Walmart gives in to Bloomberg


Red Hat

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http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Apr14/0,4670,GunSales,00.html

WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart, the nation's largest seller of firearms, announced Monday it will toughen rules for gun sales, from storing video of purchases to creating an internal log of which guns they sell that are later used in crimes.

J.P. Suarez, the chief compliance officer for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., appeared with outspoken gun control advocate Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York to announce the changes at a gathering of Bloomberg's group Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Changes to come at about 1,100 Wal-Mart stores selling guns include:

_Creating a record and alert system to record when a gun sold at Wal-Mart is later used in a crime. If the purchaser of that gun later tries to buy another gun at Wal-Mart, the system would alert the sales clerk of the prior buy and could refuse to make the sale.

_Retaining the recorded images of gun sales in case law enforcement wants to view them later as part of an investigation.

_Expanding background checks of employees who handle guns and expanding inventory controls.

Suarez said the tougher standards will come with some additional cost to the company.

"The costs are, we think, part of what it takes to be responsible. Everything is not pain-free," he said, adding that small sellers can implement many of the same rules. He did not say how long it would take to implement all the changes, but noted that software must still be created for an internal log of guns later used in crimes.


I don't think so! If they forward any records to Bloomberg then that is a violation of our rights. Again idiots like Bloomberg going after Law abiding Citizens instead of Crooks! If Wal-mart does this then they may as well give in all together and do away with their rifles and shotguns. Wal-mart doesn't sell handguns so this shows what Bloomberg is really wanting to do...get rid of all guns!
 

Scarecrow

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yeah that really doesn't make sense does it? if a gun is used in a crime it is almost always a hand gun. wal mart sells ammo for hand guns.. are they going to start doing the same crap with people who buy the ammo? what an idiot!
 

KimberRB

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Wally World

Yes this will cost them. I for one will not buy any more ammo from Wally World. Lets all do this and let them set on it. as a matter of fact I may stop shopping there all together. Target looking better all the time.
 

KimberPB

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You know if they spent as much time and money going after guns on the black market and violent criminals as they do creating logs of what I buy it would make much more of an impact on crime.

but then again that not what they are really after.......
 

Cooter

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The Wal-Mart in my town stopped selling guns months ago. They said all stores are slowly phasing out gun sales.

This is just another reason to hate Wal-Mart even more.
 

The Gunny

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Well I'm phasing out Wally World. Just another reason to not spend one red cent in their stores. I do not have to support their idiotic policies with my hard earned cash. I think more Americans ought to think about doing this.
 

kwo51

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They are building a new super wallmart here and because of it's location (in a black area ) no guns or ammo will be sold.Why are they not screaming for their rights.
 

PascalFleischman

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Target looking better all the time.

If you've never shopped at a Super Target, you're missing out on quite a pleasant shopping experience. It doesn't quite have the food selection, but food QUALITY is head & shoulders above. Plus, there's not the fat, redneck, welfare queen clientele that seems to permeate the pores of every Wal Mart.
 

DarrellM5

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Here's the comment that I just sent them:

I'm writing to express my concerns over your recent agreement with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg is going after gun owners anyway he can. His goal is to eliminate private firearms ownership in America. In his vision of a perfect world, no private citizen would be able to own a firearm, but I guarantee you that his personal security team is armed. Ask yourselves, why would he be interested in gun sales at Wal-Mart to reduce crime, when Wal-Mart doesn't even sell handguns, which are used in 90 something percent of crimes committed with a firearm. If you want to perform background checks on your employees who handle firearms, that's fine by me. But videotaping me when I make a purchase is something that I find intimidating and offensive. What is your reason for this agreement? Does Wal-Mart want a store in New York that bad? If you place this policy into effect, I'll be shopping elsewhere. Sam Walton would have never done something like this.

Let's see if they reply.
 

DarrellM5

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I've been in 3 of the Super Target stores and none of them even sold ammo, let alone firearms. Is this true for all of their stores, or just stores in certain locations. As for the rest of the items they carry, I think Wal-Mart has a far better selection.
 

DrLewall

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Here is a novel idea..why not buy your ammo at your local gun dealer store? Boycott Wal-Mart ammo sales, support your loacl gun dealer.
 

murph50

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I shopped at a Wal Mart one time back when it first opened here many years ago. I didn't like the place. I don't like their philosophy or the way they underpay employees or the fact that they mostly sell cheap imported crap.
Looks like I have another thing to ad to the list of why I won't shop there
 

DarrellM5

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Well, I got a response back from Wal-Mart. Here it is:

Dear Darrell,

Wal-Mart understands its role as a leading, responsible retailer in the U.S. and is making strides to strengthen its already existing security processes to help combat illegal gun activity in the communities we serve. Wal-Mart has a long and proud history of offering the products hunters and outdoorsmen want and need and that will not change.

It is important to note that these procedures should not impede law-abiding citizens from purchasing firearms at our stores that sell them. These processes merely provide us, as a retailer, an additional mechanism to assist law enforcement when illegal activity occurs.

We are hopeful these enhanced processes  with help from law enforcement and other retailers committing to do the same  can make a positive difference in our communities.

Thank you,
Wal-Mart Customer Relations
It sure takes them a lot of words to say nothing. :angry2:
 

boris

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yeah,...

i actually do work for our local walmart. they specialize in double speak and double cross. i only work there 2 daysaweek as i spend the rest of my time at home with my kids, and doing the mr.mom thing. the wife is the main moneymaker these days. but that is another story. the store i work at sells ammo and gun stuff but not guns. i have bought one box of ammo since i ha been with the company . my other weapons related purchases have been elsewhere. :mp230603214320Murde
 

DrDavidM

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This is all I have gotten back so far.

Sam Walton built Wal-Mart on a very simple belief--the
customer is the boss. That means we are always looking for better ways
to serve
the people who shop at Wal-Mart. Each comment, concern and suggestion
is very
important because it gives us the opportunity to improve our overall
service.

Rest assured that your message has been forwarded to the proper
division where it
will be reviewed and carefully considered.

Thank you for your observations. It is customers like you who help us
continue
to offer everyday low prices and friendly service.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
 

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