Wal-Mart Runs Out of Semi-Automatic Rifles

Wal-Mart stores in five states have run out of semi-automatic rifles following the Sandy Hook massacre.


With President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay (EBAY) and semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) locations.

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said yesterday that it would continue to sell guns, including rifles like the one used at Newtown, where 26 people, most of them children, were killed on Dec. 14. By contrast, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS) suspended sales of similar guns at its more than 500 stores.

Searches of five kinds of semi-automatic rifles on Wal- Mart’s website showed them to be out of stock at stores in five states, including Pennsylvania, Kansas and Alabama. Wal-Mart doesn’t sell guns online, instead asking customers to input a zip code to see if their local store carries a specific weapon.

“We remain dedicated to the safe and responsible sale of firearms in areas of the country where they are sold,” David Tovar, a spokesman for Wal-Mart, said yesterday. He didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on this story.

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  • bigkahuna

    If they run out I am sure Obama can send you a few from his stash.

    I will repeat. When they ask why you need these guns Tell them you never know when you will be attacked by an Obama armed gang of drug dealers with illegally sold ASSAULT weapons.

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  • ★FALCON★

    The facts are the facts – Obama has sold more semi-automatic weapons based on his demagoguery than any other tin-pot dictator in history.

    His initiatives always yield the exact opposite of their stated intent.

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  • anti-bho

    He’s come back!, alive and well, living in The White House in D.C.

    Prester John – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


  • bg


    heard they pulled them off the shelves soon
    after the crininally insane shooting, oh well..

    September 14, 2004
    Updated: September 27, 2004

    they aren’t “assault weapons” anyways..

    [Machine Guns Still Illegal

    Contrary to what the ad clearly implies, any weapon that can fire 300
    rounds per minute remains illegal for civilians to own without specific
    clearance by the US Department of Justice.

    In fact, machine guns have been tightly regulated since the passage
    of the National Firearms Act in 1934, in the wake of the gangster era.
    Legal ownership of a machine gun requires an extensive federal
    background check, fingerprinting, signed clearance from the chief of
    local law enforcement (such as a county sheriff), a $200 excise tax,
    and weeks of paperwork. That was true before the assault-weapon
    ban was enacted in 1994, and it remains true with the expiration of
    the ban at midnight Sept. 13, 2004.

    That’s made clear in a question-and-answer document posted Sept.
    13 on the Web site of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
    Explosives (ATF), explaining the effect
    of the expiration of the assault-weapon ban:

    ATF: All provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA) relating
    to registration and transfer of machine guns . . . still apply.

    The fully automatic version of the AK47 — pictured and described in
    the ad — remains just as illegal as it was before the ban expired.]

    bit more at link..


  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Oh no! That picture!!

    It’s, it’s…..the dreaded ASSAULT RIFLE!!


  • They’re out???? 🙁

    Shoot! I waited too long to buy the kiddies’ stocking stuffers this year.

    Are they out of those flash-bang reactive targets too? (she says hopefully with a wistful look)

  • Sandy

    As long as Obama looks at violence in his myopic way and ignores all the other triggers such as a media which thrives on blood to get young people’s attention — then gun control will not solve the problem.

    Remember the news media’s mantra — IF IT BLEEDS IT LEADS.

  • Truth Teller

    Been to many gun stores over the past few days…the lines are insane and people are literally tripping over one another to purchase their share of freedom under Obama’s “leadership”.

    The politicians can create and pass any law they want. Last time I checked…Patriots outnumber Traitors by a large margin – thus nullifying their imagined ability to enforce their wet dreams.

    Patriots – the time is now: stand up, link arms, and resist with every ounce of energy you have. Just as freedom fighters of the past would chant…”we shall overcome”.

  • anti-bho

    Great article at American Thinker

    Articles: Lindisfarne To Sandy Hook: The Tragedy of Wishful Thinking


  • John Lee Pettimoore III

    Visited a local sporting goods store today. A lot of people are looking for an AR-15 to buy. This store didn’t have any in stock and didn’t know when it would. Was told if you have one you could make a profit on the sale.

  • serfer62

    Hey I thought the mass murder was about raising Taxes!!!

  • centra

    I am so fed up with this crap. Problem: shootings in GUN FREE ZONES. Solution: STOP having gun free zones. Let the gun permit holders carry. Or you could never let a good crisis go to waste like the Obama zombies do and keep having people be killed in gun free zones. God forgive the American people stupidity. Wow what a stupid, lazy people Americans are.

  • The Central Scrutinizer

    Barack Obama

    Gun Salesman of the year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

    Probably his biggest success as president.

  • centra

    His only success. Seal team six got Osama despite Obama.

  • centra

    How does the Texas Democrap party get off on calling for the killing of NRA members. Shouldn’t they be in chains by now????? It is a crime to get someone to murder another????

  • renee

    Next on the christmas list ar-15… Oh wait they are all out. Ok, bow and arrow then.

  • Mad Hatter

    Renee, you can get an AK-47 for about $450 to $600 depending upon where you go.

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  • UN calling

    Don’t worry… if we ever run out or can’t buy them here, you can always get a Holder Special, smuggled in from Mexico. Apparently there’s tens of thousands of them on the streets. Might come with a bit of Mexican children’s blood on them, but as Barack Obama says, dead brown children don’t matter because they can’t do jack to further his power grabs.

  • bg
  • NoResolution

    His remark about guns and religion plus his party squawking about gun control has literally backfired on his dictator ass. The more they cry about it the more people are gonna buy up the guns and then what? What’s he gonna really do?

  • bg



    Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts
    of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of
    violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the
    deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must
    not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

    The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in
    the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the
    National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the
    murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.

    In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how
    quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not
    a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am
    not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that
    they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe
    that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with
    Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent.

    I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was
    a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame
    lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind
    the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four
    nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

    Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
    Your words are empty air.
    You’ve stripped away our heritage,
    You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
    Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
    And precious children die.
    You seek for answers everywhere,
    And ask the question “Why?”
    You regulate restrictive laws,
    Through legislative creed.
    And yet you fail to understand,
    That God is what we need!

    Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind,
    and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up,
    we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and
    wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational
    systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges
    began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has
    happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so
    doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something
    as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look
    for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more
    restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private
    liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would
    not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can
    stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The
    real villain lies within our own hearts.

    As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two
    friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school.
    I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young
    person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999,
    at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not
    let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move
    into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates
    your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would
    point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to
    examine your own heart before casting the first stone!

    My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young
    people of this country will not allow that to happen!”

    Darrell Scott


  • “Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said yesterday that it would continue to sell guns, including rifles like the one used at Newtown, where 26 people, most of them children, were killed on Dec. 14. By contrast, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS) suspended sales of similar guns at its more than 500 stores.” TRANSLATION from commie LIBERAL propaganda to real language: WalMart didn’t bow at the altar of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, while DICKS did.