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Walmart requesting no one open carry in stores

FreedomVA

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Well ill havr to pick up a bef frame in a couple of days at the cannonsburg walmart. I will open carry. If they are dumb enough to ask me to take my gun to the car I will simply tell them to bring my paid for merchandise out to me and never return.

But I will not disarm as they have no authority to disarm me , period.

just put on your T-shirt and you'll be OK
 

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JTHunter2

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You can also add CVS to the other chain stores that are "knuckling under". This applies even in those states where OC is legal.
 

Ghost1958

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The odd thing is, until the 90s, concealing a weapon was, considered the method of carry for criminals. Hence OC being legal with no permit etc required a the majority of states.

Concealed carry still is THE method of carry in the criminal world.

But business owners , CEOs , etc are so removed from the real world that they will react to the loud but tiny minority of sheep who bleat in panic at the sight of a holstered sidearm.
 

hammer6

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react to the loud but tiny minority of sheep who bleat in panic at the sight of a holstered sidearm.
Who would that be? Cuz I never, ever, hear someone attacking "open carry". I hear them attacking gun ownership and purchasing.
 

mnrobitaille

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The following is Walmart's new Corporate Policy:

"Firearms and Ammunition Guidelines
Walmart has a long heritage as a company of serving hunters and sportsmen and women. Our focus has always been to do so responsibly, including taking many measures that go beyond what’s required by law.

Where We Sell Firearms and Ammunition
Walmart sells firearms in approximately half of our U.S. supercenter stores. While we are not the largest volume firearms seller in the United States, we do serve many areas of the country where there is a concentration of hunters and sportsmen/women.

Items We Sell
Walmart sells long guns for hunting and sport shooting, including shotguns, single-shot hunting rifles and light sporting rifles, as well as BB and pellet guns.

Items We Don’t Sell
Walmart does not sell military-style rifles, such as the AR-15, or any type of AR-15 accessory, including bump stocks and high-capacity magazines. These items are also listed on our prohibited items list for online marketplace sellers. We have a process to monitor our eCommerce marketplace and help ensure our policies are applied.

As of September 2019, we have discontinued the sale of:

  • handguns, which were previously sold only in our Alaska stores
  • ammunition for handguns
  • ammunition for short-barrel rifles 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
  • ammunition like the .300 Blackout, 7.62x.39 and .224 Valkyrie
Who Can Buy Firearms and Ammunition at Walmart
In February 2018, we announced our decision to sell firearms and ammunition only to individuals who are 21 and older.

Walmart only sells a firearm after receiving a “green light” on a background check. This goes beyond federal law, which only requires the absence of a “red light” after a three-business day waiting period. We require a “green light,” regardless of the time period.

Selling Firearms Responsibly
Walmart takes steps above and beyond what is required by law to sell firearms in a responsible way, including:

  • videotaping the point of sale for firearms;
  • allowing only select associates who have passed a criminal background check to sell firearms;
  • conducting regular associate training;
  • performing inventory audits; and
  • securing firearms in a locking case, among other important measures.
Walmart associates who are authorized to sell firearms are specifically trained on all firearm policies and procedures. Associates who fail to follow the policies and procedures are subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

Walmart is a charter member of the Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership, organized by Walmart and Everytown for Gun Safety.

We have committed to work alongside other retailers to make the overall industry safer, including sharing our own best practices. This system navigates tens of millions of possible combinations of federal, state and local laws, regulations and licensing requirements that come into effect based on where a firearm is sold and who is purchasing. We hope that freely sharing this information will help more retailers sell firearms in a responsible, compliant manner.

Open Carry of Firearms
Motivated by our desire to create a safe environment in our stores and clubs, we request that customers no longer openly carry firearms into Walmart or Sam’s Club locations in states where open carry is permitted – unless they are authorized law enforcement. As of September 2019, we are working to create and display new signage to help communicate this policy.

We will continue to follow state and local laws regarding concealed carry permit holders.

Last updated: September 3, 2019"

The portion underlined & bolded states that Walmart is in league/cahoots with Michael Bloomberg.
 

Ghost1958

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Who would that be? Cuz I never, ever, hear someone attacking "open carry". I hear them attacking gun ownership and purchasing.
Wal-Mart ,CVS, Walgreens, Costco, and I could go on and on with the c.c. only in our stores crap.
 

hammer6

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The following is Walmart's new Corporate Policy:

"Firearms and Ammunition Guidelines
Walmart has a long heritage as a company of serving hunters and sportsmen and women. Our focus has always been to do so responsibly, including taking many measures that go beyond what’s required by law.

Where We Sell Firearms and Ammunition
Walmart sells firearms in approximately half of our U.S. supercenter stores. While we are not the largest volume firearms seller in the United States, we do serve many areas of the country where there is a concentration of hunters and sportsmen/women.

Items We Sell
Walmart sells long guns for hunting and sport shooting, including shotguns, single-shot hunting rifles and light sporting rifles, as well as BB and pellet guns.

Items We Don’t Sell
Walmart does not sell military-style rifles, such as the AR-15, or any type of AR-15 accessory, including bump stocks and high-capacity magazines. These items are also listed on our prohibited items list for online marketplace sellers. We have a process to monitor our eCommerce marketplace and help ensure our policies are applied.

As of September 2019, we have discontinued the sale of:

  • handguns, which were previously sold only in our Alaska stores
  • ammunition for handguns
  • ammunition for short-barrel rifles 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
  • ammunition like the .300 Blackout, 7.62x.39 and .224 Valkyrie
Who Can Buy Firearms and Ammunition at Walmart
In February 2018, we announced our decision to sell firearms and ammunition only to individuals who are 21 and older.

Walmart only sells a firearm after receiving a “green light” on a background check. This goes beyond federal law, which only requires the absence of a “red light” after a three-business day waiting period. We require a “green light,” regardless of the time period.

Selling Firearms Responsibly
Walmart takes steps above and beyond what is required by law to sell firearms in a responsible way, including:

  • videotaping the point of sale for firearms;
  • allowing only select associates who have passed a criminal background check to sell firearms;
  • conducting regular associate training;
  • performing inventory audits; and
  • securing firearms in a locking case, among other important measures.
Walmart associates who are authorized to sell firearms are specifically trained on all firearm policies and procedures. Associates who fail to follow the policies and procedures are subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

Walmart is a charter member of the Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership, organized by Walmart and Everytown for Gun Safety.

We have committed to work alongside other retailers to make the overall industry safer, including sharing our own best practices. This system navigates tens of millions of possible combinations of federal, state and local laws, regulations and licensing requirements that come into effect based on where a firearm is sold and who is purchasing. We hope that freely sharing this information will help more retailers sell firearms in a responsible, compliant manner.

Open Carry of Firearms
Motivated by our desire to create a safe environment in our stores and clubs, we request that customers no longer openly carry firearms into Walmart or Sam’s Club locations in states where open carry is permitted – unless they are authorized law enforcement. As of September 2019, we are working to create and display new signage to help communicate this policy.

We will continue to follow state and local laws regarding concealed carry permit holders.

Last updated: September 3, 2019"

The portion underlined & bolded states that Walmart is in league/cahoots with Michael Bloomberg.

Defiantly open carry, loudly.
 

BB62

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"David Amad, a gun rights activist and the vice president of Open Carry Texas, is not especially bothered by Walmart’s recent announcement that it is “respectfully requesting” that customers not openly carry guns into its stores.

Mr. Amad said many of his group’s 38,000 members had carried their guns openly into Walmart stores since the retailer made the policy public last Tuesday. None have been asked to leave. ..."



P.S. - Now Aldi has gotten on the bandwagon
 

CJ4wd

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There goes affiliates harris teeters & fred meyer & safeway & frys & smiths & king soopers ad nauseam
According to the news last night, you won't have to worry about Fred Meyer. They have filed for bankruptcy (Chap. 11 ?) and have already closed over 200 stores.
 

KBCraig

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I've noticed that every one of these major chains uses the same verbiage: they "request" that people not OC, but they're not actually banning OC or CC.

There's another large chain that just issued the same statement, but their policy remains the same as it was before. They won't stop anyone for OCing or request that they leave. If someone appears to be a threat, they'll be handled the same as anyone else who shows threatening behavior.

Because I was made privy to an internal document, I won't disclose the company for obvious reasons.
 

BB62

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I've noticed that every one of these major chains uses the same verbiage: they "request" that people not OC, but they're not actually banning OC or CC. ...
I think that's going to be the key for all of the places that have made "requests" - what the guidelines are for management to handle OCers.

So the most recent requests have been made by Walmart, Kroger, Meijer, Wegmans, Aldi, CVS, & Walgreens. I think that's everybody.
 
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