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Anyone else heard a rumor that Wal-Mart in CA, and possibly other states, will no longer be selling ammo? They stopped stocking ammo at a local store here, when asked what was up the manager stated all "large urban city" stores will discontinue ammo sales and he said the next stage will be the entire state. What is going on?
 

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You know... that's just fine. I would like see the big box stores quit selling a lot of things they have no knowledge of and limited selection of.

I guess we'll just have to buy ammo and components from the local dealer.

BTW - I'm no dealer.
 

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Walmart has made some public announcements about this. They have stated that it is basically a market driven decision. In locations where they sell a lot of guns and ammo, they will continue to do so. In that sense, if a particular city is "pro gun" with a lot of hunters/shooters who are buying their products, they will continue to sell them. I know in N.E. Texas, where I live, they all still carry the same guns and ammo that they always have.
 

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RB said:
You know... that's just fine. I would like see the big box stores quit selling a lot of things they have no knowledge of and limited selection of.

I guess we'll just have to buy ammo and components from the local dealer.

BTW - I'm no dealer.
An often voiced, but defeating position. How does it help the cause of the shooting sports when ammo/firearms are severely restricted in there sales?
 

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TCBF said:
- If that is indeed the case, then I suppose L.A. will soon be crime free, eh?

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Good one :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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clayflingythingy said:
An often voiced, but defeating position. How does it help the cause of the shooting sports when ammo/firearms are severely restricted in there sales?
Wow, let me understand this: You think that if Wal Mart doesn't sell it (or chooses not to sell it)... the item is "severely restricted"?

I'm NOT there. The Wal-Mart's around me have closed numberous businesses where selection and service are pretty important. My local gun shop is just such a store. If they were to close because I saved a nickel at WallyWorld, I WOULD be restricted in buying the kind of guns I would want to buy.
 

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Here in MT,WY and the Dakota's I see ammo in any Wally World You visit. And generally they are THE cheapest,especially on shotgun ammo.

though I have heard that none of the hundreds of WW's in New Jersey sell ammo at all. Driven by the political climate and area sales I'd imagine.

FN in MT
 

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clayflingythingy said:
An often voiced, but defeating position. How does it help the cause of the shooting sports when ammo/firearms are severely restricted in there sales?
The cessation, by one retailer, of selling arms/ammo does not "severely restrict" anyone.
It may remove one convenient option..... but there are plenty more left.

Ever since some W-M's stopped selling guns, this "rumour" has been circulating. For some areas, it's not a rumour, but for others it is.
 

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No sales in Walmarts within L.A. City limits. Must go to the outskirts/ L.A. County.
Even that has limits. I live in the Palmdale/Lancaster area which is on one edge of LA County and at least one of the local Wal-Marts only sells the bulk pack shotgun ammo, no rifle or handgun ammo. Thankfully the one nearest me still sells everything, the alternatives for local purchase are way more expensive.

I think the biggest concern is availability of handgun ammo. I heard someone somewhere bought HG ammo in the store, went out to their car, loaded a gun and came back in to rob the place. I've also heard of people making ammo purchases being escorted to their cars
 

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I stopped at a Wal-Mart in Orange Co. CA yesterday, they had all rifle and hand gun ammo on clearance, said it was ammo taken from their Santa Ana CA store. The employee said certain stores are no longer selling ammo of any kind, guess it depends on the area. I was told this store will continue to sell shotgun ammo however. Wal-mart is the only retailer besides Bass Pro who has a reasonable price on shotgun ammo, sometime up to $2 per box less than the local gun stores. With range fees at $6 to $7 a round add in $4 to $5 for a box of shells and you can drop some dough real quick, so any reduction is cost is certainly helpful.
 

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I know a lot of Walmart stores stopped carrying guns but I wonder why they started to sell guns and ammo again at K-Mart? They stopped after Micheal Moore's "Columbine" movie but now they're back. Hmm?
 
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