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  •  Walmart could also stop selling guns and ammo (5+ / 0-)

    in the place that people take their children to buy toys and groceries.

    When they get rid of the guns, and pay their employees a decent wage, I might consider giving them business.

    Until then, I don't go there.

    •  Do you shop at Target? (0+ / 0-)

      New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

      by AlexDrew on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 05:51:23 PM PDT

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    •  Actually they are usually sold out of ammo. N/T (0+ / 0-)
      •  And they are always sold out of ammo... (11+ / 0-)

        Because the people who work in the sporting goods section know when the ammo is shipped in to the store, and inform their ammo-buying buddies of it so they can hurry on in and buy it up before it ever hits the shelf. This is not a guess, or speculation. My husband knows someone who works there, and he was told about this process. NOT for my husband's benefit though, because the Walmart employee involved doesn't know my husband owns guns or buys ammo. My husband went there to look for hiking/camping gear, and it came up in conversation about empty shelves and consistently out-of-stock items.
        We have eliminated Walmart from our shopping as much as we possibly can, which is difficult at best, considering we live in a small town where Walmart has run out almost every other shopping option other than a few grocery stores, pharmacies, a couple of "Dollar Stores" and the Goodwill. The next nearest large department store type shopping option besides Walmart is a 50 mile round trip. We do without some things, and buy as much as possible at grocery stores, the smaller "Dollar Store" type facilities, and wait for other things until there are several reasons to make the longer drive. I am disabled and cannot shop where riding type carts are not provided.
        I refuse to help support a company who cares absolutely nothing for its employees, sends them to taxpayer funded welfare programs to help feed themselves because their piss-poor wages can't possibly handle it, and obviously care nothing for their customers because they refuse to spend what's necessary to keep their stores clean, well stocked, well managed, and take good care of their employees which would increase experience and loyalty to the company. If they would take care of their employees, their employees would take care of them, and make their stores places where customers would be happy to go, instead of having no other options in so many rural and semi-suburban areas.
        And don't tell anyone they have other choices and can make different decisions - I have already explained the lengths we must go to in order to avoid them. Other folks may not even have those options, especially with transportation to other options. Not everyone can do what even we have done so far. If you don't live their lives, you can't presume to tell them how to live it.

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