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Walmart freezes ammo ordering!
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Just got back from the Quakertown Walmart. the guy there told me when he went to order ammo, a message popped up saying there is a freeze on ordering ammo for all Walmarts. A disgusted manager confirmed this when she walked up. Sorry folks, if you don't have a hoarded supply by now, you're going to be SOL.
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#2
I thought the new laws were going to be on guns and mags, not ammo, so we didn't buy any. Shrug
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#3
We need to check our local WM's to see if this is true across the board. May be time to start writing corporate IF, IF, IF this is confirmed.

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If true, Didn't walmart just attend the meeting with the NRA and others at the White House?
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#4
This is the most recent news I could find at short notice:

Quote:Walmart’s On-Again, Off-Again Relationship With Guns


http://business.time.com/2013/01/11/walm...with-guns/

Quote:After initially declining to discuss gun policy with the White House, representatives from Walmart met with Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday as part of the Obama administration’s ongoing talks on guns and gun control. Walmart’s apparent reluctance may reflect the extent to which gun sales have become an important part of the retailer’s bottom line. But just how important are they?


Quote:Today, guns are sold at between 1,700 and 1,800 of the 4,000 outlets around the country, says Walmart spokesperson Kory Lundberg. At about a third of its stores, the offerings include “modern sporting rifles,” a term that refers to the type of semi-automatic rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.

Walmart doesn’t release specific gun sales figures, so it’s difficult to determine what share of total U.S. gun sales are made at the country’s largest retailer. But given its broad, national reach, Walmart is likely the single biggest firearms seller in the U.S. And lately, business has been good: Even before reports that Walmart had sold out of semi-automatic rifles following Sandy Hook, chief merchandising officer Duncan MacNaughton said in October that revenue from gun sales increased 76% in the first half of the most recent fiscal year, while ammunition sales had increased 30%.
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#5
I have heard reports that some calibers of ammunition have a backorder of a year. It may have reached the point that manufacturers just aren't accepting any more orders and it's trickling down. My sincerest hope is that all this BS legislation crashes and burns causing a glut of goodies on the market when folks cancel orders.
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#6
There are other reasons why ordering has been frozen. They may already have massive orders placed waiting to be filled so they blocked adding new ones. Their supplier may be backordered for an exceedingly long time so they stopped taking the orders. It doesn't mean Walmart will never carry ammo again.
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#7
If walmart was that opposed to firearms, why would they be selling ammo at all? If they understood the business potential, why have some of the cheaper ammo prices around?

Even with all of the politics going on right now, I think it is a supply issue and not a policy/business decision.
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Between my two walmarts I go to, they NEVER have any .22LR in stock except for shotshells. My Walmarts usually have a good amount of 9mm in stock, but .40 and .45 fluctuates. Ever since the election, you could forget about finding .223 at my Walmarts. On Friday I picked up 100 rounds of Winchester .45acp FMJ for $40 + tax.
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Quakertownrich;66515 Wrote:Just got back from the Quakertown Walmart. the guy there told me when he went to order ammo, a message popped up saying there is a freeze on ordering ammo for all Walmarts. A disgusted manager confirmed this when she walked up. Sorry folks, if you don't have a hoarded supply by now, you're going to be SOL.

Well, you can't buy what isn't in stock.
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rmagill;66577 Wrote:If walmart was that opposed to firearms, why would they be selling ammo at all? If they understood the business potential, why have some of the cheaper ammo prices around?

Even with all of the politics going on right now, I think it is a supply issue and not a policy/business decision.

Walmart carries guns and ammo for one simple reason. It makes them a lot of money. Ideals comes second to the almighty dollar.
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