Call on Walmart to end gun sales

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Unread post Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:08 am

Ledina60 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:19 pm
iamanon wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Ledina60 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:12 pm

No!
I wouldn’t want to know any guy who shops with guns in his belt !
Hunting once a year is fine.
Otherwise, people who carry guns or keep them in their cars or nightstands are losers. I
Ugh.
How do you protect yourself and your family if an armed intruder broke into your house in the middle of the day? Asking for a friend.
Lol
Yah , of course- because I live in a Ghetto where people forget to lock their doors and drugs and guns are being sold and stolen .... gosh if better be careful .

Nope.

I live in a peaceful, protected townhome complex where we haven’t ever been broken into.
I’d have a greater chance of being hit by a bus if I’m not looking.
Ummmm
Are you really that scared? Asking for a friend,
Smh, lol. Are you Josie Biden?
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Unread post Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:14 am

hockeymom87 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Momto2boys973 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:36 pm
And if you have seconds, you wouldn’t be able to get to your gun if it was properly and safely stored. Because you do know that the safest way to store guns is unloaded, locked and separate from ammunition. So please tell me how would a safely stored gun would save you when you only have seconds to get it?
hockeymom87 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:23 pm


They’re not defenseless if they have a gun. I have a big dog he’s what someone would meet if they broke in first after they got through the door. At that point I’d be able to get the kids to the closet in my room and my gun. I don’t want to have to wait for the police. Because when you have second the police are just minutes away.

But let’s some one just randomly get through your door what would you do? How would you defend yourself?
My handgun is in a fingerprint safe with the clip out and next to it. The clip is loaded. It would take me about 30-45 seconds to get from the door to the bedroom. The kids would get in the closet while I get the gun. We’ve practice before.
Magazine.
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Unread post Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:17 am

Momto2boys973 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:05 pm
LOL! Do you even realize what 30/45 seconds means? I mean most people throw the “30 seconds” thing as if that’s a nanosecond. It’s actually a long time for many things. Just try holding your breath for 30 seconds.

If an intruder gets into your home, gun at the ready (unlike you because it’s “safely” stored away), 30-45 seconds will do bupkes for you. And actually, if he realizes you’re going for your gun, or running to hide, he could shoot you in 2 seconds. It’s safer to tell him “help yourself” to all your stuff and move out of his way than it is to try to get to your safely stored gun. Most intruders want your stiff, not your life.

Seriously all of you gun owners, have you never seen duel scenes to realize that a second can make a difference? So what would 30-45 seconds do? What would you tell the intruder pointing the gun at you? “Oh, just give me just 30-45 seconds while I run to the bedroom to get my gun!! And could you just keep an eye on the kids for 30-45 seconds? I’ll be back in a jiffy!” Honestly, people actually pay more for Hulu just to avoid 30-45 seconds of commercials. 30-45 seconds is a loooong time.

So unless your intruder rehearsals (and seriously... where do you live that you need those?) include a chronometer to make sure all of you are out of a bullet’s range in under 3 seconds, you’re as vulnerable as anyone who doesn’t own a gun. But I guess that false sense of security gives you some peace of mind.
hockeymom87 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Momto2boys973 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:36 pm
And if you have seconds, you wouldn’t be able to get to your gun if it was properly and safely stored. Because you do know that the safest way to store guns is unloaded, locked and separate from ammunition. So please tell me how would a safely stored gun would save you when you only have seconds to get it?

My handgun is in a fingerprint safe with the clip out and next to it. The clip is loaded. It would take me about 30-45 seconds to get from the door to the bedroom. The kids would get in the closet while I get the gun. We’ve practice before.
I'll take my chances.

Signed, not an "assault looking weapon" owner.
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Unread post Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:26 am

29again wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:40 am
Purchasing a gun over the internet still requires a background check at the delivery point, which must be someone who holds an FFL. They do the check, and if you pass, you can pick up the gun. It's not like when you order a gadget off of Amazon, that gets delivered to your doorstep.
Momto2boys973 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Exactly. So obviously backgrounds check are useless. Just like putting a Band-Aid in open heart surgery. Just the illusion that something is being done.

And by using the guns he wasn’t a criminal. He was old enough to carry a gun, he just wasn’t old enough to own one (yeah, very logical 👍🏻😁) If the “background check” had included the people in her household that could have access to the gun and mental health being a deterrent to have access to a gun, she wouldn’t have been able to purchase one legally and she didn’t seem the kind to be so desperate to go and get one illegally. If background checks include checking social media and allowing for a waiting period of not 3 days, but of 3 months to see how the person is behaving, if gun ownership was limited to a certain number and types of guns and ammo, then maybe some of these incidents should be stopped. There’s no excuse why Stephen Paddock owned 24 legal weapons that he used to murder people in Las Vegas. ZERO excuses for that. Number of guns owned should be a red flag in any background check.

And, as I said, mass shootings are crimes so opportunity. If Adam Lanza, the Columbine kids, the Orlando club shooter, and the Virginia yech shooter didn’t have a ready access to guns, those crimes would most likely not have been committed. Seung-Hui Cho had a history of mental problems, even psychiatric evaluations for suicide threats and he was even able to legally purchase a gun over the internet. So again... how did the “background check” help there?
hockeymom87 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:20 pm

And when his mother bought that gun he didn’t have anything that would have came up to stop her from getting it. Him and other using guns that aren’t there’s shows that criminals(and if you use a gun that’s not your a criminal) don’t care about laws.
What if you find a private seller online and drive several states to purchase it?
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CockatooCrazyColt529 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:53 am
Ledina60 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:55 am
I’m in the USA and I think it’s ridiculous that Walmart sells guns!
In fact I didn’t even know that until just recently and it’s making me consider I should stop shopping there.
Pictures on “people of Walmart” is also a motivation to avoid it. Big gross guys with rifles slung over their backs - a few big women with guns too.barf.🤢
Momto2boys973 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:45 am
I don’t know if this is because I’m not in the U.S, but the thought that Walmart sells guns it’s just so ridiculous to me. I’m actually just heading out to Walmart myself, I was making my list and just the idea of going “milk, bread, ice cream, potatoes, pineapple, a gun and ammo, fabric softener, face cream, oh, and this month’s Better Homes and Gardens must be out!” is comical to say the least 😁
Do you remember Western Auto? Or the Sears Roebuck catalog?
No. Why?
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Ledina60 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:50 am
CockatooCrazyColt529 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:53 am
Ledina60 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:55 am
I’m in the USA and I think it’s ridiculous that Walmart sells guns!
In fact I didn’t even know that until just recently and it’s making me consider I should stop shopping there.
Pictures on “people of Walmart” is also a motivation to avoid it. Big gross guys with rifles slung over their backs - a few big women with guns too.barf.🤢

Do you remember Western Auto? Or the Sears Roebuck catalog?
No. Why?
Seriously?!

You don't remember shopping at Western Auto or looking through the Sears catalog? I find that hard to believe.
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CockatooCrazyColt529 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:56 am
Ledina60 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:50 am
CockatooCrazyColt529 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:53 am


Do you remember Western Auto? Or the Sears Roebuck catalog?
No. Why?
Seriously?!

You don't remember shopping at Western Auto or looking through the Sears catalog? I find that hard to believe.
Western auto? I’ve never seen one or heard of it.
That sounds like a “ guy store”.

I worked at Sears in two different cities but I don’t remember much about their catalog. I know my kids loved to write lists of things they wanted from the sears Christmas catalog though. Otherwise, I wasn’t into catalog shopping. I store shop. In the store shopping is much better.
Anyway- so?
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CockatooCrazyColt529 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:08 am
Ledina60 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:19 pm
iamanon wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:10 pm


How do you protect yourself and your family if an armed intruder broke into your house in the middle of the day? Asking for a friend.
Lol
Yah , of course- because I live in a Ghetto where people forget to lock their doors and drugs and guns are being sold and stolen .... gosh if better be careful .

Nope.

I live in a peaceful, protected townhome complex where we haven’t ever been broken into.
I’d have a greater chance of being hit by a bus if I’m not looking.
Ummmm
Are you really that scared? Asking for a friend,
Smh, lol. Are you Josie Biden?
Who is “ Josie Biden”?
I know of and admire Joe Biden..,
Smh
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Unread post Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:16 am

CockatooCrazyColt529 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:36 am
Ledina60 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Here’s a big guy with a gun - the kind I don’t want to shop with at Walmart or anywhere else.
http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/page/27/ ... %29endif-A
hockeymom87 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:41 pm

I know about people of Walmart. The have skinny mesh head looking people on it too. I was commenting on how you always seem to bring someone’s wait into something. That or their lack of education and the south.
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He looks ridiculous. Carrying like that could get him killed. All it takes is a guy, regardless of size, who's quicker to take one of those guns and pop him dead. Open carry is just dumb to me.

I get the feeling some people I know would terrify you, even though they are some of the most generous people with big hearts.
“ terrify”? No. After my long life , nothing much terrifies me any more.
But men ( or women) walking through stores with guns stuffed in their waistbands of their jeans will not earn my respect. They would make me SMH . I doubt that they’d have a big heart. Not with guns stuffed in their pants. Your world is based on wishful thinking.
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Unread post Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:23 am

hockeymom87 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Momto2boys973 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:36 pm
And if you have seconds, you wouldn’t be able to get to your gun if it was properly and safely stored. Because you do know that the safest way to store guns is unloaded, locked and separate from ammunition. So please tell me how would a safely stored gun would save you when you only have seconds to get it?
hockeymom87 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:23 pm


They’re not defenseless if they have a gun. I have a big dog he’s what someone would meet if they broke in first after they got through the door. At that point I’d be able to get the kids to the closet in my room and my gun. I don’t want to have to wait for the police. Because when you have second the police are just minutes away.

But let’s some one just randomly get through your door what would you do? How would you defend yourself?
My handgun is in a fingerprint safe with the clip out and next to it. The clip is loaded. It would take me about 30-45 seconds to get from the door to the bedroom. The kids would get in the closet while I get the gun. We’ve practice before.
Practice? That’s a siege mentality , unhealthy , negative . Overreacting.
I doubt you’d really be able to be that cool and that fast and efficient if an intruder entered your home. It sounds good here but in reality , you wouldn’t be that cool. You’d be scared . Scared of the bad guys...It’s obvious you’re easily scared just by the fact that you’ve got guns and practice for a shoot-out with an intruder.
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