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  • Walmart Bans The Sale of Ammo & Open Carry

    09/05/2019 6:14:38 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 4, 2019 | Colion Noir
    Let me start by saying this, Walmart as a company is free to do whatever it wants to do. This doesn’t mean what it does can't be called stupid but they can do sell or not sell whatever they want. However, I will say if you’re going to virtue signal, don’t half-ass it.6 minute video.
  • Where Walmart leads on guns, will others follow? (barf alert)

    09/05/2019 6:08:32 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 5 sept 2019
    Why is Walmart doing the right thing? Because you, the average American fed up with the stupidity of our nation’s gun laws, want Walmart to do the right thing. Good luck trying to get Congress to enact even the most widely supported gun reforms. Congress does not answer to you. Congress answers to the gun lobby, with its tens of millions of dollars to throw around. It answers, as well, to a relative minority of gun-defending extremists who control Republican primaries in red states and — thanks to gerrymandering — congressional districts. But Walmart, in its way, answers to you....
  • Off-duty Indiana officer praised after stopping Walmart shooting while shopping with his family

    09/03/2019 10:00:00 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 33 replies
    ABC via YAHOO ^ | September 3, 2019 | ELLA TORRES
    An off-duty Indiana police officer is being praised for his "quick thinking and heroic actions" after he stopped a shooter inside a Walmart while out shopping with his family. The officer, a member of the East Chicago Police Department, was shopping at a Walmart in Hobart with his wife and kids on Sunday when a shooter inside began firing, according to police.
  • Walmart plans to dramatically step back from ammunition sales after ‘horrific’ shootings

    09/03/2019 5:50:54 PM PDT · by one4perl · 105 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/3/2019 | Lauren Thomas
    Walmart said Tuesday it will discontinue all sales of handgun ammunition and sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition that can be used with military-style weapons, following two “horrific” shootings at Walmart stores this summer. It will also stop all handgun sales in Alaska, marking its complete exit from the handguns category. The biggest retailer in the world also is asking customers at Walmart and Sam’s Club to no longer openly carry firearms in stores, in states where “open carry” is allowed, unless they are authorized law enforcement officers. Open carry legislation is currently on the books in more than 26 states,...
  • Kroger joins Walmart in asking shoppers not to openly carry guns in stores

    09/03/2019 5:07:40 PM PDT · by John W · 84 replies ^ | September 3, 2019 | Lauren Thomas
    Kroger on Tuesday followed Walmart in asking shoppers not to openly carry guns in any of its stores, in states where “open carry” is allowed, unless they are authorized law enforcement officers. The announced changes come amid a wave of deadly shootings in the U.S., including two at Walmart stores this summer. Both companies are also calling on the government to strengthen background checks. “Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers,” Jessica Adelman, group vice president of corporate affairs, said in an emailed statement. “We are also...
  • NRA slams Walmart for caving to 'anti-gun elites' after retailer ends handgun ammo sales

    09/03/2019 4:33:09 PM PDT · by familyop · 79 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 3, 2019 | Tucker Higgins
    The National Rifle Association slammed retail giant Walmart..."The strongest defense of freedom has always been our free market economy. It is shameful to see Walmart to succumb to the pressure of the anti-gun elites," the influential gun rights group wrote in a statement. "Lines at Walmart will soon be replaced by lines at other retailers who are more supportive of America's fundamental freedoms," the statement said.
  • Walmart Discontinues Auto Part Sales To Prevent Car Accidents

    09/03/2019 2:33:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies ^ | Sept. 3, 2019
    BENTONVILLE, AR—In a bold move intended to curb the thousands of deaths from vehicles each and every day, Walmart has decided to stop selling auto parts, sources confirmed Tuesday. According to shocking reports, people have purchased car parts at Walmart and then those cars have been involved in accidents, proving a direct correlation between selling auto parts and causing deaths. "We can no longer be complicit in an industry that kills over 3,000 people a day," said a spokesperson for Walmart. "Every time we sell a muffler, steering wheel cover, or flame decal, we are potentially causing the death of...
  • Walmart plans to dramatically step back from gun sales after ‘horrific’ shootings

    09/03/2019 10:48:37 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/03/2019 | Lauren Thomas
    Walmart is discontinuing sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber, discontinuing sales of handgun ammunition and discontinuing handgun sales entirely in Alaska. It’s also asking shoppers to no longer openly carry firearms in stores, in states where “open carry” is allowed, unless authorized law enforcement officers are present. CEO Doug McMillon announces the changes following two deadly shootings at Walmart stores over the summer.
  • Walmart to end most ammo sales

    09/03/2019 10:49:23 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 120 replies
    Fox news ^ | 9/3/2019 | Fox
    Walmart is set to end sales of handguns in Alaska and will discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition in stores nationwide, the super chain's president and CEO announced Tuesday afternoon.
  • [June 18, 2018} Armed civilian kills gunman, stops shooting spree at Walmart in Washington state

    09/02/2019 10:47:04 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 18 replies
    WaPo (Yes, really) ^ | June 18, 2018
    A gunman who opened fire inside a Walmart in Washington state and injured at least two people during carjacking attempts was fatally shot by one of two armed civilians on Sunday evening, according to police. The Thurston County coroner identified the dead suspect as Tim O. Day, 44, though police said they were still piecing together the full story of what happened at the Tumwater, Wash. Walmart. About 5 p.m. Pacific Time, authorities received a call about a possibly drunk driver heading the wrong way on a main road near a local high school, said Laura Wohl, Tumwater police public...
  • VANITY: Cutting Down on Purchasing Crap from China At Walmart - A Personal Story

    09/01/2019 11:13:28 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 97 replies
    Self ^ | 9/1/19 | Self
    Last week, my brother-in-law stopped by here in Southern Maryland for an overnight visit with my nephew. They were driving from New Hampshire to South Carolina, where my nephew attends college. Prior to the visit, I thought I’d get a new tablecloth and placemats to show off my cooking and decor abilities. I thought I’d get a new lightbulb to replace one from a set of multiples in the bathroom vanities. Maybe a new soap holder. Maybe a new computer desk lamp. Little things to make the house look nice. Stuff that I’d buy at the spur-of-the-moment from my local...
  • I tried to buy a gun at Walmart twice, and roadblocks left me empty-handed both times

    08/22/2019 2:44:34 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/21/2019 | Haley Peterson
    I went to Walmart with the intention of buying a gun last week as part of an investigation into the placement, selection, marketing, and security of firearms in Walmart's stores, and to learn more about the retailer's processes governing gun sales. My journey to bring a gun home from Walmart turned out to be far more complicated than I expected.
  • Walmart call center opens in Springdale; glimpse of retailer’s ‘next generation’ (Arkansas)

    08/20/2019 7:49:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Talk Business & Politics ^ | August 14, 2019 | Paul Gatling
    The construction of Walmart’s new corporate campus in Bentonville will take years to be achieved, and is just now in the early stages of development. On Wednesday (Aug. 14), company officials provided a glimpse into what some elements of that design may one day look like. Walmart held a grand opening for its new contact center at 2800 S. Thompson St. in Springdale. Employees have been working there for the past three weeks, following the completion of a massive remodel of a 130,000-square-foot building that was once a Sam’s Club store. It was most recently a layout center for Sam’s...
  • Walmart slams Tesla with a lawsuit claiming its solar panels caught fire at 7 stores

    08/20/2019 3:32:01 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8-20-2019 | Graham Rapier
    Walmart on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Tesla, accusing the company's solar-energy subsidiary of gross negligence after multiple stores experienced fires they say stemmed from solar panels on their roofs.
  • Walmart sues Tesla over fires at stores fitted with its solar panels

    08/20/2019 3:22:26 PM PDT · by BipolarBob · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/202019 | Nivedita Balu
    Aug 20 (Reuters) - Walmart Inc sued Tesla Inc , saying solar panels supplied by the electric car maker were responsible for fires at about seven of its stores, according to a lawsuit filed in a New York court on Tuesday. The fires destroyed significant amounts of store merchandise and required substantial repairs, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket losses, Walmart said in the lawsuit.
  • Walmart backs 'debate' on assault weapons ban....

    08/16/2019 8:33:00 AM PDT · by suthener · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/15/19 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Walmart said Thursday in a quarterly earnings report that it would support a conversation around an assault weapons ban, even though the company no longer sells that category of firearm. The retailer also revealed that it sells 20 percent of all ammunition in the United States. Acknowledging the importance of Walmart's role in national conversation around guns after a shooter targeted shoppers at one of its El Paso stores, the company devoted the second-page of its fiscal report to outlining the steps it has voluntarily taken to reduce gun violence, including on background checks.
  • Walmart workers plan walkout over gun sales

    08/12/2019 1:57:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies ^ | Aug. 12, 2019 | NBC4 Staff
    (WCMH) — Walmart employees are expected to walk out in protest of the retailer’s gun sales policies Wednesday afternoon. The Washington Post reports hundreds of workers at Walmart e-commerce offices in California, Portland and Brooklyn are planning to walk out at 3 p.m. The walk out comes after a gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart Saturday, killing 22 people and wounding dozens. Last week, a Walmart employee shot and killed two co-workers at a store in Southaven, Mississippi. Organizers started a petition calling on Walmart and the retailer’s president and CEO Doug McMillon to “cease the sale...
  • CNN’s S.E. Cupp Makes Emotional Plea for Gun Control After Mass Shootings: ‘We Must Do Something’

    08/11/2019 9:06:42 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Aug 10th, 2019 | Connor Mannion
    (Video at Source) CNN host S.E. Cupp made an emotional plea for gun control legislation in the open to her show Saturday, saying “we must do something about guns.” “For years I’ve made the case for the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, I’ve defended the NRA and its members, law abiding gun owners like me who have nothing to do with gun shootings. I’m a gun owner and a gun rights advocate. I believed it was true. I’m no longer an NRA member,” Cupp said. “Being right no longer feels righteous because in the wake of more mass...
  • Wal-Mart vs. Polit-Morons

    08/11/2019 7:39:42 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 17 replies
    Email | 8/11/2019 | Email
    Wal-Mart vs. Polit - Morons 1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day. 2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year. 4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined. 5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English. 6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world. 7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined,...
  • De Blasio tells Trump to use his ‘tiny little hands’ to act on gun control

    08/10/2019 7:30:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 10, 2019 | 9:48pm | Nikki Schwab and Mary Kay Linge
    A campaigning Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a boycott of Walmart Saturday in the wake of last week’s mass shooting in El Paso — and also took aim at President Trump and his “tiny little hands.” “I’ve got a little message for President Trump,” he said to polite applause at an Iowa gun-control forum Saturday. “Mr. President, it’s not Hollywood. It’s not video games … It’s the guns that are the problem.” “Take those tiny little hands of yours, pick up the phone, call Mitch McConnell, and say the Senate has to vote for gun safety measures right now,”...