Whether you like Wal-Mart or not, their venture away from areas that had been profitable for them in the past has resulted in an "awakening" of their marketing department. Everything from "green products to a more "upscale" selection (read: elitist) hurt them. As a result, they missed out on the most profitable period of gun sales in the modern era. It appears they had a strong influence from the left in their midst since 2006. One that has proven to be less than good for their business: Pajamas Media » Wal-Mart Goes ‘Back to Basics’: A Cautionary Tale for the Left More: And no doubt influenced Wal-Marts decision to drop gun/handgun sales. Y'all have to recognize who your enemy truly is, and realize that they have their tentacles into much more of our daily lives than we ever thought possible. Look behind the curtain, and realize that the free market has ties to your liberties. The above is a prime example of that. Social engineering has no place in the marketplace. Whether you "like" Wal-Mart or not.