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    Walmart announces changes following shootings

    This is a BS play on Walmart's part. They are playing to both sides of the fence on this one while changing very little on their end.

    - I can't say I've ever noticed any quantity of the ammo they are pulling from the stores at any location I've been in. Those rounds probably make up significantly less than 10% of their total ammo sales. At the same time, they can claim to Jimbo and Billy Bob that the changes haven't affected them at all since the stores still sell all the shotgun shells and Deer/Small Game cartridges that they have been buying there for years. On the flip side, they play the PR card to the Anti-gun crowd, saying that they did something.

    - Walmart will eliminate "Open Carry" in their stores unless there is authorized Law Enforcement present. Well, a large chunk of security for stores is off-duty L.E.O.'s. Despite being off-duty, they are still present. So I would assume that the times where open carry is NOT allowed will be minimal. Again, they say that they are making a chance while telling others that the change won't effect them.

    This is a weak play and shows how Corporate America is balls deep into us
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    • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

      Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
      Walmart announces changes following shootings

      This is a BS play on Walmart's part. They are playing to both sides of the fence on this one while changing very little on their end.

      - I can't say I've ever noticed any quantity of the ammo they are pulling from the stores at any location I've been in. Those rounds probably make up significantly less than 10% of their total ammo sales. At the same time, they can claim to Jimbo and Billy Bob that the changes haven't affected them at all since the stores still sell all the shotgun shells and Deer/Small Game cartridges that they have been buying there for years. On the flip side, they play the PR card to the Anti-gun crowd, saying that they did something.

      - Walmart will eliminate "Open Carry" in their stores unless there is authorized Law Enforcement present. Well, a large chunk of security for stores is off-duty L.E.O.'s. Despite being off-duty, they are still present. So I would assume that the times where open carry is NOT allowed will be minimal. Again, they say that they are making a chance while telling others that the change won't effect them.

      This is a weak play and shows how Corporate America is balls deep into us
      I don't think it's a completely meaningless gesture.

      First, iirc pretty much every "assault" style rifle sold today is either a 5.56 or .223 caliber weapon. The old AK-47 in the Russian army was a 7.62 caliber, but I think the army figured out that was too much even for trained soldiers.

      Is either 5.56 or .223 caliber ammo a big seller for Walmart? Hard to say, but I doubt it. Most people don't have or use "assault" rifles. They are much more likely to buy shotgun shells or a caliber typically used for something like deer hunting, say a 30.06 or .308 caliber ammo.

      But if the only ammo used in assault weapons is 5.56 or .223 caliber ammo, and Walmart has now refused to sell it, I think it's a little harsh to claim they've done nothing other than pull a publicity stunt.
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      • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

        Now it’s all Darwin’s fault

        https://thehill.com/homenews/media/4...mass-shootings

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        • Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
          I don't think it's a completely meaningless gesture.

          First, iirc pretty much every "assault" style rifle sold today is either a 5.56 or .223 caliber weapon. The old AK-47 in the Russian army was a 7.62 caliber, but I think the army figured out that was too much even for trained soldiers.

          Is either 5.56 or .223 caliber ammo a big seller for Walmart? Hard to say, but I doubt it. Most people don't have or use "assault" rifles. They are much more likely to buy shotgun shells or a caliber typically used for something like deer hunting, say a 30.06 or .308 caliber ammo.

          But if the only ammo used in assault weapons is 5.56 or .223 caliber ammo, and Walmart has now refused to sell it, I think it's a little harsh to claim they've done nothing other than pull a publicity stunt.
          I completely disagree. My guess would be their biggest sellers are .22’s, .223’s/5.56’s, and 9MM’s. There are a lot of calibers you could make arguments both ways for.
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          • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

            Originally posted by Drew S. View Post
            I completely disagree. My guess would be their biggest sellers are .22’s, .223’s/5.56’s, and 9MM’s. There are a lot of calibers you could make arguments both ways for.
            Both ways arguments? Nah.

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            • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

              Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post
              Walmart announces changes following shootings

              This is a BS play on Walmart's part. They are playing to both sides of the fence on this one while changing very little on their end.

              - I can't say I've ever noticed any quantity of the ammo they are pulling from the stores at any location I've been in. Those rounds probably make up significantly less than 10% of their total ammo sales. At the same time, they can claim to Jimbo and Billy Bob that the changes haven't affected them at all since the stores still sell all the shotgun shells and Deer/Small Game cartridges that they have been buying there for years. On the flip side, they play the PR card to the Anti-gun crowd, saying that they did something.

              - Walmart will eliminate "Open Carry" in their stores unless there is authorized Law Enforcement present. Well, a large chunk of security for stores is off-duty L.E.O.'s. Despite being off-duty, they are still present. So I would assume that the times where open carry is NOT allowed will be minimal. Again, they say that they are making a chance while telling others that the change won't effect them.

              This is a weak play and shows how Corporate America is balls deep into us
              I think it's an empty gesture. You can get ammo ANYWHERE. But there are SOME hurdles when buying a gun, most notably, when you have to go through a background check.
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              • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                Originally posted by The Rube View Post
                I think it's an empty gesture. You can get ammo ANYWHERE. But there are SOME hurdles when buying a gun, most notably, when you have to go through a background check.
                The gunman who killed seven people and wounded 25 more in a shooting rampage along a west Texas highway Saturday obtained the firearm he used through a private sale, avoiding a background check, according to multiple reports.
                Yeah, there's a ton of hurdles to go through. It's so ****ing hard to avoid background checks.


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                • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                  Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
                  Now it’s all Darwin’s fault
                  Amazing:

                  "At some point, we have to realize as a nation that we have a problem," Perkins, a former Republican Louisiana legislator, said on "Fox & Friends" on Sunday, just a day after a mass shooting in West Texas left eight people dead. "And the problem is not the absence of laws. It’s an absence of morality.
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                  • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                    Amazing:
                    They don't have these problems in Europe and I doubt any fundies would claim Europeans are leading the charge with church participation.

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                    • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                      I have many questions about this Tweet. Leading question is why are Senator Dan Crenshaw's friends unable to pass a background check?

                      Follow up, why is a US Senator handing out his handguns to his non-backgroundcheck-passing friends to use unsupervised?

                      This is irresponsible firearm ownership at best case.


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                      • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                        Originally posted by aparch View Post
                        I have many questions about this Tweet. Leading question is why are Senator Dan Crenshaw's friends unable to pass a background check?

                        Follow up, why is a US Senator handing out his handguns to his non-backgroundcheck-passing friends to use unsupervised?

                        This is irresponsible firearm ownership at best case.


                        I'd like to see how this guy defines a Straw Purchase This is why gun owners need to be hammered in court when something bad goes down with their firearm.
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                        • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                          Crenshaw is only a Rep, btw. And he's trying to be the right-wing AOC with his Twitter presence.

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                          • Originally posted by aparch View Post
                            I have many questions about this Tweet. Leading question is why are Senator Dan Crenshaw's friends unable to pass a background check?

                            Follow up, why is a US Senator handing out his handguns to his non-backgroundcheck-passing friends to use unsupervised?

                            This is irresponsible firearm ownership at best case.


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                            • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                              Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                              Crenshaw is only a Rep, btw. And he's trying to be the right-wing AOC with his Twitter presence.
                              The right-wing AOC is Stephen Miller.
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                              • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                                Crenshaw is only a Rep, btw.
                                Ah sh**. My bad. Giving him way to much credit.

                                Still, I won't loan my car to an unlicensed driver (let alone some licensed drivers). There is no way in Hell I would hand someone a Glock and wish them the best of luck on their road trip.
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