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Walmart Is Running Out Of Guns
TBI ^ | 12-19-2012 | Kim Bhasin

Posted on 12/19/2012 8:21:22 PM PST by blam

Walmart Is Running Out Of Guns

Kim Bhasin
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-Mart’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; collapse; guncontrol; guns; retail; sandyhook; secondamendment; walmart; weapons

1 posted on 12/19/2012 8:21:29 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
I wonder if Gun Companies gave to Obama?

He sure increase their sales

Poor Dick's Sporting Goods losing all those sales LOL

2 posted on 12/19/2012 8:30:16 PM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: blam
Went by local Wally-World yesterday, normally pick up a box of ammo or two when I go by.
No 9mm, no .44, no 30-30, no 30-06 left on shelves.
Did buy two bricks of .22s and a box of 12 gauge 00 buck, figured better than nothing.
3 posted on 12/19/2012 8:33:18 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: scooby321

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........


4 posted on 12/19/2012 8:33:55 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: blam

Walmart sells guns?

(s) nully in California...


5 posted on 12/19/2012 8:35:12 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: blam

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.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 8:40:40 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: blam; Yehuda

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.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 8:41:23 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: blam; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; sergeantdave; Carry_Okie; NormsRevenge; BOBTHENAILER
Lead and brass... The New Precious Metals!!!

I'm more pleased with my new tagline every day!!!

8 posted on 12/19/2012 8:45:01 PM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: blam
Walmart Is Running Out Of Guns

Craigslist prices will increase accordingly.

9 posted on 12/19/2012 8:50:13 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: blam
I am a week late and several dollars short. I just started looking for magazines. WOW! Magpul magazines were $12.50 last week (free shipping) are going for $50 this week and they are out of stock. I have mags, but I should have bought a dozen more the day of the shooting and then sold them on the uptick.

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.

10 posted on 12/19/2012 8:55:05 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: blam

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.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 9:04:26 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: Ezekiel

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.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 9:04:40 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Alaska Wolf
Craigslist prices will increase accordingly.

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".

13 posted on 12/19/2012 9:05:15 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: USNBandit
10 pack of 30rnd PMags for $125

You're welcome and Merry Christmas.

14 posted on 12/19/2012 9:05:15 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: steve86
C/L zots them when they see a firearm listing

Ooops, brainfart, I meant Alaska List...http://alaskaslist.com

15 posted on 12/19/2012 9:13:59 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: blam

Our part of the “dialog” about guns.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 9:14:23 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: The Cajun

I hope they’re being sold instead of pulled...


17 posted on 12/19/2012 9:14:55 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
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.

18 posted on 12/19/2012 9:39:26 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: blam

Its Dems that are causing this shortage(demand increase) by inducing a panic.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 9:42:10 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Repeat Offender

“10 pack of 30rnd PMags for $125
You’re welcome and Merry Christmas. “

Out of stock


20 posted on 12/19/2012 9:56:54 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: rickomatic

I’m glad I stocked up on 30 rd mags before my tragic boating accident.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 9:58:05 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: blam

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)


22 posted on 12/19/2012 10:05:14 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: rickomatic; Repeat Offender
Exactly, but I did back order a pack.

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.

23 posted on 12/19/2012 10:32:38 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: SierraWasp
Any form of research that produces new materials, tools, or increases the applicability of those that exist creates new wealth.
24 posted on 12/19/2012 10:48:18 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

nope, you can’t sell guns on craigslist.

but plenty of other sites, yep...


25 posted on 12/19/2012 11:03:26 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

See post#13.


26 posted on 12/19/2012 11:13:48 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Correction, Post #15.


27 posted on 12/19/2012 11:16:01 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: scooby321

>> 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.


28 posted on 12/20/2012 4:52:41 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: rickomatic

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.


29 posted on 12/20/2012 6:59:39 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: blam

Gunmakers and ammo makers need to start going 3 production shifts to keep up with demand.


30 posted on 12/20/2012 9:51:29 AM PST by crosshairs (It's all about good vs evil. In the end, evil is destroyed.)
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To: The Cajun

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.


31 posted on 12/20/2012 2:00:23 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Carry_Okie
Hey! You sound just like a "process engineer!" Happy traditional American holidays to you and yours, sir!!!

(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?)

32 posted on 12/20/2012 4:29:08 PM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: SierraWasp
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.

33 posted on 12/20/2012 6:52:09 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Alright then... how about a combination of water and dirt called mud? Really I won't discount the magic of G*d given human intelligence as I marvel at many that have been accomplished for sure.

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.

34 posted on 12/20/2012 8:02:13 PM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: SierraWasp
It just cracks me up the way EnvironMentalists try to turn the concept of "resource extractors" into a despicable pejorative term.

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.


35 posted on 12/20/2012 10:01:14 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: Carry_Okie

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.


36 posted on 12/21/2012 3:37:54 PM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: SierraWasp

Just have to jump in here, however belatedly I may be, and congratulate you on a SUPERB tagline.


37 posted on 12/27/2012 9:43:20 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
Wull, I thanks ye!!! No praise fer that Allah feller however... NONE!!! He can go pee up a rope while holding the upper end firmly by his yellow-green teeth!!!

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!!!)

38 posted on 12/27/2012 12:02:39 PM PST by SierraWasp (Blessed are they who prospect, dig & drill, for they are the primary producers of new, real wealth!!)
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To: crosshairs
Gunmakers and ammo makers need to start going 3 production shifts to keep up with demand.

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.

39 posted on 12/27/2012 12:16:15 PM PST by Drew68
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To: SierraWasp

“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


40 posted on 12/28/2012 6:37:35 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: BOBTHENAILER; dixiechick2000

We gots ta stop dis tawlkin lak we ain’t had no lurnin! Wheel git a reputayshun!!!


41 posted on 12/28/2012 9:33:04 PM PST by SierraWasp (Conservative, constitutional & capitalistic thinking is the last refuge from pussy liberal thought!!)
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