I can't believe nobody mentioned the notorious number of incidents that occur at Walmart or in the parking lot. I swear its a crime magnet. The Wally Walk is a good test because you might be more likely to have to use your ccw! ;)
I'm not a big Walmart shopper. I did get a pizza and a six pack to go at the pizza place down the road, though.
You guys are forgetting the DC Wally World Certificate...available ONLY to DC members and after posting pics of the trek.
It's a 10" x 14" certificate, framed, and signed by one of the mods...usually Sixto.
It started out ..... because you can buy ammo (or other gun related things), chips/steak and a carry shirt ..... all in the same place, and everyone has a Walmart nearby somewhere.
Pink's a flattering color. "Prints" badly though.
WalMart was one of the first places but I do believe the very first place was a gun shop. Heck I can't remember.
Because, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, you must be cautious.
Try Whole Foods and see how it goes!
Walmart is someplace everyone knows, and it has a little bit of everything. You can make the rounds to all the different departments and pick up the important things. Ammo, a shoot-em up movie, munchies and drinks for the movie, and of course that much needed new cover garment. Plus Walmart is a gun friendly business. Most malls aren't.
Ok, so it's the chicken or the egg thing. Did I go to Wal-Mart because I was newly armed or did I and - this is the real reason, I went armed because I was going to Wal-Mart. Actually I did not go armed because, because of all the Wal-Mart "People" videos and the crime reputation, the area I live in, though probably not completely crime free is generally quite ok and for years before I got my CCW, I've made countless trips to this particular Wal-Mart which is in easy driving distance from our house, and never once encountered a mugging in process or faced a BG. So, no, I did not and do not go armed because I'm going there. I go armed because I now have the license and can go armed most places.
But, it may have been the first time I went there with my wife on one of our almost weekly shopping missions. I did not have a holster yet for my CZ82 so I had it tucked down inside my waistband at about 3 o'clock. Of course I'm a little self-conscious. Am I printing? Is this overhanging tee shirt (yes, at least it's a dark colored one) loose enough to hide any tell-tale bulge? I hope so. I think we tend to walk funny at this time just to try to hide our carry side better.
So what does my wife have me do? Down on my knees in the aisle reaching over to the far inner reaches of the bottom shelf to retrieve six boxes of pizza mix (that's another story) and my back is horizontal to the floor and I can just sense that there is a huge pointed bump sticking out the back side of my shirt and the cops are on the way to investigate the MWAG. Of course there would be other shoppers milling about the same aisle. I'll do my best to keep my carry side up close to the rack of canned goods.
I guess I passed the test. I didn't appear to draw any attention. We made it through the rest of the shopping and were out of there and I know not even my wife was aware of what I had tucked down in the side of my pants.