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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

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Arkansas
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To: null and void

Cuz theyz all baud up.

I didn’t worry as I have ample supplies. Still, I picked up some stray boxes of steel cased .308 and a couple bricks of .45.

4 years ago I had to go to gun shop in Hollister just to get ammo and all they had was S&W 230grain JHP .45.

Didn’t cost much more per round than full metal jacket 45 so bought 125 rounds.

Well, maybe it did cost more than full metal jackets but hell, when you been walking through the desert for 30 days crackers taste like full on Prime Rib.


61 posted on 01/14/2013 9:38:04 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: HiJinx

Employees at Remington Arms ammo plant in Arkansas were told today of Walmart’s cancellation of orders...

Something is fishy somewhere...


62 posted on 01/14/2013 9:41:10 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: mylife

Nice...


63 posted on 01/14/2013 9:42:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dadfly

Usually it’s based on local regulations, local politics, etc. Walmart takes the temperature of the new city very thoroughly before it finally decides on the departments they can present to the public. A gun department would be accepted in Joplin, not in any city in California.


64 posted on 01/14/2013 9:43:29 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: HiJinx

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

LOL.... try shopping on the net and you will find “out of stock” listed enough to make you sick.

I bought a new Remington 870 shotgun on 12-16-2012. I have been researching, searching and shopping almost every day for stuff to modify the gun. It seems as though the entire world is competing with me. “Out of stock-no backorders” was EXTREMELY common.

Oh, and don’t even bother to call a vender, they have quit answering the phones, as well as emails.

Finally, as of yesterday, I now have what I need on order.

If interested, my home defense shotgun is going to be equipped exactly like the one in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=oW5LfKBGfio


65 posted on 01/14/2013 9:46:39 PM PST by Gator113
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To: steve86

Trust me it’s supply.

A month ago I could buy AR lowers all over the place and even some great AR’s.

Now, I can’t get lowers or complete AR’s except in the private market and the one that are available must be made of gold and some are platinum.

Same with .233/556. I was casually picking up a couole of boxes and sometimes bandoliers. One week after Newton,Barrack decided to make December 2013 a record for his sales and to cap it off he took 1-2 years worth of orders for several manufacturers.

I’m calmed down now and didn’t need an AR before Barrack sold out inventory nationwide and I’m moving on to Cowboy guns. I want start shooting in contests and it will make me happy to dress like The Lone Ranger, Paladin or The Rifleman.


66 posted on 01/14/2013 9:54:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: HiJinx
Walmart hardly ever has any ammo where I live. Jackasses camp at the stores and wait for the deliveries and buy it all up. Then you see the same SOB's at the next gun show with a table stockpiled with all federal walmart ammo at double the price. I wish I could get by with throwing rocks at the azwholes. The same guys are the reason you can't buy any rifles right now. Just look on Armslist... they are asking 1500-2000 bucks for a stinking Bushmaster (no offense).

On a brighter note, I just ordered 2 more Garand's! I even got one of the special builds re-barreled in .308... also ordered another 1000 rounds of .308 and 1000 30-06... MAN I can't wait for the FedEx guy!

Sadly, this is the money I had saved up for a real HK91 that I can no longer get for less than 4 grand. I can't wait til this is all passed by and the market is flooded with rifles people are trying to get rid of. I'm a pretty strong believer that this will wither away and Obama will have to settle for a few EO's that have absolutely no teeth whatsoever. Hopefully I am right...

67 posted on 01/14/2013 9:58:10 PM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: mylife

Kmart is also a lot more expensive than Walmart.


68 posted on 01/14/2013 9:59:56 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: Vendome
Walmart does not want this to turn political ... they are already in the cross hairs of so many activist groups and do not like it. They will say: “Supply problems” to save face, but they will quietly let the issue die as they change the footprint of their stores to a more “modern” and “hip” vibe that will soon include no gun/ammo departments.
69 posted on 01/14/2013 10:04:19 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: null and void
IIRC, the original report was from someone who overheard a clerk attempting to order more and being told by corporate that they were not accepting any more orders for ammo.

If I'm not mistaken, no one does ordering at a Walmart store. Whenever an item is scanned and sold, it is reordered automatically. Individual stores don't even control their own thermostats.

70 posted on 01/14/2013 10:04:40 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: Vendome
Trust me it’s supply.

Were the two Walmart sporting goods employees (in my case, the only one in the store with key to the ammo case) lying to us when they said ammo orders had been placed "on hold"? Why would they do that instead of just saying the distribution center -- 20 miles up the road -- is out of stock?

71 posted on 01/14/2013 10:05:08 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: HiJinx

The “story” was pure unadulterated bullshit from the start.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2977816/posts


72 posted on 01/14/2013 10:05:48 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: steve86

The 2 Walmart employees were right and they spoke truthfully, before Corporate told them what they “should” be saying in situations like this. I believe Walmart is killing the gun/ammo departments, just like the door greeter. Cost and Controversy are the two biggest excuses for change at Walmart.


73 posted on 01/14/2013 10:09:22 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

well if you are correct then it as i said. walmart has a problem. a big ethical problem. an “end justifies the means,” a potential crony capitalist problem. so don’t think they won’t cave to pressure from obama anywhere elsein the country.

i think all conservatives should continue going to their customer service page and urge them to keep their business by stocking ammo in *every* store.


74 posted on 01/14/2013 10:29:31 PM PST by dadfly
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

The left hates Walmart, always wait for their side of the story before you jump to conclusions on negative stories.

Do you notice that the left supporting Costco, or Target, or union grocery stores never get negative press?


75 posted on 01/14/2013 10:33:41 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: steve86

Neither one was lyin. People hear and interpret things heard or interpret things visual differently and many times not from an informed point of view.

Trust me, I wish things were different but, they aren’t.

Only reason I’m irked is I bought a limited edition Omega watch at a smokin price, from a national company I’ve bought from before. Otherwise, I would have bought 2 or 3 AR’s.


76 posted on 01/14/2013 10:43:30 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

It’s supply!!!

Good Gawd! I can’t even buy my favorite rounds right now.

Same Shiite as four years ago when this Kenyan was crowned.

Supply sucked dry for almost two years and then suddenly “Voila!”, prices rationlized and supply eased.


77 posted on 01/14/2013 10:46:43 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dadfly

Walmart has a HUGE ethical problem. On the one hand it truly sees itself as a humble ma-and-pa honest country store, while on the other it is acutely aware of its own clout. The atmosphe at Home Office is one of fear: Walmart HATES anything to do with controversy. It will deny, lie, do what ever it takes to maintain the image of the humble ma-and-pa country store. Walmart HATES the press that it cannot control, is afraid of Target, (they have less stores, but their margins are better), and even more afraid of Amazon, and is petrified of government. Don’t forget Leslie Dach, senior VP at Walmart is a big Obama supporter.


78 posted on 01/14/2013 10:47:58 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

agreed.

God help us.


79 posted on 01/14/2013 10:50:07 PM PST by dadfly (ill)
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To: Vendome

I bet otherwise. Senior VP, Leslie Dach is a HUGE Obama supporter. I bet in two-three years there will be no Walmarts with a gun/ammo dept in the US.


80 posted on 01/14/2013 10:50:40 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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