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by chasfm11
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22688

Re: Walmart has fallen!

parabelum wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:15 pm


Folks there are barely breaking minimum wage to support their own families. Why not just be discreet about it?
I get the passion, but dang man, why even go there?

The greeter and security folks have NO say in the matter whatsoever. The ol sayin...stop while you’re ahead...
I judged that inquiry as an attempt to see if Wal-Mart had really "put its money where its mouth is" and enacted a policy change versus just trumpeting about one to the media and not altering the way that it does business. I worked in a large corporation that had some interesting policies and worked hard to make sure that all of its management knew about those policies AND conveyed them to the work force. Not every company is as vigorous in the dissemination of policy. And, in some cases, it does take weeks and even months before any details about a new policy filter down to those that are expected to carry it out. I've never seen how Wal-Mart informs its managers so I won't speculate.

My editorial comment is that Wal-Mart has an overly generous policy of dealing with shop-lifters and thieves. In some places, they do seem to have security and will pursue shoplifters and in others, not so much. I cannot imagine them more vigorously enforcing a no-OC policy than they do policies against shoplifting.

I try to make a habit out of talking to Wal-Mart greeters while entering and exiting stores. One of them I believed knew me by sight as I did her. After OC was implemented, I paused one time and asked her if she had seen anyone carrying a visible firearm and she said that she had. I was most interested in her reaction and was curious to see if she had any specific instruction regarding OC. If she had been instructed, she didn't share it but said that she had her LTC and was happy to see people exercising their rights. I think that collecting information from others is not a bad thing.
by chasfm11
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Walmart has fallen!
Replies: 216
Views: 22688

Re: Walmart has fallen!

Oldgringo wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:54 pm
crazy2medic wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:18 am
The wife wants to grab a few things at wally world when I get off work today, I'll let ya'll know if they throw me out for open carrying!
Why poke the bear? Do you want 'em to put up signs that keep ALL of us from carrying?
:iagree: A part of me thinks that if they can make OC carry in all of these stores, the pressure behind this push to ban OC will try CC, too. We know that the gun grabbers and the people behind them are into incrementalism. They just keep chipping away at every opportunity.

That said, there is a fever pitch created by all of this and doing anything at all to keep it going or general an additional level of angst on the part of the public right now will likely be counterproductive. I always pray that we don't have any more mass shootings but we especially don't need another one right now. I don't think that the public attention span is all that long and if we can get a few weeks or even a couple of months with gun news in the news cycle, we can think about going back to broader OC. Until then, we have our collective guns pointed at our feet. Just my $.02 worth.

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