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Posted on 12/19/2012 8:21:22 PM PST by blam
Walmart Is Running Out Of Guns
Dec. 19, 2012, 4:34 PM
Semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Walmart locations, Matt Townsend at Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
"Searches of five kinds of semi-automatic rifles on Wal-Marts website showed them to be out of stock at stores in five states, including Pennsylvania, Kansas and Alabama," writes Townsend.
Walmart, he notes, doesn't sell guns online. Shoppers put in their zip code and the website tells them if their local store has a particular weapon in stock.
Meanwhile, Dick's Sporting Goods has suspended sales of rifles at its stores nationwide in light of the horrific shooting in Newtown that took the lives of 26 people, mostly children. But Walmart has decided to continue to sell guns, including rifles.
It did remove the description and picture of the Bushmaster AR-15 the model used in Newtown from its website after the shootings, and the model is still available in stores.
Walmart doesn't reveal the number of guns that it sells, but at an October analyst meeting the retailer mentioned that gun revenue increased by 76 percent in the first half of the fiscal year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
And it's not just Walmart selling out some of its gun models. A Texas gun shop owner told CNBC that the Sandy Hook shootings have "created a national shortage" of firearms.
"All of our suppliers are almost sold out of items across the board," said the shop owner.
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He sure increase their sales
Poor Dick's Sporting Goods losing all those sales LOL
Pretty smart business move. Take your stock off the market, reducing supply, other vendors run out, price goes way up, then reintroduce your stock to the market........
Walmart sells guns?
(s) nully in California...
This morning our WM in Wasilla AK had a full display case of guns that are popular right now though it did look like the pistols were all gone, every single one. But then in Alaska we have more rifles than pistols for a very good reason.
Has anyone ‘shopped the Time magazine cover to read “Firearms salesman of the year” yet?
(So why *is* Obama purposely promoting gun sales? The natural result of his demagoguery and not-so-subtle threats - i.e. stampedes to the gun sellers - is too predictable to have been unintended and unforeseen.)
After all, the community organizer is a particularly malevolent, arrogant, and manipulative POS.
I'm more pleased with my new tagline every day!!!
Craigslist prices will increase accordingly.
On the flip side I got a very nice AR-15 a week and a half ago that has all Vltor parts, except for a Krieger barrel.
About a week ago, before the Newtown atrocity, I visited my local WalMart here in Maine.
I walked past the sporting goods, and then went over to the firearms display. I eyed over a Mossberg shotgun, and then admired an AR-15 in another display cabinet. It had a 30-round magazine, and the price was $747.00.
I’m going there tomorrow (for groceries, prescription drugs), and I’ll check out the guns and ammo. I’m sure the semi-automatic rifles have been purchased by other shoppers since my last visit.
If Obama were smart and really wanted to improve the economy, he’d have a presser tomorrow stating that he’s been going over highway fatality statistics and thinks it’s time to ban American made cars, especially those particularly nasty electric ones.
C/L zots them when they see a firearm listing but people get inventive and title something like "S&W 2nd Amendment Tool 9mm Drill Bit".
You're welcome and Merry Christmas.
Ooops, brainfart, I meant Alaska List...http://alaskaslist.com
Our part of the “dialog” about guns.
I hope they’re being sold instead of pulled...
Good question, the shelves were starkly bare of all calibers, not just the ones I was interested in.
Will probably go back Saturday with wife to buy some gift cards, will be interesting to see if they have restocked.
Sad thing where I live, it's Wally-World or drive 30 miles to the next town with a few gun shops and Academy Sporting Goods.
Its Dems that are causing this shortage(demand increase) by inducing a panic.
“10 pack of 30rnd PMags for $125
You’re welcome and Merry Christmas. “
Out of stock
I’m glad I stocked up on 30 rd mags before my tragic boating accident.
I’ve never been more glad to buy a rifle than the brand new Colt M4 I bought a couple months ago!(my 2nd AR) I also have plenty of mags and ammo, but still wish I had more.(especially mags)
I used to poo poo on the idea of plastic mags, but I got a few issued to me at work and they hold up well, and feed better than some of the more suspect metal mags.
nope, you can’t sell guns on craigslist.
but plenty of other sites, yep...
Correction, Post #15.
>> Poor Dick’s Sporting Goods losing all those sales LOL
I was in the Brighton, CO store’s gun counter some 5-6 years ago and asked to see a firearm. They asked to see my driver’s license. That’s the last time I have spent a dollar there. The PC bastages who set that policy can go to hell.
When I posted it said “click to back order.” $12.50 each and you wait a week or two is better than paying $50 for one. But some people just can’t be pleased.
Gunmakers and ammo makers need to start going 3 production shifts to keep up with demand.
At least your Wally-World sells guns/ammo; here in northern NJ they probably don’t even sell boxcutters...
When I was younger our local K-Mart sold rifles (which we can’t use to hunt in NJ anyway); they stopped that a long time ago.
(just remember you can't get any new tools, new materials or any applicabilities unless the stuff to make 'em with didn't first be extracted from the earth's minerals/soils/hydrocarbons, etc. Right?)
The extractors of raw material like making that argument, but it is no more legitimate than the enviros claiming that "everything is connected." You can connect anything you want to mineral extraction, but you won't live long enough to make anything without topsoil and rain, and you won't get those without management of the life systems on the land. The point is, one can connect anything one wants to something else, but that doesn't make said connection legitimate to the contention at issue. No one element of the production loop is any less critical, particularly information management.
A math model is a tool. A software program is a tool. Both can preclude use of vast amounts of wasted physical raw material and are therefore equivalent in value to production thereof, yet require virtually no raw material at all. Human intelligence is as important to a productive planet as are its raw materials, both gifts of G_d with which to fulfill the glory of His creation.
It doesn't ALL start with rocks.
I just marvel at the people who don't realize that water, hydrocarbons, minerals and metals and other raw materials along with plant life all come up out of the crust of the earth, but as you say are inert without the magic of G*d's greatest creation... the creatures created in his image.
It just cracks me up the way EnvironMentalists try to turn the concept of "resource extractors" into a despicable pejoritive term. They try to convince everyone that neither man, nor petroleum are naturally a part of G*d's blue/green earth.
Considering how mining has and is occasionally still done, the term is often deserved. What I don't understand about mining is why they don't turn the site into something useful and interesting when they're done. Hell, they could even hire a watercolor artist to arrange the tailings into interesting array and make something beautiful.
It can be done you know.
There are very strong mining reclaimation laws in CA these days. I’m not happy with the Sierra Club’s combative position in the 80’s and early 90’s... “Mining Free by ‘93” for example.
Just have to jump in here, however belatedly I may be, and congratulate you on a SUPERB tagline.
I been a puttin pings on ye, butchew nevur pongs me back. Good ta see ye once again. (yer tag is great too)(looks like there's trouble in EPA pair-a-dice)(HOOT!!!)
I've read many companies who make "assault" rifles and high-cap magazines have halted production altogether until they know what, if any, new gun laws might be on the horizon. They don't want to get stuck with a huge inventory of items they're no longer allowed to sell.
“I been a puttin pings on ye, butchew nevur pongs me back.”
Glad you keepa pingin’ me, even in the absence of a back pong. Been crazy busy for so long it doan look lahk up tuh me. Been tryin’ to puts together as many deals as I can before dat ‘pair o dyse kills em all. My onliest fear bout dat, be her replacement gonna be worse.
DEN WE ALLAH GONNA DIE
We gots ta stop dis tawlkin lak we ain’t had no lurnin! Wheel git a reputayshun!!!