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Last time I was in Walmart, all I saw were sporting and hunting weapons.

How are you defining assault weapons?
Posted by GermanSausage on January 10, 2013 at 4:41 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 2
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Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on January 10, 2013 at 5:14 PM · Report this
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@1 yup yup...I travel the country and often park at Walmart stores (they usually are pretty welcoming to truck drivers, unlike most retail stores). I don't think I've ever seen what I'd consider an assault weapon. Most are hunting rifles.

And, about this petition, I suppose it's all very well, but I doubt Walmart is shaking in its boots worrying about the Stranger's readership boycotting the store. They don't really strike me as the demographic.
Posted by Corydon on January 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM · Report this
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I wonder how many things there are that Wal-Mart is the largest retailer of, just by virtue of their being so huge.
Posted by Ben on January 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM · Report this
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I don't even shop at Walmart. I wonder how many of the rightgeous people who signed the petition do. So what's the point of signing it? To threaten Walmart that we'll ignore them harder?
Posted by floater on January 10, 2013 at 6:20 PM · Report this
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Wait, what's the association between assault weapons and the Virginia Tech shooting? He used a pair of pistols.
Posted by Russell http://lovinglyhandmadepornography.com on January 10, 2013 at 6:47 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 9
This might be the most stupidity-infested gun nut comment thread of any such thread Slog has initiated to date.
Posted by mikethehammer on January 10, 2013 at 7:01 PM · Report this
JonnoN 10
If you clicked the link, all your questions would be answered! 110k Stranger readers have signed so far...
Posted by JonnoN http://www.backnine.org/ on January 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM · Report this
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@10, I clicked the link and saw a semi-automatic hunting/sporting rifle.

Yes, it's black. Yes, it's got a plastic stock. But it's not any different than any other semi-automatic hunting rifle except for cosmetic features.
Posted by GermanSausage on January 10, 2013 at 7:23 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 12
You know what that letter reminded me of? The same letters that religious nutjobs send out trying to ban abortions. All emotion. All anecdotes. Zero convincing arguments.

Assault weapons sold aisles away from, (gasp), STROLLERS!

Oh sweet jeesus no! The children! No!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

(wrings hands, cries hysterically)
Posted by Urgutha Forka on January 10, 2013 at 8:44 PM · Report this
fletc3her 13
@8 The Virginia Tech shooter used semi-automatic pistols. One of the Columbine shooters used a fully automatic pistol. Both of these can be considered assault weapons.
Posted by fletc3her on January 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM · Report this
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@13, semi-automatic pistols are pretty standard and have been such for a long, long time. I've never heard of of anybody calling a semi-automatic pistol an assault weapon. That's a pretty ridiculous claim. The pistols used at Columbine were likewise semi-automatic. It's true that they also used sawed-off shotguns, but those were blatantly illegal. They took normal shotguns and sawed the barrels off themselves.
Posted by GermanSausage on January 10, 2013 at 9:13 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 15
@14

The SPD defines some pistols with certain features as assault weapons. I know what you're going to say -- the short version being, you, some guy on the Internet, knows more about guns than the police department. That's what makes you a blowhard.

Proceed with your gun geek cock wagging now. Show us how much you know. I know I can't stop you.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on January 10, 2013 at 10:29 PM · Report this
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@15 they do define some pistols as being assault weapons.

But it's a pretty retarded definition, having to do with cosmetic features, and not the actual danger of the weapon in a shooting scenario.

So I'm not entirely sure what you think your point is.
Posted by GermanSausage on January 10, 2013 at 10:55 PM · Report this
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I'd sign a petition that said "Walmart, stop selling"

Posted by michael bell on January 11, 2013 at 12:19 AM · Report this
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Actually petitions are stupid, I wouldn't sign one. It's akin to liking something on Facebook.
Posted by michael bell on January 11, 2013 at 12:22 AM · Report this
Nelson Bradley 19
Classify Walmart as a Hate Group.
Posted by Nelson Bradley on January 11, 2013 at 7:15 AM · Report this
Bill Freeman USA 22
Did these people really sign this petition? I'm calling shenanigans. Too coincidental that so many people signed that had friends and family murdered, but so few signed that did not.
Posted by Bill Freeman USA on January 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM · Report this
Bill Freeman USA 23
I sincerely hope that WalMart does nto cove to this nonsense.
Posted by Bill Freeman USA on January 12, 2013 at 10:18 AM · Report this
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Virginia tech shooter had a mental illness, Aurora shooter had a mental illness, Newtown shooter had a mental illness. I don't see the problem here being guns. Also he didn't just walk into the school, he broke in through a window. So all the "armed guards" talk is garbage. Why don't they put bullet proof glass in the schools?
Posted by drewfus429 on January 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM · Report this
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walmart stopped selling guns altogether a while back. haven't seen any guns in walmart in at least two years. when they did sell guns it was only bolt action rifles and pump action shot guns. these damn libtards need to stop the propaganda and get their facts straight!!
Posted by Annoying Apricot on February 26, 2013 at 12:16 AM · Report this
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walmart stopped selling guns altogether a while back. haven't seen any guns in walmart in at least two years. when they did sell guns it was only bolt action rifles and pump action shot guns. these damn libtards need to stop the propaganda and get their facts straight!!
Posted by Annoying Apricot on February 26, 2013 at 12:19 AM · Report this

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