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


  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ 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!!


  • http://votingfemale.wordpress.com/ VotingFemale

    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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