This is a discussion on OC activists in Texas are testing Walmarts resolve within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by mcp1810 Quite possibly. What it may come down to is a simple cost benefit analysis by the board. What will it cost ...
Walmart Makes $14.7 Billion in Profit
According to Walmart they account for 20% of all ammunition sales in the US. How much is that in total sales dollars? I'm not sure. But I'm curious to find out. Several hundred million? Does it cross a billion? During Obama's tenure they estimate we spent $17 billion on ammunition alone. So if I go by those numbers that's perhaps $400 million just off the cuff. So just by simply not carrying it any longer they are hurting their bottom line.
Add to that guys like me who will now go out of their way to not shop there unless they have to. Now if they don't go further and also post signs at their stores they risk really ticking off the SJW because their "ban" won't carry water in many states without them. If they keep it up they will have backlashes like this and will probably ban CC too. They are about to enter the nebulous mess of navigating "no firearms" signage and will need to do it properly in every state. Have fun with that, Walmart.
By taking this stand as they have it is a polarizing event, apparently even on this forum. Is this their "get woke, go broke" moment? I'm not sure.
(I emailed them back this morning, after I voiced my extreme displeasure yesterday of how they are handling OC. They responded with their blanket statement that they are ditching all handgun ammo and "short barrel" rifle ammo like the .223/5.56 of "military style" rifles like the AR. I pointed out that perhaps they should also stop carrying 243 Win and .308/7.62NATO since those are common calibers used in the AR-10 "military style" rifle...if they want to jump off this cliff I'm happy to give them a nudge if I can.)
If OC was really “ educating “ the public, then how could this be happening?
Ill tell you; fools making asses out of themselves and grossly overestimating their impact by their OC antics.
" Blessed is that man, who when facing death, thinks only of his front sight.”
“ Looking around doesn’t cost you anything; and it’s a healthy habit”
We get the government we deserve.
Why not just CC and be done with it....Making a point is gonna lead down a path that will cause carrying of any kind
to be banned....Then we will all suffer because of the actions of a small percentage of people who have a point to make.
Unfortunately there are many gun owners who will still shop at Wal Mart even though they know Wal Mart partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety just because it is convenient and they can save a few bucks.
My grandpa that passed in 1970 said it best, he didn’t say it clean so I’ll make this family friendly:
”If you stir poop it will stink worse”
Papa was wise, crowing around with guns right now with all the heat on is just stirring the pot. Not a way to be “Gray”, each to their own but I wouldn’t.
Edited to add: We are still boycotting walmart due to their rules and all the other places listed. Figured the money we would save at walmart would be spent on gas to get there anyway ~ no skin off our teeth were good without any of the businesses on the list. There are plenty of pharmacy’s too so cutting CVS is no prob either didn’t use them anyway.
Trust God always in every thing you do 🙏
UDC member, Rebels with a cause.
EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF
If I understand some of you correctly, the reason our God given right to self defense is being attacked is due to some gun carriers not hiding their guns? Do I have that about right? Its not about the control some want over us its those damned open carry nuts? Are you suggesting that hiding and playing nice will stop the all out assault on our rights? It may last a few more years maybe if we crawl in obedience to the sheeple and may even last my lifetime as I am 61 now. What about my kids and grandkids? Should I just tell them to shut up and take it until the end game is finally played?
We all know what is coming and I for one am sick and tired of 1,000 continuous cuts year after year. I say play it now while I can still play. Hiding be damned!