I e-mailed Walmart and I DON'T like the response

I e-mailed Walmart and I DON'T like the response

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    I e-mailed Walmart and I DON'T like the response

    I noticed a few days ago that the walmart.com search engine no longer presents any ammo in the search results. Then I saw a comment somewhere about it online. So I e-mailed them the other night through their web form to ask what was going on. They responded with:

    Quote Originally Posted by Walmart Customer Care
    Hi SpringerXD,

    Thank you for contacting Walmart.com regarding the sale of firearms Online.

    We are writing in response to your question about selling guns on our Web site. Certain legal restrictions prevent us from selling guns in our online store. According to the Federal Gun Control Act, it is against the law to sell guns via the Internet. Firearms can be sold only through federally licensed dealers. Background checks and a personal inspection of photo identification are required. Because we have no way of doing this over the Internet, we will not offer firearms online.

    Firearms and ammunition are only available at Walmart stores licensed to sell firearms. In fact, Walmart has sold firearms in its stores for nearly 40 years. We're proud to have become the destination of choice for American sportspeople, and we will continue to meet the needs of these customers in local Walmart stores throughout the nation.

    SpringerXD, if we have not fully answered your question or you have additional questions, please reply to this email.

    Sincerely,
    Walmart.com Customer Care
    *Note that their answer has nothing whatsoever to do with ammo showing up in the search. So I responded with:

    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD
    You totally didn’t answer my question. I did NOT ask, "Why don’t you sell guns on your website?" Please pay attention to what I'm asking.

    What I asked was, why does ammunition no longer come up in searches? It still did as of a few days ago.
    So finally, here it comes:

    Quote Originally Posted by Walmart Customer Care
    Dear SpringerXD,

    We sincerrely apologize for the inconveniences that this may have caused you and we are writing to let you know that thank you for your recent inquiry. Walmart, like the rest of the country, has been engaged in a national dialogue about the responsible sale and regulation of firearms.

    We have had ongoing conversations with the Administration, Congress, Mayor Bloomberg’s office, sportsmen groups, suppliers and others to listen and share our thoughts and experiences.

    Over the years we have been very purposeful about striking the right balance between serving hunters and sportsmen and ensuring that we sell firearms responsibly. In fact, we became a charter member of Mayor Bloomberg’s coalition against illegal guns and adopted the 10-point code established by the Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership that goes beyond what the law requires. We have also spoken to the Vice President’s office to share our perspective.

    We take this issue very seriously and are committed staying engaged in this discussion as the Administration and Congress work toward a consensus on the right path forward.

    SpringerXD, if we have not fully answered your question or you have additional questions, please reply to this email or call us at 1-800-966-6546. We are available to assist you from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM CDT, Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM CDT, Saturday and Sunday.

    Sincerely,
    Walmart Customer Care
    I generally try to not explode on anyone, but I was already in a bad mood, so I told them:

    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD
    I see. So in other words, you're pandering to the politicians by removing ammo from your search engine. This serves no useful purpose for anyone except to be politically correct for the leftists who want to destroy the 2nd Amendment.

    Whatever. I'll buy my ammo and everything else in another store from now on and you can "strike the right balance" all you want.
    They sent back a pretty generic response. I have a feeling that Walmart will soon be out of the guns and ammo business.
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    Hated going there in the first place. I'll go even more out of my way to avoid it now.

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    We have had ongoing conversations with the Administration, Congress, Mayor Bloomberg’s office
    I find the above quote you received interesting.
    Why is Walmart in communication with the Bloomberg people?..or the president's office?
    Since when does federal or state politics dictate to private enterprise?

    Interesting as well that you are from the Southeast, yet the letter references Bloomberg?

    My questions above are of course easily answered by any reasonable person.

    According to the Federal Gun Control Act, it is against the law to sell guns via the Internet.
    Walmart doesn't even understand the law.
    Any Walmart that sold firearms was a FFL. Guns are never shipped to the customer; they would be shipped to Walmart.

    The response you received from Wally World is revealing. It clearly indicates what many of us suspected following Newtown in that Walmart has been in secret back room
    discussions with the fed.

    This is yet further evidence that retail establishments are being forced to march lock step with the current socialist regime.
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    Unfortunately, I've seen this coming. I suspect Walmart will only be selling ammunition for the firearms they sell ie: shotgun shells, .22's, sporting rifle rounds. I bet they will discontinue handgun ammunition because they dont sell handguns. Not in the Walmarts I go to anyway. It's a shame too, Walmart sells ammo at a lower cost for decent ammo. Thats one thing about them, they atleast sell decent ammo when its available.
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    Not sure I would take what a CUSTOMER SUPPORT REP says from wal-mart seriously.
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    Not sure if Walmart will stop selling firearms, unless they are not able to, by law. I saw where Walmart is now the #1 Firearms seller in America. Obviously this is due to shotguns, and possibly small rifles, but still, quite interesting. If they're the number one seller in America, then I doubt they'll quit selling them. Maybe limiting the options, but not out all together.

    Just my $0.02

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    I continue to purchase pistol and rifle ammuntion at the local Walmart in Independence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RightsEroding View Post
    I find the above quote you received interesting.
    Why is Walmart in communication with the Bloomberg people?..or the president's office?
    Since when does federal or state politics dictate to private enterprise?
    About since always. How do you think WM got an airport in out of the way Springdale, Arkansas?
    How do you think defense contractors get billions in contracts?

    And, money is speech, according to Citizens United. The store is free to work with politicians in any way
    they see fit-- to promote their (the store's) agenda.
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    I haven't seen any ammo on Walmarts website either,but,to me its no big thing.Rather go to one than order online,if i can

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    Re: I e-mailed Walmart and I DON'T like the response

    Working in retail, when there are huge supply issues generally they will only make items available in store. If they allowed on line purchasing, you would never see ammo in stores. It is all the same inventory in the same wharehouses. Considering the entire popluation of america shops in walmart once a week, imagine if it was available online... Not that it is readily available in the stores it is available however. This makes it so lower volume store in rural areas can still receive stock.

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    I will assure that if Walmart stops selling firearms it will hurt their bottom line. The only reason my wife can get me to go to Walmart is so I can see what their ammo and gun stock looks like. Since have pretty much just been having the same ole lame stuff I have lost interest in going to Walmart. It is not me boycotting Walmart as much as they are looseing my interest. I am not saying it is related, but take a look at all the stores that used to sell guns, Sears, J.C. Pennys, Western Auto. They all seem to be struggling a little bit more now that they have gotten out of the gun business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poorcupcake View Post
    Working in retail, when there are huge supply issues generally they will only make items available in store. If they allowed on line purchasing, you would never see ammo in stores. It is all the same inventory in the same wharehouses. Considering the entire popluation of america shops in walmart once a week, imagine if it was available online... Not that it is readily available in the stores it is available however. This makes it so lower volume store in rural areas can still receive stock.

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    Hello Poorcupcake, That is a very valid point about supply. However then they should have said that!
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    Walmart has rolled over and is drinking kook-aid from the liberal cup. Express you disappointment with you spending dollars!!!
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    Re: I e-mailed Walmart and I DON'T like the response

    Quote Originally Posted by rutcrazed View Post
    Hello Poorcupcake, That is a very valid point about supply. However then they should have said that!
    Ya I agree completly, I see it as a simple answer not sure why they just dont say so upfront.

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