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Walmart Sells Out Its Stock of .223 “Assault” Rifles

Written by Gary North on December 21, 2012

In five states, Walmart has sold out its entire stock of .223 semi-automatic “assault” rifles. (I have never heard of a “defense” rifle.)

I find this utterly shocking. What’s wrong with shoppers in the other 45 states?

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30 thoughts on “Walmart Sells Out Its Stock of .223 “Assault” Rifles

  1. Or 52 States if you use obama's 57 States.

  2. well, the pro-gun voices need to stop using the terminology the gun grabber do, such as " Assault Rifle".
    this plays into the change the opinion by controlling the verbiage.

  3. AMEN Junk Bin, my thoughts exactly. I thought those on OUR SIDE would know better.

  4. Paul Allen says:

    What’s wrong with the other 45 States? Their shoppers are probably experienced with the quality of Walmart’s merchandise. After the experience of owning a bicycle that came from there I’d be scared to buy a gun from them. What kind of manufacturing/Q&A shortcuts did the manufacturer have to make to get the price down low enough to get his merchandise onto Walmart’s shelves? Something to think about.

  5. The Liberals and anti-gun movement really crack me up. Mass murder has gone on since time began. People have been killed by just about anything you can wrap your hands around. But guns!!!! Oh my gosh, we need to put more gun control in place so it doesn’t happen again. Look you stupid unreasonable idiots, guns don’t grow legs and go around killing innocent people, people kill. There has been cases where an individual went into a school and killed numerous students with a knife. Now do you Liberal hacks want to band all knifes? How about baseball bats, golf clubs and water in a bath tub for some sick mother that wants to drown her children. How about we ban all vehicles due to parents driving into a lake to drown their children. How about we ban semi- trucks because some sick fu_k wants to take out a diner full of people and the list goes on. Wake up people, you fight fire with fire.

  6. IamaproudAmerican says:

    The other 45 states' citizens have bought out the guns in other stores. Our local Walmart doesn't sell guns, but we have several other gun stores and they are very busy.

  7. David Goetz says:

    Never Heard of a Defense rifle…? What !!! That is the Entire Idea behind the 2nd Amendment !!! As American Citizens we are supposed to be prepared to Defend and Fight for Our Country either from an Invasion (Japan knew better) or from a despot who takes over the Country !!! AR's and AK's etc started out as a Defensive weapon for Our Unorganized Militia (citizens) to use in case a Lunatic gets in the White House !!! I hope if the need arises No One in the U.S. Military (all branches) will NOT Obey an Unlawful Order given by a Demented Illegitimate Traitor in ANY Office !!!
    We Defend the Constitution and the American People !!! One Nation Under God !!!

  8. David Goetz says:

    Never Heard of a Defense rifle…? What !!! That is the Entire Idea behind the 2nd Amendment !!! As American Citizens we are supposed to be prepared to Defend and Fight for Our Country either from an Invasion (Japan knew better) or from a despot who takes over the Country !!! AR's and AK's etc started out as a Defensive weapon for Our Unorganized Militia (citizens) to use in case a Lunatic gets in the White House !!! I hope if the need arises No One in the U.S. Military (all branches) will NOT Obey an Unlawful Order given by a Demented Illegitimate Traitor in ANY Office !!!

  9. CAN ANY BODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT A ASSUALT RIFLE IS?I HERE THIS ALL TIME BUT NOBODY SAYS WHAT AN ASSUALT RIFLE IS

  10. BlueEagle III% says:

    Please share this information on your FaceBook page in the hope that other folks in the “I support the 2nd Amendment, but don’t want people to have AR15 rifles” crowd get a better real understanding of the issues at stake.
    If we don’t get these folks involved and on our side, the 2nd Amendment will eventually be completely eroded. There is so much misinformation put out there by the gun-grabbers and then repeated by the media. Let's take a moment to clear up some of that misinformation.

    1) Civilian AR-15 rifles are NOT the same automatic weapons the Military has. The military has fully automatic weapons. Civilian AR-15s in production today do NOT. They shoot one shot per trigger pull, just like a semi auto hunting rifle. I know often the when the media makes commentary they show B-roll video in the background of a machine gun shooting and spraying, but that is not how civilian AR-15 rifles operate.

    2) Civilian AR-15 rifles (or similar) has the same type of internals as your semi auto deer rifle. Civilian type "assault" rifles function the exact same way as deer hunting rifles. They just look different.

    3) Even the term “assault” rifle is gun grabber sensationalism parroted by the media. “Assault” weapons are fully automatic (select fire), and they have been heavily regulated since the 1930s, and civilian manufacturer has been completely outlawed almost 30 years ago!!

    4) ”AK-47s” have already been banned from manufacture from civilians, also almost 30 years ago. Again the civilian look-a-like rifles have the same type of semi auto internals as your hunting rifle. Different cosmetics, same type of mechanics.

    5) An AR15 (or similar) is NOT a “high powered rifle”. I guess it depends on what you want to categorize as “high power”, but these rifles shoot some of the smallest rifle cartridges in the market. Deer rifles are a LOT more powerful than any of these rifles. And soon the gun-grabbing crowd will recategorize your deer rifle as a “high powered sniper rifle”. That is how this political movement works.

    6) A hunting shotgun is a LOT more lethal in these close quarter mass killings of unarmed innocent people than any semi auto rifle. Anyone with extensive firearms training and experience will confirm that.

    The politicians know these new laws will NOT stop these types of mass killings. They even admit it! But they want to pass them anyway because it serves their greater mission of effectively neutering the second amendment. The leaders in this movement actually DON’T WANT these laws to work (even if they would) because when they are shown ineffective, they now have the political momentum to pass more ineffective laws, and grab more guns.

    This is all part of a broader gun grab, done slowly, in increments, over time, until the Second Amendment is just a bunch of meaningless outdated words on an old piece of parchment.

    When a sociopath chooses that shotgun or hunting rifle in the next horrific event, you are the legislature’s next target.

    The philosophy of “We need to pass more laws to stop sociopathic criminals from breaking our laws” is effective because most Americans are not really paying attention to these details. (Please read that line twice) Please help to educate the public with this information.

    Also it should be noted, the 2nd Amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting, fishing, competitive shooting, “sporting purposes”, racquet ball, swimming, camping, etc. The 2nd Amendment (and the entire Bill of Rights) is to preserve a balance of power between the citizens and their government.

  11. An assault riffle is a light to medium weapon capable of automatic fire. What the media and Obrozo mis-administration are trying to whip everyone up about are not assault rifles but semi-automatic rifles.

  12. check this out. THE DICK ACT 1902 this is a real eye opener.

  13. wildruff60 says:

    You can Bet your 'Last Money', that WHEN THEY come Rapping Down the Streets, Chanting"–Umm-Umm- UMM, -Barrack- Hussein- Obama," Confiscating ALL Gold, Silver, Guns and Ammo, and anything else they want, They WILLNOT go into" Brown Town"!! The Minority Recipients will get to Keep THEIR Weapons to Defend themselves Against the "EVIL WHITE MAN"!!

  14. Rabelrouser says:

    David, as with firearms being called "assult rifles", the word "militia" has been basterdized too.
    What most do not realize is that the congressional Act that was used to ratify the Second Amendment , The Militia Act of 1792, spoke not of firearms ownership; or the types of firearms that could be owned, but more directly, the requirement that every man between the ages of 16 – 60 be armed and regularly trained to be ready to be called to duty of defense of the nation. "That they present themselves bearing like weapons of the times" (direct quote).
    The founders saw firearms evolve through the years and become more refined, so this is why they stated "like weaons of the times".

  15. Rabelrouser says:

    The British came to confinscate the 3/4oz ball firing rifle that the British military were issued; that the colonist had gotten their hands on to be better able to protect themselves from the tyranny that the then king was imposing. So they came for the assualt weapon of the "times" The average colonist had only a rifle that shot 1/2oz ball and was only accurate for a shorter distance. In other words, they could defend themselves better with the newer "assault rifle".
    So the actions by our government are as if history is repeating itself.

  16. I think people are getting ready to fight we have let them rule us for to long Ovmit is trying to get us to fight aginst each other We need to stand together and fight this goverment that wants to take away are freedom and rule us with a dictator that is what Ovmit is trying to do and all his ass kissers are fallowing him so they can have powe to I dont think it will work out for them when we get ready all hell will brake loose they betterthink about that They will be the ones to loose big time

  17. I bought a rifle the Monday after all this happened. The purchase had nothing to do with the shooting. It was ordered the Wednesday before the shooting. Anyway, I looked at the rifles Walmart had and I just didn't like what they had and really didn't have what I was looking for either. I bought a .44 Magnum breech gun for primitive deer hunting. All in all, my local gun store is about the same price as Walmart, bullets too. There is less than a dollars difference. I might add, there is one guy at Walmart that knows a LOT about guns and fishing. Other than that exception, they just sell them. They don't really know a lot about guns.

    I bought mine at the local gun store. I just like the people more there. They will also order whatever gun you want without any fuss. Walmart seems to only order certain models.

    I might also add, I plan to buy a pistol at some point and get a concealed carry permit. The gun store guy said to come by and he would help me with any questions or paperwork. I'm not sure Walmart would do that since they don't even have handguns.

    While here. The shooting the other day is getting confusing. At first they said the kid used a rifle. Then it was shown that they took a "long gun" out of the trunk of a car. Then they said it was handguns but seem to be going back to rifle. Does anyone really know what the kid used? Did he use pistols or a rifle? As I said, there is video of a long gun but it looks like a shotgun to me but the video is not great either. Thoughts? Are they going back to rifle since it supports the anti-gun agenda?

  18. quantumdoc says:

    Walmart does not sell guns and ammunition in California. Perhaps not in other liberal/fascist states as well.

  19. IF, big IF, they could outlaw all guns, they would then turn to explosives. Imagine if you can, a Oklahoma City style bomb going off at a school. Can you imagine that? Think it can't happen. It has in Russia. The kids at Columbine had pipe bombs put didn't get the chance to set them off or they ended up not working.

    Another thing, fill a SUV with propane tanks and just do a drive through the front door and set it off when you get in. Explosion would be MASSIVE.

    As bad as guns are, it can be much worse. 26 or 27 people dead is bad but 100, 200 dead and even more injured is even worse.

  20. I don't disagree that the 2nd Amendment is about more than self defence. Is there any country on this earth that would try to invade the USA? Really? Think on that. If Mexico or Canada's military started to invade us, their population would drop big time. Every person they sent to invade us would go back in a body bag IF there is anything left to send back.

    We have 7 acres here. I'm a ways away from a border but still, if someone tried to invade this country, I'll defend my little 7 acres and help my neighbours too. If everyone else does the same, ain't nobody going to take this country without one heck of a fight and a serious death toll.

    I'm disabled but I can still shoot. Just give me something to get behind and then get out of the line of fire.

  21. Then why doesn't the NRA and other gun orgs use this law to get rid of more recent gun laws? I googled and it doesn't seem to others that this law does anything but support the National Guard.

  22. Liberty273 says:

    No such thing, progressive liberal poloticians made up the term. It was made up to demonize the rifles along with the citizens who own them. When the police or the military have the same rifle its called tactical rifle and combat rifle. Source comes directly from officers and those who served in the military. Think about it, who commits the attack or assult? the operator who is in control of it. When the airplanes hit the WTC and killed all those people who was in control?… the operators. So should we call airplanes ASSULT PLANES! of course not. Its not about the gun, its about an hell bent agenda to strip the people of their last line of defense frpom tyranny. This great country of ours has a serious moral problem and the media along with the self serving poloticians are trying to make it a social problem, clearly is not.

  23. You can bet ODUMBA wil leave his negro brothers alone ,,,,,

  24. I agree with this

    I think people are getting ready to fight we have let them rule us for to long Ovmit is trying to get us to fight aginst each other We need to stand together and fight this goverment that wants to take away are freedom and rule us with a dictator that is what Ovmit is trying to do and all his ass kissers are fallowing him so they can have powe to I dont think it will work out for them when we get ready all hell will brake loose they betterthink about that They will be the ones to loose big time ,,

  25. I agree with this comment posted above here ,,,

    British came to confinscate the 3/4oz ball firing rifle that the British military were issued; that the colonist had gotten their hands on to be better able to protect themselves from the tyranny that the then king was imposing. So they came for the assualt weapon of the "times" The average colonist had only a rifle that shot 1/2oz ball and was only accurate for a shorter distance. In other words, they could defend themselves better with the newer "assault rifle".
    So the actions by our government are as if history is repeating itself.

    Read more: http://teapartyeconomist.com/2012/12/21/wall-mart

  26. Liberty273 says:

    This will make you laugh….
    http://minutemennews.com/2012/12/crazy-alert-bloo

  27. An "ASSUALAT RIFLE " is a fully automatic gun able of firing a full clip with one pull of the trigger,,,,,,,,,

  28. WHAT DID YOU SAY ????

  29. Does anyone agree that odumba is stupid ???/

  30. How many people agree that odumba is a fucking fool ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,