Discussion in 'Activism' started by jjadurbin, Sep 4, 2019.
Walmart in my area will net even sell pellet rifles.
Boycotting one item won't make a difference. The reason to boycott isn't because they do or don't sell guns but because they have jumped aboard the anti-Constitution wagon. A boycott is an act of protest, Walnut is just down the road from me, literally 5 minutes, but I go out of my way to not use them. Support local, supporting Walnut is supporting China which in turn supports Diane F(rank)einstein whose husband opened up China with her government influence. People, wake up, experts already say all the conditions are in place prior to 1861, we can avoid this outcome by not crossing that line in the sand saying, "No, we won't support your anti-Constitutional values."
Tractor Supply, Northern Tools, Harbor Freight, True Value, Ace and your Ma&Pa groceries easily replace Walnut (not an autocorrect) not to mention all the online stores.
Walnut drew a line in the sand, let them eat cake.
I wonder how hard those people have looked? It took me less than one minute just now to find glucose test strips for the same price that Walmart has the generic ones for. Free shipping. Walmart provides convenience for those who forgot or don't want to plan ahead. I've yet to find anything that they have the best price on.
I agree. Like I said in the other thread about this subject, for me it's not so much about boycotting Walmart (or other mega corporations who don't share my core beliefs) as it is about supporting businesses who I want to stay around. The money I spend at (pick your locally owned) gun store is far more significant to the gun store (or hardware store, auto parts store, etc) than the money that I don't spend at Walmart is to them.
Well! The gre8t announcement letter isn't even a week old, the ink's not dry so-to-speak, and, ppl are already looking for a way to appease.
There are ALWAYS other alternatives, and yes I hate to admit it on two points, 1)it may be that some ppl will still have to shop, if not only occasionally vs, routinely and 2) going somewhere else is a change. Change is difficult sometimes, learning what aisle the bread is on, oh my bread is $.35 more there, etc.
FREEDOM is NEVER ...free
There is a definite, rock solid alternative, easy peasey, lemon squeeze me...
The problem I have with a boycott (other than they don’t work) is where are you going to go?
I personally already avoid Walmart when possible, I grocery shop at the grocery store, I buy sporting goods from the sporting goods stood, etc
But their are many many things that are only sold locally at the Walmart.
But let’s widen the circle, if we really want to defund the anti’s we will need to boycott all anti gun companies, right?
So, you’re never going to the theater again, no you’re never going to watch a movie again.
For that matter you’ll never watch TV again, and you can cancel Netflix.
Can’t watch the news either, or even get any major news paper.
No Coke or Pepsi anymore either, and let’s not even get started on coffee houses. I work in the paper industry, and I’ll just say you may want to research your brand of toilet paper. I guess visiting any major city is out of the question, we know what they do with their tax money.
And it goes on and own, with more and companies intentionally going lefty political it’s going to worse, not better.
Singling one company out doesn’t seem right to me, and boycotting them all isn’t really possible.
My 2¢, which worth just what you paid for it.
A temporary boycott, long enough for them to see a revenue disruption, might make a difference. On the other side, I understand what you mean. Society as a whole seems to be against us. Not trolling, I have said it before, but I am getting exhausted of trying to explain the logic of our side to a group that is louder, but refuses to understand logic, only emotions. It looks to me like we are losing, and I don't see the tide turning, when the vast majority of the media, and a good portion of our representatives, are against us.
I guess it's all in how you look at it. I own a business and have kids, so researching all companies I buy from to confirm where they stand on political and social issues isn't possible due to time constraints, not to mention the fact that finding companies that agree with me on all issues is not possible. There are times, however, when choices to me are obvious. By way of example AMC Theaters does not allowed concealed carry where many other theaters in my area do. I go to the theaters which allow it. In the case of Walmart, as I stated before I'm not looking at my decision to stop shopping there as a boycott. It's a decision I made to not fund their anti gun push with my money when I can just as easily shop at stores which are not pushing for gun control.
We're the tobacco smokers of the 21at century. They will shame us into submission.
Once again, if you stop buying firearms, ammunition, or anything else gun related from Wal Mart eventually they will stop selling them altogether. Whether it hurts them financially is not the point. Getting them out of the business of selling firearms and ammunition IS.
The firearms related business they are currently receiving should instead go to those merchants who DO support our cause. Giving your firearms related money to a company who is actively hostile to our interests is well... stupid. Buy your underwear, groceries, and medications there if you feel you must, but why actively finance a company who is attacking your constitutional right to keep and bear arms by buying firearms and ammunition from them? Does this make sense to you?
Cut them loose and support businesses with your firearms related dollars who will support your firearms rights.
Since this thread is under activism, I’ll go that route. In some rural areas (& some small cities) Walmart is/was the only convenient place to locally buy ammo. As Walmart bows to leftist pressure, it hurts the citizens in those areas.
Here’s what I emailed to Walmart this morning:
“Following CEO Doug McMillon’s 9/4/2019 concession to leftist to cease sales of ammunition, I won’t be shopping at Walmart anymore. There are grocery stores that sell groceries, clothing stores that sell clothing, electronic stores that sell electronics, and sporting goods stores that sell guns and ammunition. If you at Walmart don’t make it convenient as a one-stop store AND you don’t support law abiding citizens rights, why would I shop there at all.
I know Walmart really doesn’t care about a single customer, but I’ll be following up to let you know how many times I chose to shop at your competition since otherwise you’d never know the consequences of your virtue signaling corporate decision.
I am sorry to say that I spent about $5.50 at Walmart this morning for a lunch salad, but tomorrow I’ll be shopping at the grocery that’s 1/4 mile down the road. That’ll be the last $ Walmart gets from me.”
The link to their customer service website is:
You’ll need to select a topic (like shopping at Walmart) and then select Email near the bottom of the page.
I contacted them at their email and received a form email in reply.
I can call too though. Might as well double up.
Does the grocery store ammo too? Just curious because most grocery stores don't. Shouldn't we also be mad at all the retailers who don't give us what we want or do we just get pissy with the ones that used to cater to us?
Voting with your wallet, I like that. Unfortunately, I started doing that with local ammunition years ago so can’t really start now.
I have at times bought local reloading components that I needed and took the brick and mortar hit because it was less than Hazmat, for what I needed. That said none of the Walmart’s around me sell/sold reloading components anyway.
Walmart will do just fine with their limited ammo sales. the big question is when will the democrats ban on-line ammo sales, and then add a large federal tax to regular mom and pop ammo sales.
That won't happen if everyone votes for their RKBA in 2020
Sad reality. The heft of a mans wallet is worth more in modern society than the heft of a mans gumption. I won’t say that I will disavow Walmart entirely because there are too many times in life when there is a need and Walmart is the only place open in the middle of the night to fill that need. I can say wholeheartedly though that Walmart has been moving in a direction for years that I have not agreed with and my choice has been to shop elsewhere when I can.
Walmart currently has the best price on a power tool that I will be purchasing in October. The tool is nothing special, a basic hobby grade wood lathe, but for a few dollars more I can get the same tool. Additionally, I will be buying supplies for the hobby and expect to spend at least as much on supplies as I do on the purchase of the tool. My loyalty lies where I buy the tool, and Walmart will not see that business either. Many Americans use firearms as a tool, farmers, police officers, homeowners etc. The tool is used to protect livestock from predators, the public from criminals, and our families from invaders or attackers. What is different about a firearm when it is considered a tool? Why should law abiding citizens be handicapped by a corporate decision? Why choose to sell tool A when tool B is refused?Will they stop selling gasoline and tires when they hear that child abusers and sex traffickers use automobiles for their crimes? Will they choose to stop selling beer when they read the statistics on drunk driving, spouse abuse, and domestic violence? Will they stop selling cigarettes when they read about cancer? No. This is a decision based on the good old American greenback dollar, and the political fiasco that they hope to incite with this politically charged move. Walmart is considered a low class establishment by many and this is a move to cater to those people and try to win some business.
cc-hangfire is correct, it isn't enough to just stop giving Walmart, or any retailer, your money...we have to put some more effort into telling them you will working to get family and friends to not give them any money and what competitor will be getting those dollars and then tell them we all of that and continue to tell them. I haven't been in a Dick's since their pronouncements against us and every now and then drop them a picture of the Academy storefront as I go there to do business.
Another factor that makes Walmart different from most other retailers is that they extract concessions from the community when they put in a store. Zoning and property tax relief are common demands from Walmart when they come into a community. Those are all our tax dollars and because Walmart is demanding concessions on them WE should not be treated as suspect or complicit in the acts of criminals. If Walmart didn't throw its weight around and demand concessions impacting our taxes we would still have the right to refuse to do business with them when they make offensive business decisions, BUT when they do it after using our tax dollars to profit their business we have the right to demand our local politicians cut Walmart off from those concessions.
On another note, Walmart is trying to compete in the same market Amazon currently dominates so we should not be terribly surprised when we see the company the Waltons started in Arkansas begin to behave like the mega corporation it has become.
This is what I sent in on the link.
Instead of a variety of threads running on Walmart's anti policy we'll try to have just this one stop for them.
Walmart didn't just stop selling handgun and some rifle ammunition. They're taking the money we spend there and using that to push for more gun control. The grocery store I shop at is not trying to take away my 2A rights while Walmart now is.
There are boycotts and boycotts. Here's one for you: https://nypost.com/2019/09/02/touri...lenews&utm_medium=inline&utm_source=applenews
I predict after the initial uproar, the Walmart 'boycott' and the TX 'boycott' will amount to nothing. Not that you shouldn't write and express your position but I'm looking that the real world outcomes.
Yep, they pretty much never go anywhere.
That has failed to work in Florida, even when tourists were being targeted for armed robberies and car jacking. In the 1990s all rental cars had 'Y' as the first digit on the license plate, signed by the state DMV.
HCI, tried to boycott Florida when the state enacted concealed carry and pre-emption in 1987.
Sent an email and will schedule more.
Also went in and told the local manager - Who I know and told him. Also told him and stated in the email I am a community influencer and will encourage others to do the same.
Separate names with a comma.