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Wal-Mart Now Sold On Gun-Control Summit
CNN ^ | 01/9/12 | CNN

Posted on 01/09/2013 1:39:58 PM PST by Yehuda

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To: Yehuda
Article title is more than a little misleading, don't you agree?

The company has had "ongoing conversations with the administration, Congress, (New York) Mayor (Michael) Bloomberg's office, sportsmen groups, suppliers and others to listen and share our thoughts and experiences," company spokesman David Tovar said in a statement to CNN.

"Knowing our senior leaders could not be in Washington this week, we spoke in advance with the vice president's office to share our perspective," he said. "We underestimated the expectation to attend the meeting on Thursday in person, so we are sending an appropriate representative to participate."

101 posted on 01/09/2013 6:25:13 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: DTogo
Agreeing to attend does mean you agree with those attending.

That's not how the lamestream media's going to portray it.....

102 posted on 01/09/2013 6:27:47 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: LibLieSlayer

8 PM prayer in what Time Zone?

BTW our local Walmart joyfully sells A LOT of firearms and ammo.....so far


103 posted on 01/09/2013 6:29:00 PM PST by SisterK (Freedom to Fascism. Aaron Russo)
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To: Yehuda

At this point, Walmart is damned if they do and damned if they don’t. They are demonized 24/7 by the idiot left....and they are criticized by the right for anything they do that doesn’t spit in the idiot left’s face.

As a business, struggling to survive in the “New Amerika”.....there comes a time when you finally say screw it. Go with the flow. I think that’s what Walmart has come to. I suspect that more and more companies will succumb to the pressures of the new Thug King and his hit-men.


104 posted on 01/09/2013 6:31:59 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: usconservative
"Agreeing to attend does mean you agree with those attending."

That's not how the lamestream media's going to portray it.....

Read carefully!

That's exactly how the media, CNN and the poster of the article are portraying it.

105 posted on 01/09/2013 6:34:47 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: XenaLee; All
At this point, Walmart is damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

Doesn't anybody read and comprehend the damn articles? What exactly is it that Walmart is guilty of doing besides selling cheap Chinese crap that US consumers can't refrain from buying?

106 posted on 01/09/2013 6:39:39 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf
"Agreeing to attend does mean you agree with those attending."

That's not how the lamestream media's going to portray it....."

Not sure you and I are on the same page. My response "that's not how the lamestream media's going to portray it" was meant to imply that the lamestream media will portray WalMart's attendance as agreeing with the Obama Administration.

107 posted on 01/09/2013 6:39:59 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative
"Agreeing to attend does mean you agree with those attending."

What does the above mean to you? Read it carefully. Notice that the word not isn't inserted between the words does and mean.

108 posted on 01/09/2013 6:45:19 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Wow, had to go back track that several times to see it ... just damn' my dyslexia, I was reading the word "not" when it wasn't there!

Thanks...

109 posted on 01/09/2013 6:51:04 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative
, I was reading the word "not" when it wasn't there! Thanks...

From the comments, it appears you weren't alone. I had to reread it myself.

110 posted on 01/09/2013 6:55:56 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Longbow1969

Our apathy is showing. If it includes more than a little keyboard pounding, we’re out. Those mostly who realize we’re going to regret waiting rather than acting and that daylight is burning, that time is life, are somewhat passed fighting shape, and those young enough to push back can’t tell time is burning or that anything is even missing. Like liberty. We shall rue the day.....if you get my drift.


111 posted on 01/09/2013 6:59:27 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: DTogo
Agreeing to attend does mean you agree with those attending.

Sam Walton's kids are four of the richest people in the world, every one a Democrat/fascist.

112 posted on 01/09/2013 7:02:33 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: RitaOK

Yup, you are correct.


113 posted on 01/09/2013 7:07:31 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Yehuda; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; raptor22; ...

Yehuda wrote: Here’s Walmart’s corporate feedback page:

https://corporate.walmart.com/contact-us/store-corporate-feedback#2

Politely but firmly FReep the heck out them:

“You back more Obama-gun grabbing aka “gun control”, we won’t shop at your store anymore.”


114 posted on 01/09/2013 7:09:23 PM PST by narses
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To: Yehuda; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; raptor22; ...

Yehuda wrote: Here’s Walmart’s corporate feedback page:

https://corporate.walmart.com/contact-us/store-corporate-feedback#2

Politely but firmly FReep the heck out them:

“You back more Obama-gun grabbing aka “gun control”, we won’t shop at your store anymore.”


115 posted on 01/09/2013 7:10:24 PM PST by narses
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To: Carry_Okie
Sam Walton's kids are four of the richest people in the world, every one a Democrat/fascist.

Why do the facsists allow guns and ammo to be sold in Walmarts?

116 posted on 01/09/2013 7:14:17 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Why do the facsists allow guns and ammo to be sold in Walmarts?

Don't know. Perhaps because "Daddy did"? Heirs to corporate giants are rarely effective decision makers and are usually loath to embroil themselves in operational details. I suspect the Waltons are no exception.

117 posted on 01/09/2013 7:47:23 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Yehuda

Thanks for the ping!


118 posted on 01/09/2013 7:49:03 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Carry_Okie
Don't know. Perhaps because "Daddy did"?

Daddy was indeed a capitalist. My guess is that the offspring are as well.

119 posted on 01/09/2013 7:54:27 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Agreeing to attend doesn't mean you agree with those attending.

D'oh!

120 posted on 01/09/2013 8:20:28 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: XenaLee

“They are demonized 24/7 by the idiot left....and they are criticized by the right for anything they do that doesn’t spit in the idiot left’s face.”

I thought more people from the Right of center show there than the Left, but then again I live in NYC and WE DONT HAVE WALMART HERE...


121 posted on 01/09/2013 8:51:49 PM PST by Yehuda (If you were to choose between an armed teacher, or a class full of dead students, which would you)
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To: Alaska Wolf

“Article title is more than a little misleading, don’t you agree?”

CNN? Mislead? HOw can you say such a thing?

/s


122 posted on 01/09/2013 8:53:25 PM PST by Yehuda (If you were to choose between an armed teacher, or a class full of dead students, which would you)
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To: Yehuda

1938


123 posted on 01/09/2013 9:19:41 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Daddy was indeed a capitalist. My guess is that the offspring are as well.

Your guess? You guessed wrong.

Samuel Rawlings Walton gave $300,000 to the Obama Campaign. WalMart supported the employer mandate in ObamaCare. They get most of their land via eminent domain takings. They have lobbied for a higher minimum wage to harm their competitors. They have also benefited from Dodd-Frank because the bill fixes the price they have to pay banks for debit cards.

That's fascism, any way you slice it.

124 posted on 01/09/2013 10:53:15 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Carry_Okie
Your guess? You guessed wrong.

How is what you posted anti-capitalist? Do you believe it will adversely affect the Walton's income or net worth? Why does Walmart sell guns and ammunition?

125 posted on 01/09/2013 11:08:01 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf
How is what you posted anti-capitalist?

Focusing corporate energy to use government to destroy competition instead of producing a more productive and thereby profitable operation is fascism, not capitalism. It is anti-American.

Please tell me how those actions do not exhibit fascism.

Do you believe it will adversely affect the Walton's income or net worth?

Not in the short term. Definitely in the long term, because they are harming the wealth producing capability of their customer base.

Why does Walmart sell guns and ammunition?

I am not into divination, but my guess is corporate momentum. Sam Walton sold goods to make money, but he also believed in free enterprise America. His children are clearly another matter, else they wouldn't be joining forces with Obama.

126 posted on 01/09/2013 11:24:17 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Carry_Okie
Focusing corporate energy to use government to destroy competition

Capitalism is about destroying the competition. Profiting is very American.

Please tell me how those actions do not exhibit fascism.

Fascism....Philosophy of government that stresses the primacy and glory of the state, unquestioning obedience to its leader, subordination of the individual will to the state's authority, and harsh suppression of dissent. Martial virtues are celebrated, while liberal and democratic values are disparaged.

they are harming the wealth producing capability of their customer base.

Isn't that what all the people who buy imports and support foreign manufacturers are doing?

I am not into divination, but my guess is corporate momentum

What the hell is that? Businesses sell guns and ammo to attract customers and to make a profit. If you find a store or company that is selling guns and ammo at a loss, by all means, please inform us. There are millions of us who would love to take advantage of it.

127 posted on 01/10/2013 1:10:33 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: SisterK

Ours does too sister. 8PM Central time my friend... every evening for the rest of my life.

LLS


128 posted on 01/10/2013 3:24:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Lera; Eleutheria5

Yep...

And imho, Habayit Yehudi could get more votes and more olim pushing a 2A type law in israel


129 posted on 01/10/2013 5:13:36 AM PST by Yehuda (If you were to choose between an armed teacher, or a class full of dead students, which would you)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“I personally am praying every evening at 8PM and I am praying for salvation for our Republic...”

In our evening devotions, we pray for the personal salvation of Obama and his minions. But... can an anti-Christ even experience salvation?


130 posted on 01/10/2013 5:18:31 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam
Can you pray for satan? I am a flawed man... but I love CHRIST and I try... but I cannot pray for evil. I am a Romans 12:9 kind of guy.

LLS

131 posted on 01/10/2013 5:23:40 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Yehuda

They [cough] may not be able to actually locate me from the personal information I gave them, but I did send a message to “Corporate Headquarters,” and I hope that every FReeper who reads this thread does the same.


132 posted on 01/10/2013 6:12:59 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Nervous Tick

>>Hey, I’ll believe an *executive order* when I see *that*.<<

Well, If you can believe Joe Biden. It came straight from the horses mouth yesterday.


133 posted on 01/10/2013 8:00:16 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

hope you had a good new year FRiend.

The elitist are nothing but bullies who use every dirty tactic they can by the Govt to force their agenda onto us.

Obama should nevr have been given a second term as it is and as for those who voted for him and live in their liberal states then they can lose their guns seeing as they voted for this crap.

Hoep you and the family are doing well and have a good new year , even if we have a socialist and his pals backing him and lying to us through the corrupt media


134 posted on 01/10/2013 10:11:35 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: blackdog

the misses is getting a handgun this weekend and I’;m buying a load of ammo to stock up on for my SIG , plus I might get a rigle too.


135 posted on 01/10/2013 10:25:12 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Yehuda

Here’s what I told Walmart:

“I have heard that Walmart is going to send a representative to Vice President Biden’s gun control summit. I don’t believe that it is in the best interest of either the country or your company to attend that summit. Gun control is a political issue, not a commercial one, and you should stay away - FAR AWAY.

I am writing you with a warning: Walmart had better not support ANY of the President’s agenda regarding gun control, and had better continue selling firearms and related products through its stores, or I and my family - who spend upwards of $150/week at Walmart and Sam’s Club - will no longer be customers. Further more, I will contact every person I know who shops at your stores and urge them to take the same action, and I will further attempt to help in the organization of a boycott of your stores.

On the other hand, if you stay away from any support - direct or indirect - of the President’s gun control policies, then I will continue to shop there. The decision is in your hands, but remember what happened to K Mart after it hired anti-gun Rosie O’Donnell.”


136 posted on 01/10/2013 11:25:47 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Banning guns to prevent crime is like banning cars to prevent drunk driving.)
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To: servantboy777
At this moment, that EO is no closer to reality than is this countervailing Wyoming legislation. I expect something similar in Texas very soon.
137 posted on 01/10/2013 12:14:20 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Ancesthntr; servantboy777

Bump!


138 posted on 01/10/2013 3:38:11 PM PST by Yehuda (If you were to choose between an armed teacher, or a class full of dead students, which would you)
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To: Yehuda

I’m in..


139 posted on 01/12/2013 1:28:46 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Capitalism is about destroying the competition.

From The Free Dictionary definition of "capitalism":

An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportionate to the accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market. Private ownership and reinvested profits does not equate "destroying" anything. Note also that it says "free market," which does not entail going to government for special favors.

Profiting is very American.

One can profit by theft, extortion, or fraud. Is that "American" too?

You definition of a capitalist system is by its ends, not its mechanics. Your definition of fascism is the same. I could have used the more precise term "mercantilism" but I doubted you would do any different because I know you to be a dissembler. Here is the definition of "fascism" from the same source:

1. the tenets of a centralized totalitarian and nationalistic government that strictly controls finance, industry, and commerce, practices rigid censorship and racism, and eliminates opposition through secret police. My point was that the use of concentrated government power (of which totalitarianism is a special case only by degree) by a single player in the market is contrary to free enterprise. It is tilted to the larger enterprise, thus distorting the efficiency of free market competition. It is the same game that gave us our Byzantine tax code, the same game that gave us the regulatory morass that strangles our economy, and the same game created by and for Democrats and "progressive" Republicans with whom you are apparently allied. So now we know who you are: another RINOCrat "Republican."

That you address only part of the question and twist to suit by set overlap while ignoring the manipulation of government in the marketplace as opposed to straight up free market competition shows you have no intent to engage forthrightly, preferring to throw around a sufficient amount of deliberately ambiguous debris that someone just goes away thus avoiding the real objections to your thesis. I suspect you call that "winning." In reality it is misdirection, spin, and selective misrepresentation.

We had a FReeper employing tactics and positions like yours on the California threads as a prime supporter of Arnold Schwarzenegger: 68grunt, now forcibly departed. As you saw in California, that type of "capitalism" didn't turn out so well for aggregate wealth generation, but it surely did benefit the big players in the real estate and construction markets. Arnold borrowed buckets of money expanding State debt by 50% to fund them and regulated the hell out of their competition to please his corporate patrons. Yet that is more the Democrat way than it represents free market competition. Apparently it's your way too.

Isn't that [harming the wealth producing capability of their customer base] what all the people who buy imports and support foreign manufacturers are doing?

No, but then, considering that you support preferential treatment of single entities by government then you should have no objection to the necessary consequences.

Businesses sell guns and ammo to attract customers and to make a profit.

If what you are saying was true, WalMart would not in any way compromise, much less collude with the Obama Administration on instituting gun control measures. Yet here we are, despite your flatulent plaudits for a system that is virtually identical with the royal mercantilism against which our founders rebelled. Your grossly oversimplified and rosy projection negates the presence of social and political advocacy among the directors of every large company and supposedly charitable foundation in America. That you pretend such intrigue does not exist is a fallacy refuted by at least 80 years of evidence. You argue that there is no harm in preferential treatment as if that was "capitalism" out of one side of your mouth and pretend that the same is free enterprise out of the other. Your subsequent argument is the same and both are equally untrue.

140 posted on 01/15/2013 12:36:17 AM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Carry_Okie
Let me know when you find Utopia.

Why should any enterprise have to go to the government for "special favors"?

Theft, fraud and extortion aren't legitimate businesses, are they?

I'm not allied with or aligned with Democrats or Republicans. Do you take pride in making baseless accusations and being wrong?

Publicly held corporations answer to their stockholders. They do what is necessary to increase profits and decrease competition. They lobby politicians to gain advantages.

I live in the real world. I've had to deal with government rules, regulations and tax burdens.

Take your ignorant and clueless accusations and shove them where the sun doesn't shine.

141 posted on 01/15/2013 1:20:59 AM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Yehuda; All

http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/walmart-responds-to-suspends-ammo-story/31444/


142 posted on 01/15/2013 2:26:48 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Good find, thanks.

PS add me to your ping list for your photos, please!


143 posted on 01/15/2013 1:57:25 PM PST by Yehuda (If you were to choose between an armed teacher, or a class full of dead students, which would you)
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