Walmart to carry handguns again...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Jmoney, May 2, 2011.

  1. Jmoney

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    Buy local and support local business if you have one around. While it may cost extra sometimes (the fact that my local shop is cheaper helps) the money you spend stays in the community, unlike shopping at Wal-Mart.

    On a side note I was in Alaska lastweek and completely forgot all stores like that sell handguns/rifles and thought I was seeing things when I walked right into the handgun case at Fred Meyer's.
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    I can't find it now but I saw a similar article somewhere that said that wal-mart will be selling rifles/shotguns at more stores, but that they would not be expanding handgun sales outside of their Alaska stores.
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    There was a thread here regarding Wal*Mart selling guns again a few weeks ago. Might do a search and find it.

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    F… Walmart
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    Don't give walmart my business, so honestly, no offense to the OP or anyone else who frequents the store, I could care less...
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    Are the handguns going to be POS Chinese made junk like everything else they sell?
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    Why not? Lots of people prefer repeatedly buying cheap junk instead of buying a quality item once.
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    Well, I for one am happy when any store decides to start selling hand guns again, regardless of other people's ideas of them...
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    wal mart has made life better for millions of americans who live in places where there are no places to buy essential goods cheaply.
    ....i dont go there very much, and i know why people are opposed to them building in urban areas, but saying f wal mart is just ignorant.
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    In a lot of the areas there were places to buy essential goods cheaply until Wal-Mart came and they closed down.

    Praising Wal-Mart for creating places to purchase things while not understanding big business economics and it's effects on small, regional retail is just ignorant.
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    +1 on these opinions. I will not shop there, ever.

    As for Fred Meyers selling guns, the store in Newberg does. I stop buy there on a regular basis on the way home to see what is on sale.
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    Thank you, I was just about to make the exact same post.
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    Same old question. Who is responsible for the "junk"? The American companies that design, engineer and spec the goods? Or the Chinese companies that build the stuff from based on American specs?

    A somewhat circular question don't you think?
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    Well in Salem they don't sell any firearms Least not the two I been in. Might out South.
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    From what I've seen, Wal-Mart is like a vacuum that sucks up small businesses around it. I'll admit my perspective is pretty biased.
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    I had the same thought. I also share the same sentiment that titsonritz has.
    To me Walmart's motto should be:
    "Betraying America, one sale at a time".
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    Agreed. Capitalism is great, it made this country strong. Monopolies, not so much, capitalism requires competition to truly flourish.
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    As far as Walmart selling cheap chinese crap, what store doesn't? Your local mom and pop store sells the same chinese crap.. Also, even though supporting local mom and pop is good, it is also good to help promote large department stores like Wal-Mart to become more pro-gun as it will have more an influence on society and how they view guns. Personally, I cannot afford to spend $16.00 for the same box of 9mm I can get for $10.00 at Wal-Mart. Of course, every now and again I buy from the mom and pop to help the people out, but it's more out of kindness than anything else. Capitalism should be about attracting people because you offer a service or product at a price that is reasonable. Of course, I do believe in helping out the little guy, but I am not rich enough to be too charitable. Also, Wal-Mart has been becoming more decent with what they carry over the years.

    If everyone has the attitude that Wal-Mart shouldn't sell guns, then they will stop carrying them. Personally, I think it would be good to support Wal-Mart and its decision to be more "Pro-Gun". This is good for the rights of gun owners.

    Oh yeah, for anyone who doesn't know, it seems Sports Authority is now undercutting Wal-Mart on ammo prices, so people should check it out. I got a box of 50rds Winchester White Box 9mm for $11.00 at Sports Authority last week, whereas it is selling for over $13.00 a box now at Wal-Mart. Supply and Demand, but sometimes supporting the big guys can reap some rewards. I am yet to see a mom and pop store sell Winchester White Box for a price that makes it affordable for me to shoot it.