WalMart reportedly has stopped selling ammunition ahead of the Obama administration’s anticipated gun control recommendations to Congress -- and uncertainty over what new laws may be coming. According to the Investment Watch blog, WalMart Corporation will no longer place new ammunition orders pending “the upcoming decision on the Second Amendment.” A customer stood with a WalMart employee as a call was made to the corporate office. WalMart headquarters told the employee the following: “As of right now WalMart is not going to be making any new orders of ammo because of
Comments: That is absolutely shocking. I don´t even know what to say anymore.
What can you say? Government by liberal intimidation seems to pretty well sum it up...
Guess the Obama admin was planning ahead buying - over the last few years - a few billion rounds of hollow point ammo illegal in international warfare use - prior to moving to make ammo unavailable to the public...
Walmart is making a good decision for a retailer- don´t get stuck with inventory if the sale of certain kinds of ammunition may be curtailed or restricted. They are continuing to sell what they have in stock, but are not ordering anymore until they see what may happen with legislation. Walmart isn´t scared, they are just good retailers.
I just called the number given and was told they did not have any information from Corporate on this. Referred me to WalMart website for updates. I checked the Corporate link at the website and didn´t see anything. She did want to know where I read about it and I told her. She also asked for my phone number, I didn´t give it to her but surely they have caller ID.
Bing search of "WalMart ammunition sales" brings up nothing... in fact, the first two hits were from the WalMart site, and it shows all the usual (including a Colt 6920), but indicates "In Stores Only", which is normal, as they don´t provide onlines sales of guns nor ammo.
There was a link to a message board about WalMart phasing out ammo sales, but that was dated 2009.
You have to actually read the article. Sales of ammunition has NOT changed so why would Walmart have any kind of notice on their website? They simply are not ordering any more of certain kinds of ammo and get stuck with it in inventory if laws are changed in the near future and it would be illegal to sell. Ever run a retail business?
I´m not shocked at all. Wal-Mart stopped selling handguns long ago in response to another gun-control surge. I bought a rifle there once--a single-shot bolt-action .22--and thought I was never going to get out of the store. I resolved then and there to take all my gun business eleswhere.
Walmart is making what probably will be a short term decision until they know more about what may be coming up. They have been remarkably successful, so I wouldn´t be quick to second guess. A profitable business is not run on emotion, it´s run on what is best to make a profit. So right now they are being conservative with their inventory dollars till more is known about any possible legislation. They´re not going to buy a lot of what they might not be able to sell because when they buy they buy in huge volume.
I bought a youth model rifle for my daughter in 2000, when she was 11 years old, at Walmart. They did the background check, I paid for the rifle, and they escorted me out the front door as if I were a shoplifter. I was not allowed to hold the package until I was outside. Thanks, Walmart.
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