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Old 03-25-2013, 02:08 AM   #11
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I remember when Walmart sold pistols The first pistol I ever bought I got at Walmart. Lol bought it threw layaway
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Wal-mart gun sales is on a store by store basis depending on the local market and the local manager. A couple of the local ones around here used to sell guns but don't anymore.

I talked to a local contractor that worked on the last wal-mart built around here and he told me that almost all of the built in security measures are to keep employees from stealing, not customers. They assume customers are going to steal from them.
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People that would never enter a gun store (like Winds-before-the-change) were still accustomed to seeing guns, walking past guns, seeing normal people SHOPPING for guns.
Now that right there is pretty funny......and accurate.

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At the local WalMart with firearms you must pay at the sporting goods counter there, so if there was any theft it would have to be employees from the stock room as everything is behind glass and you have to get an employee to touch one.
These rifles were in a locked case. And I imagine you have to pay for them at the sporting goods cash register. I know I do for the ammo.
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I've got a pink Crikett.
Bought it for my grand daughter as her first gun when she was 5 1/2 a couple of years ago.
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I looked at that Cricket for a few minutes. I have a 6 year old granddaughter. I'm wondering how mad my daughter would be if I bought the little one a Cricket. But it's my own darned fault. I didn't know better and I raised my kids anti-gun. My oldest ignored my 'teachings' and has always shot with his buddies. My other two are a little more difficult in me trying to tell them I was very wrong. My oldest son has gone shooting with me. The other two won't. But I think my daughter is getting close to giving in.
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I was at the local WalMart last week. I wandered by to see what ammo they had stocked. The ammo wasn't where it usually was. I wandered around the sporting goods section and came across..............a display with rifles in it. There were about 10 different kinds of rifles/shotguns for sale. Including a very cute pink Cricket. When I moved into this area in 1986, the WalMart sold firearms. I was an 'anti-gunner' then and never really looked. Then, for some reason I don't know, our WalMart stopped selling firearms. This was about 10 years ago. I don't know if they carried ammo or not as I was never in the market. Then I got educated about firearms and bought one of my own. i bought my ammo from WalMart but still, there were never any long guns for sale there. Just last week, I saw they are once again selling a small selection of long guns. Next time I'm there I'll have to take a closer look at what they had in the display case. I wonder what prompted them to bring back the rifles and shotguns for sale.
I was blind, but now I see.........
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Old man Sam Walton was an avid gunner & hunter, he wasn't about political correctness, he was about makin' money!

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... At one time, J C Penney, Sears, Montgomery Wards and Western Auto Hardware stores not only SOLD guns, but had their own store brand names on guns made for them. People that would never enter a gun store (like Winds-before-the-change) were still accustomed to seeing guns, walking past guns, seeing normal people SHOPPING for guns.

When we lose that, the polarization increases.
In 1958 I ordered a gun from the Sears catalog. There was a little place on the order form to sign verifying I was over 21 and had never been convicted of a felony. I ordered a Hi-Standard Sport-King SK-100 .22LR semi-automatic, complete with a leather holster. Best I remember it was about $25.00. Its laying here on my desk as I write this.

Too bad we never appreciated true freedom until we lost it.
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Hey Winds, what wal mart was this at? The ones in and around Rockford still don't have anything.
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Hey Winds, what wal mart was this at? The ones in and around Rockford still don't have anything.
The one in DeKalb.
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