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CALL WALMART 1-800-925-6278 to protest new restrictions on sales of shotguns and rifles.
Walmart ^ | July 5, 2002 | The Eagle has Landed

Posted on 07/04/2002 11:00:26 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: banglist; gunchecks; rifles; shotguns; walmart
The largest seller of guns in America is acting like it's taking it's cue from Brady Bunch and Rosie O' Donnel. This is outrageous that these idiots at Walmart would change their policy right before the 4th of July and when gun control is less popular than it has been in years. They kept the policy so secret it is not even in their news releases on their own website.

You would think they would try to enter the handgun market now instead of saying were not going to sell you a gun if the GUN check system in WASHINGTON is shut down for 3 days. THESE MORONS DESERVE TO BE FREEPED

1 posted on 07/04/2002 11:00:26 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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2 posted on 07/04/2002 11:15:44 PM PDT by Ymani Cricket
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I see a 'nor easterly breeze a comin . Her name was Anne and I'll be damned if I recall her face .

The future is exciting , but she left me nay knowing what to do .

3 posted on 07/04/2002 11:27:48 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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4 posted on 07/05/2002 1:10:01 AM PDT by brat
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How does waiting as-long-as-it-takes, rather than 3 days if the DC system *is* shutdown, thereby allowing anyone to purchase a firearm, harm the law abiding citizen?
5 posted on 07/05/2002 1:26:53 AM PDT by I_dmc
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"The largest seller of guns in America"

Pure hogwash, in my opinion.

Just when was the last time anyone here bought a gun a Walmarts?

6 posted on 07/05/2002 4:13:59 AM PDT by G.Mason
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CALL WALMART 1-800-925-6278 to protest new restrictions on sales of shotguns and rifles.

Better yet, stop buying from WalMart and encourage everyone you know to do likewise. Tell them why. Otherwise, you're just wasting your time, IMO.


Give me liberty or give me death.

7 posted on 07/05/2002 4:22:49 AM PDT by Tuor
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Because a right delayed is a right denied.

This system was created with the support of the NRA because it was intended to be as close to instant as could be managed. The 3 days and out rule was designed so that the feds could not prevent the law abiding from buying firearms by merely refusing to process the checks. Now comes Walmart with this policy.

It has never taken more than 15 minutes to process me, but my younger brother, who is at least as law abiding, has had to wait out the 3 days a couple of times. Why should he be denied the right to buy a gun if he qualifies?

8 posted on 07/05/2002 5:25:22 AM PDT by Rifleman
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I went on their website, no info on guns or ammo in their hunting dept. I guess they updated thier website ahead of time for the coming announcement. They plan to get out of the firearm business completely. I think I will e-mail their bass fishing TV show also. Buy local.
10 posted on 07/05/2002 8:21:29 AM PDT by Trteamer
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11 posted on 07/05/2002 10:29:18 AM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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No, WalMart deserves to be boycotted. Not for this - but because their corporate profits are part of the general budget for the People's Liberation Army of China. That's right, the PLA thanks you for shopping at WalMart.

You should be damned ashamed of yourself if you buy a single thing there, unless you enjoy being like Clinton and support the Chinese.

12 posted on 07/06/2002 3:51:07 AM PDT by 11B3
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Also note where their corporate offices are: Arkansas. Real coincidence, huh?
13 posted on 07/06/2002 3:52:24 AM PDT by 11B3
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To: TheEaglehasLanded; *bang_list

14 posted on 08/02/2002 1:37:49 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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This post concerning guns got me questioning my buying habits in walmart, this article today, sealed my decision to find other stores to shop in.

Capitol Hill ( - A financial services group offering "family friendly mutual funds" has removed the nation's largest retailer from its offerings because of the company's marketing of sexually suggestive magazines to families and children.

The Timothy Plan, which describes itself as "America's first pro-life, pro-family, biblically-based mutual fund group," currently holds $135 million in assets. But the 9,200 shares of Wal-Mart stock the company previously owned are no longer part of its portfolio.

"We're not here to hurt anybody. But it's time we draw a line in the sand and say 'Wait a minute!,'" Timothy Plan President Arthur Ally told "We've been accepting this stuff and backing up and moving the line back and back and back, for way too long."

Ally wrote H. Lee Scott, president of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. March 22 about the company's marketing practices regarding sexually suggestive magazines such as Cosmopolitan - which Ally calls one of the "most blatantly aggressive soft core pornographic magazines in America."

"I would like to issue this challenge to you: Go into any one of your stores, publicly introduce yourself as the president of Wal-Mart, get on the speaker system and read aloud to your store's customers all the words on the cover of any issue of Cosmopolitan," Ally wrote Scott. "Then let me know how it goes so I can decide whether or not we have to add your company to our screen list."

He asked Scott to move the magazines from the checkout lanes to areas not visible to children, or to "hood" the displays so that the cover photos and text other than the name of the magazine were hidden.

Four letters and three responses later, Ally received a final answer from Wal-Mart on July 23.

"Dear Mr. Ally, I apologize for not being clearer in my response. Although we appreciate your position on the matter it's our intention to continue merchandising magazines in the same manner that we currently do," wrote Don Harris, Wal-Mart's executive vice president for general merchandise. "Because of this it's possible that some of the titles you take exception with will be merchandised adjacent to the checkouts."

Scott never responded to Ally personally.

A Wal-Mart spokesman told that the company makes its merchandising decisions based on customer demand and satisfaction.

"We strive to serve our customers in the best way possible," said Tom Williams. "There might be some people who are not accepting of that decision ... there will always be some disagreements and we understand that and respect that."

The Timothy Plan has responded to Wal-Mart's decision by divesting itself of the company's stock, and invited a national network of 4,000 Christian financial planners and 10,000-plus Timothy Plan shareholders to boycott Wal-Mart stock and stores. The organization has also added Wal-Mart to its list of companies banned from their funds because of "involvement in pornography."

Ally believes his request was not the least bit unreasonable.

"We were not asking them to quit selling those magazines," he stressed, admitting that he would not be disappointed if that happened. "All we were asking them to do was just cover it up or get it to a less visible spot. That would be the family friendly thing to do.

"They thumbed their nose at that," he concluded.

Williams said the company is "open to various options," if customers desire a change.

"But, we're always going to strive to serve our customers," he added.

I wonder how many cosmopolitian magazines they have to sell to make up the loss from groceries, clothing and the such for a family of six?

15 posted on 08/20/2002 11:29:19 AM PDT by aha?
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