So, Walmart bans a bunch of ammunition types and stops selling handguns in Alaska.
Such brave posturing.
Fun story – Guess what else Walmart sells that kills more people than guns?
- Auto Parts.
- Pharmaceutical Drugs.
- Candy and Sugary Foods.
But yes, let’s stop selling certain types of ammunition. Even though something like 99.99999999999999% of the ammunition they’ve sold is peacefully and recreationally used. And Walmart is going to have a helluva time picking and choosing what ammo is allowed for ‘hunting’ rifles, since basically most popular hunting guns are based on military cartridges used in ‘assault rifles’.
(The 30-06 slayed Nazi’s. The 7.62 (.308) did the same for commies and the whimpy 5.56 (.223) is still trying to win this generational war against terror.)
Ultimately, this is just going to drive hunters and shooters to their local gun stores who could seriously use the economic boom from Walmart being stupid. If I owned a gun store, I’d be leaping in joy right now. Because ammunition moves a lot faster than guns (is that a pun?), thus you can make a decent amount of money off them. Plus, if a customer comes in for something small, you might be able to sell them something larger. A spare magazine, a sling, a holster, or maybe… a gun. $$$
So this is wonderful news for the small businesses and companies that actually give a flip about shooters and defending rights and Constitutions and peoples lives.
Screw Walmart. They’ve been moving in this direction ever since they stopped selling handguns when I was a kid in the lower 48, and more recently when they stopped selling the ‘most popular firearms platform of all time’… the AR15. I expect eventually they’ll turn into Target and not offer anything that goes boom.
Sadly I can’t avoid Walmart like I can the wretched Dick’s (Stop being dicks, Dick’s.) Also, I doubt that a boycott will have the same economic impact on their company that it had on Dicks. Walmart is simply massive, and sadly, I have to go there whether I like it or not.
But what I can do, is order ammunition in bulk online and go to the local gun store.
And for everyone hating on people open carrying… keep in mind that some states a person can buy a handgun at 18 but can’t conceal carry until 21. So for three years, if they want to carry – they HAVE to open carry.
Personally, I remember calling the police department when I was considering getting my concealed carry permit. I asked if there would be any problems if I opened carried and I was told I’d be arrested. When I asked why, since North Carolina is an open carry state, I was told because I was ‘armed to the terror of the public’ and all it took was one person dialing 911 for that charge to stick.
Is that bullshit? Yup. Is that fair? Nope. Is it worth spending a weekend in jail because some ditz got nervous about me open carrying while I eat? Nope.
So I went concealed and never looked back. Since then, I’d never choose to open carry. Because if I ever have to shoot someone, I don’t want them seeing it coming.
In other news, San Francisco declared the NRA a Terrorist Organization.
So I’m a terrorist now.
Neato. I’m going to add that to my LinkedIn resume now. ‘Domestic NRA Terrorist! Evil to the Nth Degree! Murderer of Innocents! Purveyor of death and destruction! Hatred Incarnate!’
I’d rather be called a domestic terrorist by a bunch of leftists than actually be a Planned Parenthood supporter.
(And honestly, if San Francisco thinks I’m doing something wrong, I’m probably doing it right.)