, they can and will eventually be phased out and deleted from the inventory, just like any other product.

    Now, if Walmart ever stops selling ammunition, that will mean something. Really, it's like every day is Black Friday when it comes to ammo sales. Buyers are there, waiting outside the door every morning, even before the first-shift employees have arrived. I know because I often walk in with them, they heading straight to the sporting-goods department while I go off to the time clock.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    How can this not be a political or PR move, Write?
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