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Walmart responds to 'suspended ammo' story
World Net Daily ^ | January 14, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling

Posted on 01/14/2013 8:23:50 PM PST by HiJinx

The blogosphere has exploded with outrage in response to news that Walmart is suspending ammunition sales in anticipation of the Obama administration’s gun-control recommendations to Congress – but the retail giant tells WND the reports aren’t true.

“That information is inaccurate,” said Ashley Hardie, a spokeswoman located at Walmart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.

WND then asked whether the retail chain is cutting back on orders of ammunition.

“No,” Hardie said. “We’re continuing to serve our customers as we have in the past.”

She said Walmart’s ammunition sales policy has not changed, even amid talk of gun-control legislation in Washington, D.C.

The uproar began when the InvestmentWatch blog posted a story headlined, “Breaking & confirmed: Walmart is not going to order any more ammo.”

CNS News cited the report, and talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh mentioned it during his Monday show.

According to the InvestmentWatch report, a man claimed to have visited his local Walmart and noticed the store was “out of almost every kind of ammo.”

Read more at http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/01/walmart-responds-to-suspended-ammo-story/#d3MuKBdjZ0uAPm1v.99

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Either the Wal-Mart story was wrong to start with, or the company has decided to change back to their standard policy for ammo sales.
1 posted on 01/14/2013 8:23:53 PM PST by HiJinx
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To: HiJinx

It was probably wrong at the start. Gun owners, in just a few months bought enough weapons and ammo to outfit China and India.

Good luck keeping up with the demand under those conditions.


2 posted on 01/14/2013 8:27:13 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: HiJinx
Good for Walmart.
Kmart caved on ammo and gun sales after Columbine and that
was the end of Kmart.
That and they stopped selling that cool canned bacon. ☺
3 posted on 01/14/2013 8:28:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Joe Brower

Ping!


4 posted on 01/14/2013 8:28:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: HiJinx

So Churchill was right about boots and the truth.


5 posted on 01/14/2013 8:28:18 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: HiJinx

Rush taking about this must have pushed some clarification on wally world stance


6 posted on 01/14/2013 8:28:53 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: HiJinx

Truth is, the government bought it all up and there is none in the distribution channels for Walmart to order.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 8:30:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: mylife
"Bacon.... Mmmmmm..."


8 posted on 01/14/2013 8:31:52 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: HiJinx

All I know is that our local Walmart had plenty of ammo, and then they didn’t, right after the school shooting and Obama’s anti gun demagoguery.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 8:32:04 PM PST by pallis
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To: HiJinx

A story that originated on a blog was wrong? Shocked!


10 posted on 01/14/2013 8:32:38 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Jonty30

IIRC, the original report was from someone who overheard a clerk attempting to order more and being told by corporate that they were not accepting any more orders for ammo.

Not that they were out, but that they wouldn’t be getting any.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 8:34:29 PM PST by null and void (Confiscating guns enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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Man I miss cheap ammo and that bacon. Two things I always picked up before I head for the hills for the weekend.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 8:34:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lancey Howard

“Don’t leave home without it”


13 posted on 01/14/2013 8:35:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

That makes me hungry.


14 posted on 01/14/2013 8:36:37 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: HiJinx

My Wife was doing a search at the WalMart website tonight, and informed me that there were three boxes of 9mm Luger ten miles north of us.
I drove up there to get all three boxes.
They would only allow me to buy two boxes.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 8:38:19 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: mylife

OMGosh! LOL! “cool canned bacon”!

ROTFL!


16 posted on 01/14/2013 8:38:44 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: null and void

Perhaps, but I suspect an unknowledgeable clerk misunderstood what corporate head office stated. I’m in retail and I can tell you, from experience, what cones fro. Corporate is often misunderstood.

It’s good to getvob top of it and hold Wal-Mart accountable nevertheless.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 8:38:54 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I’ll fetch the eggs and tobasco.


18 posted on 01/14/2013 8:39:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The government doesn’t buy ammo from Wally world.

They get it via contracts with manufacturers.

It takes time to write proposals, find potential suppliers, evaluate them, then award the contract.

Bureaucracy moves s l o o o w l y.


19 posted on 01/14/2013 8:39:59 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: RitaOK

It was 99c a can in the 80’s


20 posted on 01/14/2013 8:39:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: HiJinx; Jonty30

>>Either the Wal-Mart story was wrong to start with, or the company has decided to change back to their standard policy for ammo sales.

The original story had a WM manager picking up the phone to order some. That was pretty much a giveaway that it was somebody’s idea of a fun prank. It’s probably been several decades since chain stores ordered stuff that way - it’s all computerized now.


21 posted on 01/14/2013 8:40:25 PM PST by expat1000
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To: HiJinx

Photos on the net from all over of empty show cases with no ammo. Sold out.

Maybe New York will have some. They are trying to pass a law right now that you can’t own 10 or more firearms. What about collectors????


22 posted on 01/14/2013 8:42:34 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: mylife

SPRAYING now! Have you no pity? You can’t be serious! ROTFL! My side hurts! STOP!! :D!!


23 posted on 01/14/2013 8:44:12 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RummyChick
What about people that like good deals? I almost bought a crate of 10 SKS's for $650.

Woulda turned a nice profit. They are selling for $400 a pop now.

24 posted on 01/14/2013 8:45:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RitaOK

It was great stuff. I would always have at least 3 cans of it in my camper at any given time.


25 posted on 01/14/2013 8:47:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

End of K-Mart? Au contraire. They’re not gone. In fact they bought Sears. But they sure did shrink.


26 posted on 01/14/2013 8:47:25 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Jonty30
It was probably wrong at the start. Gun owners, in just a few months bought enough weapons and ammo to outfit China and India.

That makes sense but we'll see what these businesses do to minimize the fascist wrath thrown their way

27 posted on 01/14/2013 8:48:24 PM PST by plain talk
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Yes, and the shrinkage came after they stopped selling guns and ammo.


28 posted on 01/14/2013 8:48:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jonty30
It’s good to getvob top of it and hold Wal-Mart accountable nevertheless.

Yep.

If it wasn't true, the reaction will keep it from being true in the future.

29 posted on 01/14/2013 8:49:28 PM PST by null and void (Confiscating guns enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: null and void

Didn’t pass the smell test. All ordering at Walmart is done by computer, not by phone.


30 posted on 01/14/2013 8:49:45 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: HiJinx

Seems like the US government is at war with it’s citizens, eh?


31 posted on 01/14/2013 8:50:44 PM PST by blam
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To: mylife
Woulda turned a nice profit. They are selling for $400 a pop now.

On my out of a recent gun show, I saw a box-grade Russkie on a table with a $1,700 price tag.

32 posted on 01/14/2013 8:52:29 PM PST by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: null and void
And this afternoon at about 1PM I was told to my face by the elderly Wal-Mart sporting goods clerk that ammo was "on hold" and wasn't being resupplied. This is consistent with not accepting any more orders for ammo, computerized replenishment or not.
33 posted on 01/14/2013 8:53:38 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: mylife

Actually they’d been struggling for years since the rise of Wal-Mart. And apparently c.2000 they had a major scandal with CEOs absconding with what money they had.


34 posted on 01/14/2013 8:54:01 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Spirochete

The Russian ones do bring a better price but $1,700?!!!


35 posted on 01/14/2013 8:55:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

At any rate I miss being able to get cheap ammo and canned bacon there.


36 posted on 01/14/2013 8:57:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Jonty30

Walmarts is a smart capitalist company. They are not going to intentionally miss out on millions on the sale of legal goods. The story could have been second hand heresay.

The problem at Walmart’s ammo is that for this particular product, they haven’t much leverage in their routine “supply us first or we won’t carry” threats, so they must compete for ammo and they sell out most of any shipment within a few hours. Guess you gotta be friends with the Ammo Counter Guy.


37 posted on 01/14/2013 8:57:02 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: mylife
No frill firepower. I would have been all over two crates of those.
Where did you find that offer?
38 posted on 01/14/2013 8:57:30 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans by the left, at any cost)
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To: steve86

I suspect this is a distribution issue.

It shows the American Psyche.

Tell us we can’t have something or supplies are limited and the race is on to get it.

At least the gun and ammo manufacturers are going to have a good year this year.


39 posted on 01/14/2013 8:58:17 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: the OlLine Rebel
End of K-Mart? Au contraire. They’re not gone.

OK, but do they still have the canned bacon?

40 posted on 01/14/2013 8:59:41 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Admin Moderator

IMHO, this needs to be in Breaking


41 posted on 01/14/2013 9:00:07 PM PST by tomkat ( .. shall not be infringed)
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To: steve86

same exact thing happened to me today “on hold” they didnt say they wouldnt get more but had no idea when...


42 posted on 01/14/2013 9:00:07 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: MaxMax

I think Aim Surplus had them like 6 years ago.


43 posted on 01/14/2013 9:00:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: WildHighlander57; All

Why would anyone want to buy “made in China” ammo. If their quality control is like some of the other products we have heard about in recent years, I sure would not want to bet my life and safety on it.


44 posted on 01/14/2013 9:09:04 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: X-spurt
Walmarts is a smart capitalist company. They are not going to intentionally miss out on millions on the sale of legal goods.

Walmarts (sic) has become a politically correct company and is perfectly happy to miss out on minor profit opportunities to appease their liberal overlords. Zoning decisions and building permits depend on government approval and are infinitely more important to the company than a few pallets of ammo. Why don't you stop it at a WalMart yourself and find out when you can expect the next shipment of 22LR?

45 posted on 01/14/2013 9:13:29 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: HiJinx

The story at multiple Denver area Walmarts is:

The Walmart warehouse is out of ammo and nobody knows when they’ll get more.

The individual stores have not received any formal word on any new Walmart policy on carrying ammo.


46 posted on 01/14/2013 9:14:03 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Jonty30

Magpul PMAG is said to have backorders for 30 round mag’s, in excess of 1 Million units.


47 posted on 01/14/2013 9:16:43 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: gleeaikin
I'm sure you're being facetious but the Remington and Winchester ammo I bought at Walmart today was all “Made in USA”. And actually Walmart has a lower percentage of Chinese-made goods overall than some other chains, surprisingly.
48 posted on 01/14/2013 9:20:47 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: HiJinx
Walmart is backtracking. I've seen it before. Home Office has one idea --ie, remove the door greeters, some notice and complain -- Walmart says: "oh, we're not eliminating the door greeter, we're just repositioning them." ... But in truth, the door greeter position was eliminated (I have a friend in corporate HR on the elimination of the door greeter project.). Ammo sales fall into the exact same pattern.

Walmart will do anything not to be in the cross hairs ...

49 posted on 01/14/2013 9:22:10 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: mylife


50 posted on 01/14/2013 9:22:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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