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Obamanomics in action: Getting
Wal-Mart to restrict private
gun sales

Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/7/2013 12:56:20 PM

The gun-control debate gives us Obamanomics in a nutshell. Government regulation of commerce is often expanded to the benefit of – and with the cooperation of – the biggest business in the industry being regulation. The Washington Post reports on Obama’s efforts to regulate the sale of guns: One potential strategy would be to win support for specific measures from interest groups that are normally aligned with the NRA, according to one person who works closely with the administration on gun-related issues and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the issue’s sensitivity.

With 0bama the despot in power I don´t know how we will be able to recover from the damage he has done and is doing to this nation. Even if lawsuits are filed because of his many infractions, it will take years for them to wind their way through the court system and the damage will already have been done. It´s so depressing and infuriating.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tocsin, 1/7/2013 1:08:45 PM     (No. 9103345)

I´ve shopped Wal-Mart for years. I remember when the used to sell guns. 1st the handguns went. I have not seen a long gun in Wal-Mart for a long time. I buy ammo there and have expected to find then ´´out´´ any day.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyHen, 1/7/2013 1:17:24 PM     (No. 9103350)

Guess Obama appealed to the looter spirit in big business to use the heavy hand of government to make and break laws to run their competition out of business. But Walmart etc, when the devil rounds on you, where will you hide, all the laws being flat? A government big enough to kill your competitors is big enough to crush you. But what do you care? The fat cat executives at the top will have taken their profits and fled the country by then. Top level management for almost every large corporation is a) in Obama´s pocket b) willing to destroy their company to realize insane profits FOR THEMSELVES. This is not your father´s corporate culture.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 1/7/2013 1:58:57 PM     (No. 9103432)

last line of the article: Every time government gets bigger, someone’s getting rich.” Obama figures out who that is, and he gives them a call.

He´s working on recruiting Wal-Mart to support the gun show restrictions. This - they all presume - would drive more firearms purchases to Wal-Mart. Not exactly certain the typical gun show buyer would be the same person looking for a Wal-Mart product.

I´m just sayin´...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: shamrock, 1/7/2013 2:09:31 PM     (No. 9103454)

Right on #3, can´t imagine buying a serious gun at Wally World. Maybe a Red Ryder BB gun but that is it. And the biggies in corporate, gave the bamster over $1,000,000 for re-election.

Never was a fan of Wal-Mart so don´t really care what they do.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/7/2013 2:25:20 PM     (No. 9103482)

FTA: For instance, this person suggested, Wal-Mart and other major gun retailers may have an incentive to support closing a loophole that allows people to bypass background checks if they purchase firearms at gun shows or through other types of private sales. That could result in more people buying guns in retail stores.

The fallacy here is the alleged "gun show loophole". In what state does this supposed loophole exist?
As for private sales - directly between individuals - it´s just that - PRIVATE. It´s not going to ´harder´ for anyone to purchase a gun from a private owner.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 1/7/2013 2:31:52 PM     (No. 9103493)

Regulation. Control. Let us stifle legal and free markets. That really helps everybody out of the economic slump. How? More government jobs! But...the money for that has to come from somebody who is not in the government for that to work. Never mind they create not one thing. Just ignore that man behind the curtain! Obama is the great and mighty Oz but rather than Kansas he come from Never-Never Land. Peter Pan and Wendy in the White House.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/7/2013 4:36:05 PM     (No. 9103687)

I went to Wal-Mart yesterday to buy ammo for my .357 and all they had was .38 Special+P which S&W specifically says not to use. They also were completely out of 9mm and had only a couple of boxes of .22 left. Lots of shotgun shells, though.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/7/2013 4:57:27 PM     (No. 9103720)

Walmart is not a serious firearms supplier and does not appear to even sell the classes of semi-automatic firearms, those handguns and rifles that can possibly accept a detachable clip or magazine with a capacity of over ten rounds, that Obama and the liberal Democrats say they intend to ban.

Such a ban would stop the sale of most of the modern firearms produced and sold in America today. If that happened it would also wipe out most of the US small arms industry along with other industries that supply all sorts of firearms accessories, as those industries could not survive by bidding for diminishing military contracts. Of course that would also wipe out many thousands of well paying American jobs. Obama could care less as those industries are mostly all conservative Republican constituency groups.

Unfortunately such a ban would only affect law abiding US citizens, as criminals, and crazy people who intend to commit mass murders and suicides, and who do not obey laws, would still get their guns on the black market, through straw purchasers, or steal them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: franq, 1/7/2013 5:31:31 PM     (No. 9103763)

Folks, Wally World is what it is. Great for the disease-infested $5 DVD bin, but for guns forget it. They may have some shotgun ammo, but beyond that, you should seek out a local dealer.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/7/2013 8:23:39 PM     (No. 9103947)

Remember that "law of unintended consequences"?

If Walmart joins forces with zippy, they stand to lose a whole lot of customers who don´t go there to buy guns, but go for groceries and household supplies. Talk about potential HUGE boycott.

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