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Walmart responds to 'suspended ammo' story
World Net Daily ^ | January 14, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling

Posted on 01/14/2013 8:23:50 PM PST by HiJinx

The blogosphere has exploded with outrage in response to news that Walmart is suspending ammunition sales in anticipation of the Obama administration’s gun-control recommendations to Congress – but the retail giant tells WND the reports aren’t true.

“That information is inaccurate,” said Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman located at Walmart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.

WND then asked whether the retail chain is cutting back on orders of ammunition.

“No,” Hardie said. “We’re continuing to serve our customers as we have in the past.”

She said Walmart’s ammunition sales policy has not changed, even amid talk of gun-control legislation in Washington, D.C.

The uproar began when the InvestmentWatch blog posted a story headlined, “Breaking & confirmed: Walmart is not going to order any more ammo.”

CNS News cited the report, and talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh mentioned it during his Monday show.

According to the InvestmentWatch report, a man claimed to have visited his local Walmart and noticed the store was “out of almost every kind of ammo.”

Read more at http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/01/walmart-responds-to-suspended-ammo-story/#d3MuKBdjZ0uAPm1v.99

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To: HiJinx; Jonty30

>>Either the Wal-Mart story was wrong to start with, or the company has decided to change back to their standard policy for ammo sales.

The original story had a WM manager picking up the phone to order some. That was pretty much a giveaway that it was somebody’s idea of a fun prank. It’s probably been several decades since chain stores ordered stuff that way - it’s all computerized now.


21 posted on 01/14/2013 8:40:25 PM PST by expat1000
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To: HiJinx

Photos on the net from all over of empty show cases with no ammo. Sold out.

Maybe New York will have some. They are trying to pass a law right now that you can’t own 10 or more firearms. What about collectors????


22 posted on 01/14/2013 8:42:34 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: mylife

SPRAYING now! Have you no pity? You can’t be serious! ROTFL! My side hurts! STOP!! :D!!


23 posted on 01/14/2013 8:44:12 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RummyChick
What about people that like good deals? I almost bought a crate of 10 SKS's for $650.

Woulda turned a nice profit. They are selling for $400 a pop now.

24 posted on 01/14/2013 8:45:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RitaOK

It was great stuff. I would always have at least 3 cans of it in my camper at any given time.


25 posted on 01/14/2013 8:47:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

End of K-Mart? Au contraire. They’re not gone. In fact they bought Sears. But they sure did shrink.


26 posted on 01/14/2013 8:47:25 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Jonty30
It was probably wrong at the start. Gun owners, in just a few months bought enough weapons and ammo to outfit China and India.

That makes sense but we'll see what these businesses do to minimize the fascist wrath thrown their way

27 posted on 01/14/2013 8:48:24 PM PST by plain talk
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Yes, and the shrinkage came after they stopped selling guns and ammo.


28 posted on 01/14/2013 8:48:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jonty30
It’s good to getvob top of it and hold Wal-Mart accountable nevertheless.

Yep.

If it wasn't true, the reaction will keep it from being true in the future.

29 posted on 01/14/2013 8:49:28 PM PST by null and void (Confiscating guns enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: null and void

Didn’t pass the smell test. All ordering at Walmart is done by computer, not by phone.


30 posted on 01/14/2013 8:49:45 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: HiJinx

Seems like the US government is at war with it’s citizens, eh?


31 posted on 01/14/2013 8:50:44 PM PST by blam
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To: mylife
Woulda turned a nice profit. They are selling for $400 a pop now.

On my out of a recent gun show, I saw a box-grade Russkie on a table with a $1,700 price tag.

32 posted on 01/14/2013 8:52:29 PM PST by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: null and void
And this afternoon at about 1PM I was told to my face by the elderly Wal-Mart sporting goods clerk that ammo was "on hold" and wasn't being resupplied. This is consistent with not accepting any more orders for ammo, computerized replenishment or not.
33 posted on 01/14/2013 8:53:38 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: mylife

Actually they’d been struggling for years since the rise of Wal-Mart. And apparently c.2000 they had a major scandal with CEOs absconding with what money they had.


34 posted on 01/14/2013 8:54:01 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Spirochete

The Russian ones do bring a better price but $1,700?!!!


35 posted on 01/14/2013 8:55:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

At any rate I miss being able to get cheap ammo and canned bacon there.


36 posted on 01/14/2013 8:57:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jonty30

Walmarts is a smart capitalist company. They are not going to intentionally miss out on millions on the sale of legal goods. The story could have been second hand heresay.

The problem at Walmart’s ammo is that for this particular product, they haven’t much leverage in their routine “supply us first or we won’t carry” threats, so they must compete for ammo and they sell out most of any shipment within a few hours. Guess you gotta be friends with the Ammo Counter Guy.


37 posted on 01/14/2013 8:57:02 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: mylife
No frill firepower. I would have been all over two crates of those.
Where did you find that offer?
38 posted on 01/14/2013 8:57:30 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans by the left, at any cost)
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To: steve86

I suspect this is a distribution issue.

It shows the American Psyche.

Tell us we can’t have something or supplies are limited and the race is on to get it.

At least the gun and ammo manufacturers are going to have a good year this year.


39 posted on 01/14/2013 8:58:17 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: the OlLine Rebel
End of K-Mart? Au contraire. They’re not gone.

OK, but do they still have the canned bacon?

40 posted on 01/14/2013 8:59:41 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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