Walmart goes anti-gun


KenS

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The Walmart in my area doesn't thing posted regarding pistol in the store. And I notice that they are more than happy to take my money for pistol ammunition...
Ken.
 

KimberRB

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WM in my area is not posted so you can carry, But if you try to buy ammo there you have to give up info I am not willing to give them.
 

tattedupboy

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None of the Walmarts around here are posted either. However, one of them mysteriously stopped selling firearms and ammo. Don't know why or how long ago it stopped; a couple of months ago I went to buy some shotgun ammo, and the sporting goods area was no longer there. I'm wondering if the Gander Mountain sporting goods store that opened up across the street took that business away from them.
 

gdcleanfun

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We have metal detectors at the entrances/exits here at the W*M in my town. Wouldn't the CCW pistols set off the bells and whistles? :unsure:
 

KenS

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We have metal detectors at the entrances/exits here at the W*M in my town. Wouldn't the CCW pistols set off the bells and whistles? :unsure:

It might be fun to walk into the store with a short piece of iron pipe in your pack to see if it would set off any alarms. Just a thought.
Ken.
 

S&WM&P40

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Yes it would so it looks like it's a no there. unless there is nothing posted about CC. Then i would walk in and set it off and show the people greater my gun and my CCL and they would let you in or call the AM. The Am would let me in or turn me away till i lock up the Gun. If the AM says no i would ask to talk with the manager, the i would call the GM and then the market manager.I would get names and dates/times and call the head walmart store and ask them about that crap. WalMart is taking guns out of some stores that do not sell enough among other reasons. My 24 hour super center use to sell guns but they took them out because not enough
sales. They still sell Ammo,handgun,rifle,shotgun they also still sell Muzzle loaders. I was also told that if i need a lot of ammo of any kind they could order it for me at there discounted price. All they need is a deposit of half the cost of the ammo and the rest when it comes in. It's starting to look like walmart's GM's are cracking down in the so called Brady states. That they know they can do it with out the lose of sales over the matter. In the Pro gun states you don't see this no CC in the stores crap. Another thing about the metal detectors if you walk really slow some times you don't set them off. Or take your car keys out hold them in your hand out in front of you it will set it off. Then when the people greater asks show them your keys. Not like they can stop and search you so you should be all set.
 
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KimberRB

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The WM here has a thing that looks like a metal detector but will only go off if you have a security tag that has not been deactivated. I walk pass this all the time with my gun and have never set it off.
 

tattedupboy

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We have metal detectors at the entrances/exits here at the W*M in my town. Wouldn't the CCW pistols set off the bells and whistles? :unsure:

From what I've read from posters on other forums, Wal Mart is generally one of the more gun friendly businesses around. When did they start putting metal detectors at the entrances? Have you or anyone else you know of contacted the corporate office about that?
 

alto

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Having spent my 58 years being a total 'good guy'..having never harmed anyone , ever. Having followed rule and laws ...even speed limit laws when it's possible, I can say that I've had it. I decided that I'll follow laws I believe in and disregard those I don't. I will remain a gentle, honest, good guy but will reject stupid laws. From local morons on small time boards, making silly town laws, to State, to Gov.
Yes, it is wonderful to obey all laws but...what if some clown decides to pass a law that one cannot step on cracks on a sidewalk? Silly? yes, of course..but ask are grandfathers if they ever thought there would be a law ( pick any of the over-the top laws passed in the last decades) and they would laugh...And yet, here we are, knuckling under to prissy arsed, local,state and gov morons pushing their little agendas.
I'll not trouble myself for a 'permit' to build a little shed on MY property, NO One will ever tell me I can't smoke in my own home ( if I chose to). No one will ever take my firearms ( they will all be 'stolen' the night before any confiscation..what a damn shame huh?)
I'm a good guy and I'll remain a good guy but, I've had it with screwballs telling me what to eat, what to drink, what to wear, how to think, what to own, what to say and when to say it.
If this makes this good guy into a criminal...so be it..They did it, I didn't.
 

MP3Mogul

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Having spent my 58 years being a total 'good guy'..having never harmed anyone , ever. Having followed rule and laws ...even speed limit laws when it's possible, I can say that I've had it. I decided that I'll follow laws I believe in and disregard those I don't. I will remain a gentle, honest, good guy but will reject stupid laws. From local morons on small time boards, making silly town laws, to State, to Gov.
Yes, it is wonderful to obey all laws but...what if some clown decides to pass a law that one cannot step on cracks on a sidewalk? Silly? yes, of course..but ask are grandfathers if they ever thought there would be a law ( pick any of the over-the top laws passed in the last decades) and they would laugh...And yet, here we are, knuckling under to prissy arsed, local,state and gov morons pushing their little agendas.
I'll not trouble myself for a 'permit' to build a little shed on MY property, NO One will ever tell me I can't smoke in my own home ( if I chose to). No one will ever take my firearms ( they will all be 'stolen' the night before any confiscation..what a damn shame huh?)
I'm a good guy and I'll remain a good guy but, I've had it with screwballs telling me what to eat, what to drink, what to wear, how to think, what to own, what to say and when to say it.
If this makes this good guy into a criminal...so be it..They did it, I didn't.


+1 on that one... well said
 
We have metal detectors at the entrances/exits here at the W*M in my town. Wouldn't the CCW pistols set off the bells and whistles? :unsure:

I could not imagine any retailer putting metal detectors at their entrances. It makes no sense. Unless they're the only retailer for miles, folks would soon begin shopping elsewhere. Imagine the amonunt of time it would take to screen everyone walking through the door. Not economically viable.

You probably saw an inventory control device by the entrances/exits. Many retailers put them at both the entrances and exits in the event that they have change the flow of traffic, or in many cases because BG often attempt to exit through the entrance when shoplifting. The devices are dormant until an inventory control tag passes through them. These are the little plastic tags you find on garments and some of the high ticket items. You can often find the sticker type tags inside DVD cases and stuck on the inside flaps the packaging of electronic iterms.



gf
 

tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
I could not imagine any retailer putting metal detectors at their entrances. It makes no sense. Unless they're the only retailer for miles, folks would soon begin shopping elsewhere. Imagine the amonunt of time it would take to screen everyone walking through the door. Not economically viable.

You probably saw an inventory control device by the entrances/exits. Many retailers put them at both the entrances and exits in the event that they have change the flow of traffic, or in many cases because BG often attempt to exit through the entrance when shoplifting. The devices are dormant until an inventory control tag passes through them. These are the little plastic tags you find on garments and some of the high ticket items. You can often find the sticker type tags inside DVD cases and stuck on the inside flaps the packaging of electronic iterms.



gf

Yeah, I'm wondering if gdcleanfun may have mistaken one of these inventory control devices for a metal detector. The same goes for libraries. They have a device near their entrances and exits that goes off whenever someone tries to take something without first checking it out.
 

BoomChick

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Wal-mart craziness.

In this case, it was a city cop who thought open carry in Wal-mart (and the state) was prohibited and was wrong.

Full Article: Link Removed

"Gun owner receives apology from police chief
Chief's letter, more training follow officer's confusion, threat of arrest

Saturday, September 22, 2007
Trevor Putnam, who was stopped while he legally carried his gun inside a Wal-Mart by an officer who was mistaken about the state’s gun permit laws, received an apology from Police Chief Sterling P. Owen IV.

Trevor Putnam knew the gun laws. The officer who stopped him didn’t.

“When I told him that I hadn’t done anything, he said he’d find a reason to put me in jail,” said Putnam, 24, who works with guns every day as vice president of Coal Creek Armory in West Knoxville.

“It’s not that I have a problem with police officers. I deal with police officers nationwide from Arizona to Maine every day. But I lost my confidence in a legal right that I knew I had.”


I highly recommend reading the full article.

I'm assuming that if Wal-mart goes by their state's laws, then being bullied about firearms in the store should definitely not be passively accepted. It sounds like a great chance (based on their own policies, and depending on your state) to educate the bully.

By the way, I have found that as a woman I tend to have less trouble with open carry than my male friends. Interesting, no? Never had a problem in Wal-mart with OC, but know some men who have.

BoomChick
 

toreskha

Titles are un-American.
For reference purposes...

Inventory control device, found at Walmart and the dollar store:

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Door frame metal detector, found at airports, courthouses and ghetto schools:

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The Gunny

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The state laws will dictate. If the private business doesn't want you to carry here in WA state they are REQUIRED to post a sign at all the public entrances declaring that. This sign must be a certain size and posted in plain view if it isn't then it does not exist. I do not open carry in town. I do on my property and out in the country but I don't do it in town for this reason it attracts idiots like a moth to a flame.
 

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