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    Walmart?

    I live in Radcliff and go to walmart 2-3 times a week and I prefer to oc every chance I can but I feel like walmart would be a bad place and I don't wanna leave my carry in the car. You guys think I'll have problems at walmart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley99 View Post
    I live in Radcliff and go to walmart 2-3 times a week and I prefer to oc every chance I can but I feel like walmart would be a bad place and I don't wanna leave my carry in the car. You guys think I'll have problems at walmart?
    There are thousands of threads about Walmart on OCDO. Walmart is one of the best places to OC for the first time because of how many different kinds of people you will be around. Walmart follows all state and local laws. You should not encounter any problems. If you do talk directly to the store manager. Don't take crap from the lower employees.

    I OC in Walmart a couple times a week. I even buy ammo for my carry gun while I'm carrying. The old man has no problems with my carry and even strikes up conversations with me about shooting.

    You will be fine. Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SigGuy23 View Post
    There are thousands of threads about Walmart on OCDO. Walmart is one of the best places to OC for the first time because of how many different kinds of people you will be around. Walmart follows all state and local laws. You should not encounter any problems. If you do talk directly to the store manager. Don't take crap from the lower employees.

    I OC in Walmart a couple times a week. I even buy ammo for my carry gun while I'm carrying. The old man has no problems with my carry and even strikes up conversations with me about shooting.

    You will be fine. Carry on.
    Well that's great to hear. Thanks for your feed back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley99 View Post
    Well that's great to hear. Thanks for your feed back.
    You're welcome.

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    Walmart does allow managers to prohibit carry if they choose to do so. If a manager asks you to leave, then leave, if you dont they can arrest you for trespassing. Walmart has no official policy on firearms, therefore if your allowed to carry you can do so, unless the manager says no of course.

    Isn't there anywhere you can buy your ammo locally? I despise giving my money for firearm related activities to Hillary Clinton and her band of gangsters. I prefer local shops, your not giving money to someone who hates our gunrights, and your helping the little guy. If you buy a firearm at walmart, they don't even allow you to walk with it to the door. A manager walks you outside and hands you the firearm! Like if you were buying it to shoot the place up you couldn't just load in the parking lot and go back inside. I'm fairly certain they won't let you buy ammo and a firearm at the same time as well. That tells me what they really think of our gunrights.

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    Easy for you to say glockster, you have plenty of places to buy ammo. Most of us only have a walmart close by.

    Edit: But I do agree with you, I always buy ammo at borders when I have the money to do it and I am in ashland.
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    Walmart is by far the cheapest place to get ammo. So I buy there out of necessity.

    Honestly, it is rather silly to derby yourself a bargain on ammo, because you do not agree with their stance, all the while shopping there for everything else.

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    That is all I buy there on a regular basis. I don't go there mostly because they don't welcome my gun, but at food city they welcomes me and my firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    Walmart is by far the cheapest place to get ammo. So I buy there out of necessity.

    Honestly, it is rather silly to derby yourself a bargain on ammo, because you do not agree with their stance, all the while shopping there for everything else.

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    Absolutely incorrect. Have you ever heard of cheaper than dirt, sportsmans wharehouse, and many other online retailers? Can I not be entitled to my own opinion? I absolutely do not agree with their stance! They would do away with my RKBA, yet they expect to make money off of that right? No thank you! I will spend my money elsewhere.

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    Walmart is gun friendly most generally. Managers do have the authority to ask you to leave, but usually it is quickly remedied with a communication with their corporate office.

    I buy my self defense ammo from local shops because Walmart doesn't carry good SD ammo and ordering it online is cost prohibitive with shipping.

    I usually order target/plinking ammo online by the case so I don't have to pay tax.

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    I'm curious, have you ever called corporate on a store, and if you have what did they say? I've emailed them, and the response was exactly what I have said here. "we have no policy on firearms being carries by customers, but being private property, wal-mart managers have the authority to ban carry in stores they manage."

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    Quote Originally Posted by KYGlockster View Post
    I'm curious, have you ever called corporate on a store, and if you have what did they say? I've emailed them, and the response was exactly what I have said here. "we have no policy on firearms being carries by customers, but being private property, wal-mart managers have the authority to ban carry in stores they manage."
    No, but I have purchased a rifle there once. A remington model 700, the very definition of an "assault rifle" (they have been used in war for many years. Don't argue with me), they carried it to the front door like I would use it to shoot up the place (they just did a background check on me). That was, and is, the last time I will purchase a firearm from walmart. They really don't have agreeable firearms policies and they don't seem to ever put anyone knowledgeable back there.

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    Cool

    I live in south eastern Kentucky in Floyd County. I always open carry at all the Walmart's in my area with no problem. I've carried in Prestonsburg, Pikeville, and Paintsville Walmart and not once did anyone say anything to me. I even contacted Walmart corporate office to see if they had a policy on people carrying in stores.

    Here is my reposonce from Walmart Stores Inc:

    Thank you for your message.

    There is no policy against customers carrying their handgun in our stores as long as he/she is legally permitted by their state to carry the handgun.

    As a private property owner, Walmart has the authority to ask customers to remove their handgun or leave the store on a case-by-case basis if customers or Walmart associates express concerns about the handgun.

    For more information or further assistance, please contact your local stores management for assistance.


    Sincerely,
    Walmart Customer Care


    For further correspondence regarding this issue, please reply to this email.

    My original message to Walmart below:

    ----Your Original Comments Were----

    I am a long time loyal customer of your company and I was hoping for some information regarding Walmart's corporate policy on carrying firearms in their stores. I live in the state of Kentucky where it is legal to openly carry ones firearm without permit. I have not had any issues so far in any of your stores here in the state. I open carry on a regular basis for protection. Also stating from the Kentucky State Constitution Bill of Rights and I quote, "Rights of life, liberty, worship, pursuit of safety and happiness, free speech, acquiring and protecting property, peaceable assembly, redress of grievances, and bearing arms. Also in section 1, paragraph 7 of the bill of rights and I quote, "The right to bear arms in defense of themselves and of the State, subject to the power of the General Assembly to enact laws to prevent persons from carrying concealed weapons." (unquote) I have heard that your policy is to follow state law according to the state in which your stores are located, but I am wanting to be 100% sure. Could you send me a copy of your company's corporate policy on this matter. Thank you so very much for your cooperation.
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    That is word for word the response I received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 09jisaac View Post
    No, but I have purchased a rifle there once. A remington model 700, the very definition of an "assault rifle" (they have been used in war for many years. Don't argue with me), they carried it to the front door like I would use it to shoot up the place (they just did a background check on me). That was, and is, the last time I will purchase a firearm from walmart. They really don't have agreeable firearms policies and they don't seem to ever put anyone knowledgeable back there.
    The last rifle i bought from Wal-mart they not only escorted me out with it, they also encased the box with so much tape that the rifle had to be extracted from the box. they also have a bunch of their own forms that they fill out and then a manager has to ok everything after the background check is completed. Wal-mart turnes it into about a 2 hr process , where as a regular dealer can do it in 15 min. or less
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmhrr View Post
    The last rifle i bought from Wal-mart they not only escorted me out with it, they also encased the box with so much tape that the rifle had to be extracted from the box. they also have a bunch of their own forms that they fill out and then a manager has to ok everything after the background check is completed. Wal-mart turnes it into about a 2 hr process , where as a regular dealer can do it in 15 min. or less
    I agree the last gun i bought at wal mart was a savage markII, i bought it last year and it took about 1hr to get the gun in my hands. the manager was a little slow about coming to the back and checking everything, if he had come when called i'd been out in 20min. but they take their time. if it wasn't for the savings i wouldn't get my long guns from wal mart but being on a budget i have no choice. however the difference in the price of ammo is small so i get it from my local gun shop as well as my handguns.

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    I had this same conversion many times in the past as well. Someone at one point had even gone so far as to directly call Wal-Mart's Market Office AKA Corporate. The caller had left a message about this issue and they had returned their call and left their reply opn their answering machine. That reply was originally in the OCDO forum in the form of an MP3 file.

    Somewhere on one of my backup drives, I have that MP3 file but for the answer, they simply stated that they (Wal Mart) follow the laws of the states in which they operate.

    Once I can locate that file, I'll be more thatn happy to upload it here.

    As for personal experience, I've never really encountered any negative issues with Wal Mart in reference to OC.
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