WalMart Suspends Ammo Orders Pending Gun Control Decision | CNS News

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  1. AlaskaKodiak

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    WalMart reportedly has stopped selling ammunition ahead of the Obama administration’s anticipated gun control recommendations to Congress -- and uncertainty over what new laws may be coming.

    According to the Investment Watch blog, WalMart Corporation will no longer place new ammunition orders pending “the upcoming decision on the Second Amendment.”
    A customer stood with a WalMart employee as a call was made to the corporate office.
    WalMart headquarters told the employee the following:
    “As of right now WalMart is not going to be making any new orders of ammo because of the upcoming decision on the Second Amendment. As of right now we are unsure of what new legislation might be coming, and because of this, we are suspending new orders.
    “We will continue to sell what is already in stock in stores and at our distribution centers, but any new orders will not be shipped until the issue is resolved.”
    Investment Watch blog does not provide a link to a WalMart statement but urges customers to contact the corporate headquarters at 1-800-925-6278 to confirm the decision.
    You can listen to a recorded customer service call here.


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    I think it is more likely they don't want to get caught with ammunition they purchased at higher rates after the ammunition surge collapses.

    At some point, ban or no ban, ammo prices will fall to normal again as supply and demand level out. And Wal Mart doesn't want to be stuck with ammo costing more than their competitors as a result.

    Pro-gun? Absolutely not. Good business? Potentially.

    The less Wal Mart buys, the more ammo available elsewhere. Fine by me.
     
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    One more reason not to shop at Walmart, actually that was the only reason why I shopped at Walmart....
     
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    I am sure glad Cabelas is literally 10 minutes from me...

    Give them nothing, but take from them everything...
     
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    I'm calling BS on this one... Don't you think the "media" would love this story if true? A blog?? Come on...
     
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    I think they don't want to get stuck with ammunition in their inventory and then have something like background checks required for ammunition (i've heard some on the left proposing it).
     
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    Come to think about it...yeah...it would be headline news for at least a day

    "Worlds largest retailer refuses to sell ammo due to the Sandy Hook shooting"

    They would eat that headline up!
     
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    That's purely a move on their end to not lose $$$ on their bottom line and try to appear as the "good guy" in the process. :)

    No matter which outcome ammo prices/supply will return to normal, eventually.
     
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    Well if it is BS, it's spread very quickly for a hoax....

    [ame]http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&redir_esc=&client=ms-android-sprint-us&source=android-launcher-search&v=133247963&qsubts=1358212809614&action=devloc&q=Walmart+suspends+all+further+Ammunition+purchases&v=133247963[/ame]

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    I have my doubts on this one too. Its not like ammo is going to be banned under any proposal that I've yet seen. I'd buy that they don't want to pay inflated prices on ammo though. I know I'm not doing it so I certainly can't blame them for following my lead.
    FWIW, I picked up a box of 12 gauge ammo at WalMart a couple of days ago. They had thousands of rounds at what struck me as reasonable prices (about 30 cents per round). They also had plenty of rifle and pistol ammo too, but I didn't look too closely at it.
     
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    Yep, sure they just don't want to be holding the bag on a bunch of over priced ammunition, once it dies down a bit they'll be back in full swing. Possibly with a few "Roll Backs" on Ammunition lol..

    Give them nothing, but take from them everything...
     
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    false... Walmart (Ashley Harde) already made a public announcement debunking this rumor.
     
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    I bought ammo today .45ACP, 38spc and 9mm and the Store Mgr was at the counter. I said so I heard that you stopped ordering ammo as a company. He said he just got off a conference call and that it was not true at all. I hope he is right.
     
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    Just purchased 100 rounds of 45 ACP a couple days ago.
     
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    It is not true. Walmart is not going to stop selling ammo. Ammo is scarce and what is available is being overpriced. Walmart doesn't play that game.
     
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    Phew glad this was false.
     
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    I had a conversation with a WalMart associate last night and he told me that corporate told all stores to not order ammo until the legislation is known. Not knowing what will be involved with the selling of ammo, they didn't want to get stuck with large quantities of ammo they couldn't move so are taking the safer route. They can sell what they have and what's in the warehouse, but that's it for now. The associate has been there for quite some time and wasn't a newb. It was the same associate that sold me the Colt 6920 and remembered me because I was actually nice/polite during the transaction (Ironic, I know. Wouldn't everyone be nice/courteous/giddy buying an AR.).

    A lot of rumors. Who knows, maybe WalMart is saying one thing to the media and another to the stores.
     
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    This is probably closer to the truth. Think about the reaction and longer term consequences if Walmart announced they would not be purchasing any more ammo until they know what's going on with any possible legislation.
     
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    Walmart is a leader in retail. I am sure any decisions they make regarding guns and ammo won't put them out of business.
     
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    Yup:

    Walmart responds:
    Walmart responds to ?suspended ammo? story
     

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