“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Walmart bows to the pressures of political correctness once again. The "Black Lives Matter" people pronounce themselves pleased.


  I was glad when Walmart came to my county. We have very little in the way of shopping facilities, and the one's that existed mercilessly hosed everyone on price. They knew you had to pay their prices, or drive to another county.

So I didn't feel any sympathy for the local chain stores like Ingles, and still don't.

But Walmart succumbed to pressure from the 13% during the great "Black Lives Matter" pogrom against white Southerners. No more, said Walmart piously, would they sell anything with the racially oppressive word "Dixie" on it. Nor would they sell any merchandise with the Confederate flag on it.

There are no 13% people living in this county. But they were able to control an aspect of our lives because Walmart and the little coterie of black ties and white shirts that run it lack cojones.


I haven't set foot in the place since, and don't plan to do so.




Now Walmart has announced that they will no longer sell semi-automatic firearms in any of their stores. This is not connected to the concerted effort by 13% churches to force them to do so, according to a Walmart spokesman.  The black churches say too many black men are killed with AR-15 style rifles (they don't mention it's other black men wielding them) and they have been going after Walmart with nuisance suits and penny  packet "demonstrations."  But Walmart says there is no connection between the announcement last week that 13% churches were going to stage a big protest, and Walmart's sudden announcement that the guns have to go.  It's just a coincidence, related to normal marketing, and they neglected to make the announcement when the decision was made months ago. That's all.

This is the same ploy they used when the Brady Bunch went after them and they decided to stop selling hand guns. They undoubtedly think people are stupid, and they are largely correct in this assumption, but not everyone buys their facile announcements.

I don't care myself, they can quit selling everything as far as I am concerned. But if anyone is in the market for an AR-15 they are clearing out the inventory and it might be a good time to buy. Even if a Bushmaster came from Walmart, it's still a Bushmaster.



18 comments:

  1. If they sold AR-15 pattern where I am, then they are as rare as unicorn droppings - neve seen one in stock, though the gun rack slot is labeled for such. I'm not troubled by this - my 'homeland security' has been taken care of for a while now. Be disarming local scoundrels and neer' do wells right now . . . :^)

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  2. They sell them like popcorn here. Several different models to choose from, including a really nice little M4 clone in desert tan I damn near bought myself on several occasions when I was still going in there. They wanted $900 for it though, and you can buy them cheaper than that from advertisers in Shotgun News.

    I'm in good shape gun wise too. But this is the "Anaconda Plan" of the left wing. Just keep squeezing and squeezing, slowly but constantly, and eventually you'll kill your prey. We're the prey, in this case.

    It's "death by a thousand cuts."

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  3. Never saw one in my local Walmart either. Of course, Walmart is the last place in the world I'd go to buy a gun. The independent place just up the road has a huge selection, decent prices, and pays a living wage. They also have gun guys who know what they are doing. Can't beat that.

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    1. In Oct of 1993 I changed from Microsoft Money to Quicken, for my financial records. The programs weren't compatible, so I can only go back to October 17, 1993 as far as what I spent without reinstalling my stored copy of Microsoft Money and my back up file for that. But I ran a report on Quicken from Oct 17,1993 to Aug 27, 2015. During that period my family and I spent $136,443.42 at Walmart. I'm not spending another nickle there, nor will my wife. My kids have not shopped in Walmart since they moved away from home, for reasons of their own.

      I'd have bought the gun at Walmart before they made offensive political decisions, if their price had been the best. But it wasn't, like you I know better places to get guns. However, their ammo prices were reasonable and I picked up a lot of ammo there. No more.

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  4. Never stepped foot in a WalMart, and now I have one more reason not to....

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  5. This has made me angry. Are you aware of anyone refusing to sell Yankee memorabilia. Less then thirty miles from us a Rebel flag was torn down from a pick up truck and set on fire in the bed of the truck at Walmart, no less. The person was arrested.

    You rarely saw a Rebel flag until this insanity started. The every day person is flying the flag to say I can fly anything on my own property.

    My question is what can be done?

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    1. Down here, the 13% or their lackeys, the "white guilt liberals" have desecrated Confederate cemetaries, defaced Confederate monuments, beaten people who tried to protest the wave of "purification" sweeping the country, and gotten away with all of it.

      But I see more Confederate flags flying now that I have in a long time, and the younger people , from high school on up, are experiencing a reawakening of interest in their heritage. So let the bottom feeders do their worst, ever new outrage strengths the will and the numbers of those who resist them. It has certainly motivated me to take some actions like dropping Amazon and Walmart. Every little bit helps.

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  6. At my local Wal-Mart they went a step further, and placed all the ammo behind the sales counter now. And what a crock if they think eliminating sales of the AR will reduce the number of black murders. They don't kill each other with rifles, but with Saturday night specials.

    Honestly, let them stop selling guns there completely. Most of the folks I see inside my local wallyworld look like the Aurora theatre shooter. --Troy

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    1. Well, now that I am alienated from Walmart by their political correctness, I agree. But I was once a great defender of theirs, because they brought a lot of cost savings to town. Now I pay about a dollar more on average for the same products at Ingles. I have seen some of those weird "butt crack" type people on the internet, but I've never seen any at the Walmart in our town. I have seen some pretty rough people in there, but that's not uncommon here.

      The thing about Walmart is that they do have some good prices on food, clothes, etc. But now they can go to the devil, I've washed my hands of them.

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  7. We have a Walmart about 2 miles from my house. It has been years since I saw a firearm of any kind for sale there. Not even muzzle loaders. They sell Pyrodex powder and regular ammo. But no guns. As best I can tell its the same for all Walmarts in Maine.

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    1. You folks up there probably have some law against it, or maybe some lefties did a letter writing campaign and Walmart caved. The Walmarts in Georgia sell semi-automatic rifles, shotguns, 22 rifles ,deer rifles etc and they sold pistols and revolvers years ago until another blackmail campaign caused them to stop doing that.

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  8. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    "had to make a big run to walmart and stock up on bulk items. The walmart where I live does not carry guns but has lots of ammo.

    "The ammo will be next"

    I will fly my Confederate flat on Saturday. We are seeing a small resurgence of Confederate Heritage here too.

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    1. Well, if the Mexicans try to make you take it down, or they try to take it down, pull your katana and go out gloriously. Remember the Japanese proverb "All men die but a good name lives forever."

      When I see the story in the paper I will cut out the clipping and post it on the blog, thus immortalizing you. You can go to Valhalla and drink mead with my ferret, Ragnar the Bold. I hear the Valkyrie are not too bad looking either, and look with favor on those who fall in battle. ;-)

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  9. Walmarts head of marketing is the same asshat that got PayPal and eBay to stop dealing in firearm related transactions. He is a banner from the get go, and promised that wally world will stop selling all guns and ammo. This is just another step.in the agenda.

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    1. HalfElf, you will get no argument from me. I have spent a ton of money in their stores over the last 15 years or so, but ne'er a nickel of my cash will gladden their tills henceforth. They have seriously offended me.

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  10. Don't know if you have a Fred Meyers anywhere near, but they surprised me a couple of years ago when they started selling both handguns and rifles at the store virtually down the block from me. Reasonably knowledgeable sales staff and prices. We also have a small chain (3) of locally owned ACE hardware stores that have a very good firearms dept, particularly the 'mother' store and one 'monster' farming supply store that has an excellent firearms department. All of this is Washington state....ok, it's Eastern Washington, but it is a metro area of 250,000k pop.

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    1. Tim, I have never heard of Fred Meyers, and I've been all over Georgia and North Carolina, so maybe they don't have them here. Or maybe they are only in larger population centers.

      We do have an Ace hardware. It used to be the Farmer's Depot, back when this was primarily an agricultural community. But Ace bought it out, and they sell little trees and plants to the Florida people, where once you bought feed, animal medicines, wire, etc there.

      There's a general store here that sells guns and ammo, but their prices are absurd.

      I'm pretty well fixed for guns and ammo, and I guess if I needed to I could go to Gainesville where they do have a gun store called Saterfields. If it's still there and it isn't Juan's Tienda y Carnaceria now.

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