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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:55 PM

How Walmart Helped Make Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America

"In April 2011, Walmart began stocking guns in more and more stores, expanding the sales to 1,750 outlets nationwide. By the end of that year, the FBI received 16.4 million background check requests; the number is 16.8 million this year. Overall Walmart sales figures are back on track after the 2011 slump, and executive vice president Duncan Mac Naughton told shareholders at a meeting in October 2012 that gun sales in particular are a staple of the chain’s strategy to continue boosting its numbers. He said that over the past twenty-six months, gun sales at Walmart stores open for a year or more were up an astonishing 76 percent, while ammunition sales were up 30 percent. Walmart is now the biggest seller of firearms and ammunition in America. . .

. . .Nearly 400 guns are available in Walmart’s catalog. And even if your local store doesn’t sell a particular model, you can special-order it (assuming you pay half the cost ahead of time). With the exception of its stores in Alaska, Walmart doesn’t sell handguns, though it does sell ammunition for them, along with a wide variety of semiautomatic long-barrel weapons. For example, at half the Walmarts in America, you can buy a semiautomatic Colt M4 OPS .22 rifle; it carries a thirty-round magazine, which you can also purchase in the store. Or perhaps a Sig Sauer M400 semiautomatic assault rifle, advertised on Walmart’s website as “designed for use in law enforcement, military operations…as well as competitive shooting,” which is just one of several AR-15 assault rifles for sale."

http://www.thenation.com/article/171808/how-walmart-helped-make-newtown-shooters-ar-15-most-popular-assault-weapon-america?rel=facebook

Another reason to boycott Walmart.

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dynasaw Dec 2012 OP
aquart Dec 2012 #1
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #6
ellisonz Dec 2012 #2
ellisonz Dec 2012 #3
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #4
OneMoreDemocrat Dec 2012 #5
Lady Freedom Returns Dec 2012 #7
ManiacJoe Dec 2012 #8

Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:07 PM

1. Agents of the Chinese government?

You don't need a Manchurian candidate when you have the Manchurian chain store.

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Response to aquart (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:31 PM

6. +1

 

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:08 PM

2. There's a heck of a lot of money behind the gun madness. n/t

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:15 PM

3. K-Mart too

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:58 PM

4. They wanna "reform" public schools, too. Gotta love 'em. n/t

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:06 PM

5. Whew...

 

Thank God someone is here to place the blame in the right place.

I figured Walmart would be named before too long.

People want guns, Walmart sells them...I doubt very much it's the other way 'round; but whatevs.

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Response to dynasaw (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:51 PM

7. Walmart's????

I thought guns like that has got to be sold via a specialty store due to all the paper work and I.D checking involved???? I don't see that a dept. store has the time to do all that.


As you can probably tell, I have never bought a gun in my life! I have only guess that there is/should be a lot of paper work.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:39 PM

8. The paperwork comes to about four pages max, if I remember correctly.

All four pages are not always necessary depending on what you are buying.

The NICS background check takes 5-10 minutes depending on call volumes.

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