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This is a discussion on Let's Talk About Hypocracy within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; Originally Posted by Slippy Great question and I believe that small Mom & Pop stores would open up in a big way. I would be ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Great question and I believe that small Mom & Pop stores would open up in a big way.

    I would be inclined to do so.
    Where Walmart is the behemoth, dollar generals are the buzzing gnats. Plenty of folks I know despise going into Walmarts, and do so only rarely. Those same folks, however, have no trouble going into a dollar general, fred’s, dollar tree and such. While smaller in size, a dollar spent at such a store is still 99¢ flitting out of the community, and straight into a corporate bottom line. Where Walmart stomped out mid-sized down towns, and locally owned mom & pop hardware, grocery and drug stores, dollar general parks their turds in the one-store-one-church-one-bar rural villages.
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    The bottom line for me in this whole Walmart deal is simply this - Walmart is a privately owned corporation, and as such is free to sell any legal product. Or not sell. That is their choice.
    I believe in freedom, liberty, and capitalism. Don’t you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marica View Post
    Y'all up north won't understand this- Jem probably will. Our local Fred's Hometown Discount Store closed, as have a lot of Fred's. Fred's was the rural southern version of a small Walmart-- making WM a last resort. It was a sad day.

    But it's an interesting question. What would happen if WM began closing stores? Rise of the Mom & Pop or some other gigantic corp? Hum. Odds are stacked against Moms & Pops.
    Amazon is replacing WM is many ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    The bottom line for me in this whole Walmart deal is simply this - Walmart is a privately owned corporation, and as such is free to sell any legal product. Or not sell. That is their choice.
    I believe in freedom, liberty, and capitalism. Don’t you?
    Not when they are a monopoly and openly infringe on Constitutional rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLion View Post
    Not when they are a monopoly and openly infringe on Constitutional rights.
    They are not a monopoly when it comes to weapons and ammunition.
    Now, when I can't hand my Visa card over to @Jem when I want a few boxes of 300BLK or another weapon (I never need the weapon but Jem is very persuasive), then there's a problem.
    If Walmart wants to get out of the ammo business, fine. It's not my go-to for guns and ammo. On the other hand, we'll have problems when we can't order bulk ammo from the internet.
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    If Wal Mart really believed in this gun issue, they would take all guns and ammo off the shelves immediately and eat the loss..
    But no, they are going to sell what they have and just not bring anymore in.
    https://corporate.walmart.com/newsro...-and-southaven
    ""Today, we’re sharing the decisions we’ve made that go further:

    After selling through our current inventory commitments, we will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber that, while commonly used in some hunting rifles, can also be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons;
    We will sell through and discontinue handgun ammunition; and
    We will discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, marking our complete exit from handguns."
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    I believe in freedom, liberty, and capitalism. Don’t you?
    I think we all do, the problem is that just because we believe in something does not automatically believe "Big Brother" is going to let us roam freely.

    Here's a fer-instance. I never take my personal CCW pistol off my belt, when I leave home the gun goes with me--you cannot schedule an emergency. So let's assume that my wife gives me a shopping list and I have to go to the local mall.

    As I innocently walk around in the complex I will enter and exit several stores, some of whom allow for CCW and many of those who prohibit that same behavior. Now, 'gray hair' is a great disguise, so I wander and dither and say "hi" to all the police officers I meet.

    I'm even thinking about building a fifth column entitled, "Fudds For Firearms." Lots of "F" sounds, don't you think? Strangely an 'F' sound is what I think of modern society...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    The bottom line for me in this whole Walmart deal is simply this - Walmart is a privately owned corporation, and as such is free to sell any legal product. Or not sell. That is their choice.
    I believe in freedom, liberty, and capitalism. Don’t you?
    I agree. They are free to sell, or not sell, what ever they choose. I think it was a chicken shit PC decision on their part, particularly in the manner in which they chose to implement the policy. I mean really, sell out existing stock before you stop selling? That's a real commitment to your values. But, it's their company and they can do as they wish. It is however, a telling indication of things to come in this country. It's just another step in the process.
    Last edited by Prepared One; 09-07-2019 at 10:52 AM.
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