2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wallyworld does the public right...


Article in The Wall Street Journal today about mega-retailer Walmart returning guns and ammo sales to hundreds of its store to get back predominantly male shoppers...

Here is the "teaser" on the WSJ page..

Wal-Mart Adds Guns Alongside Butter

Retailing Giant Resumes Sales of Rifles, Shotguns at Half of Its Stores in Effort to Be One-Stop Shop

BY MIGUEL BUSTILLO

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is quietly bringing back rifles, shotguns and ammunition to hundreds of U.S. stores as the hurting retail giant seeks to reinvigorate its one-stop shopping appeal and attract more male customers.

The world's largest retailer stopped selling hunting rifles and bullets at all but a third of its U.S. stores five years ago, citing diminishing sales. It is now restoring them to hundreds of locations, bringing the total to nearly half of its more than 3,600 U.S. namesake stores, as part of a larger push to restore "heritage categories" of merchandise such as fishing rods and bolts of ...

This is good. I, like many, often bash Walmart for its sometime predatory competitive practices and the way that they have done business....but how many times have I mentioned "Wallyworld" on this blog or gone there for ammo....lots. They may not have the best selection of "cool" or "tactical" rifles and shotguns, their ammo may be a buck or two more expensive than elsewhere, and their other wares may be more angled towards hunting than "tactical sport shooting", but they do offer me a choice. In some areas that may not have (or no longer have) "Mom & Pop" gun shops as a choice, Walmart may be the only place for them to get their firearm needs (scary but true).

Good for you Walmart.

Going to go "downrange" for a few days to do some "field testing" with the Posse, blogging will start back on Monday or so....

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