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Posted on 07/04/2002 11:00:26 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
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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
The future is exciting , but she left me nay knowing what to do .
Pure hogwash, in my opinion.
Just when was the last time anyone here bought a gun a Walmarts?
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.
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?
You should be damned ashamed of yourself if you buy a single thing there, unless you enjoy being like Clinton and support the Chinese.
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - 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 CNSNews.com. "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 CNSNews.com 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?