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This is a discussion on Question: Why Wal-Mart as Rite-of-Passage? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'd have to agree with ccw9mm about the library being a good place. You really can't get more laid back and non-threatening than a library.......

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    I'd have to agree with ccw9mm about the library being a good place. You really can't get more laid back and non-threatening than a library....
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    IIRC about a year ago Miggy was dreaming about having a shooting range at Wally World, so we shooters had something to do while the better half was shopping. The whole thread was really funny as everyone put in their .02 worth, but I don't recall who came up with the nachos. It became a rite of passage on DC, and has endured the test of time.
    A word of warning, that "nacho cheese" will eat the finish off of a pistol, if you are fumbling around with it to make sure it's still there, so leave it alone while eating the nachos!!!
    I'm sure that if one of the mods can come up with the start of the "wally world walk" check it out, it's great reading!!
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    Why not Wally World.....good crowds.......BGs and GGs in the mix of people.....no nachos at mine thou.........
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    We don't even have a Walmart within a 30 minute drive. They won't allow them to build in this area.

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    It's state law in Michigan to use wally world (although I chose a meijer to first time carry.) That's the only outstanding warrent I have (currently.) Our WW doesn't have nachos. I chose cheesey fries at Meijer. Figured if I'm breaking the law anyway, might as well enjoy it!
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    I love the choice for many of the reasons already stated. Made my walk a little over a week ago and was shocked at how obviously the term sheeple applies. Talk about a group of oblivious people. Not sure if it is the lighting or the atmosphere that does it. I also went to Bass Pro the same day and there were a lot less sheeple and quite a few actual people who were aware of their surroundings.
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    Wow, what interesting responses. I don't consider WW diferent then any other large box type cookie cutter store, like Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, etc. I carry in all, and don't discriminate.

    But you are all right, that the "sheeple" at WW seem to be oblivious, except for the little with the price cut sign!
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    Some people have commented that not all WW have Nachos. In my opinion, none of them do. Packaged chips and Cheeze whiz are not nachos. Nachos have fresh made tortillas, ground meat, re fried beans and any of several kinds of cheeses except what the fey WW calls nacho cheese.


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    Flagflyfish;

    A word of warning, that "nacho cheese" will eat the finish off of a pistol, if you are fumbling around with it to make sure it's still there, so leave it alone while eating the nachos!!!

    The nacho cheese will also eat the finish off your BODY.
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    I have been wondering where I will go first, I personally don't shop at Wal-Mart for personal reasons. I guess Target will have to do. Or I could go to one of the upscale malls (you know the type, the ones with valet parking) and tour there providing they don't have the 40.01 posting (TX penal code for restrictive carry, wonder who came up with the numerical code to use, NRA member perhaps?)

    I think it would be funny to be standing next to a bunch of sheep wrapped up in themselves and the latest trends while I'm packing, just to prove a point.

    No nachos, but I bet I could get a nice wrap and a cappuccino (THAT was a joke).
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    Now you wouldn't be trying to question "Tradition" would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Now you wouldn't be trying to question "Tradition" would you?
    No, of course not. I'm just trying to differentiate between WW and other stores as a "first carry" practice. I seem to remember my first carry was to the train station to pick up my wife... many moons ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Now you wouldn't be trying to question "Tradition" would you?

    No Drill Sergeant!

    I guess my personal reasons can be put aside for 1 trip, just for kicks to see the sheeple that roam freely around there. I know my WM doesn't sell nachos, West McKinney wouldn't allow that, it is probably against our HOA anyway, so I guess I'll have to get an icee instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppy View Post
    Some people have commented that not all WW have Nachos. In my opinion, none of them do. Packaged chips and Cheeze whiz are not nachos. Nachos have fresh made tortillas, ground meat, re fried beans and any of several kinds of cheeses except what the fey WW calls nacho cheese.
    Now them be sounding like Mexican restaurant nachos!

    You see... my first official carry was dinner out with the wife where we first went to a Mexican restaurant and got a big ol' plate of authentic nachos, and THEN we went to Wally World!

    P.S. - Don't forget the jalepenos.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cakewalk View Post
    ...I can't recall any news stories of some crazy person busting open fire in a Wal Mart...
    Wal-Mart stores and most specifically their parking lots have been the center of many crimes including several notable ones over the past decade.

    Run a news source query toward WalMart stores and criminal victimization. You will be surprised.
    Below is a searcj just against keywords 'Walmart shooting'

    Results 1 - 30 of about 2,350,000 for walmart shooting
    walmart shooting - Google Search

    Now of course there are going to be duplicates and news story updates amongst that whole greatly inflating the total number, but still just read through pages one and two of the found results. Those alone will prove to be eye opening.
    IMHO a stop at Walmart is no different than a trip to a shopping mall.

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