UPDATE: CNS NEWS PULLED STORY – Report: WalMart not ordering more ammo until Gun Control decision is made


This is the problem when we get these idiots in office to start demagoguing about gun control when it doesn’t even address the problem. Now Walmart, reportedly, has stopped making ammo orders over the pending gun control decision which means there’s a whole market of ammo out there that just lost a huge buyer. If they don’t make a decision soon, I wonder how many jobs will be lost.

CNS NEWS – WalMart reportedly has stopped selling ammunition ahead of the Obama administration’s anticipated gun control recommendations to Congress — and uncertainty over what new laws may be coming.

According to the Investment Watch blog, WalMart Corporation will no longer place new ammunition orders pending “the upcoming decision on the Second Amendment.”

A customer stood with a WalMart employee as a call was made to the corporate office.

WalMart headquarters told the employee the following:

“As of right now WalMart is not going to be making any new orders of ammo because of the upcoming decision on the Second Amendment. As of right now we are unsure of what new legislation might be coming, and because of this, we are suspending new orders.

“We will continue to sell what is already in stock in stores and at our distribution centers, but any new orders will not be shipped until the issue is resolved.”


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  • Thanks Scoop.

  • Already saw this one coming… EVERY Walmart in a 100 mile radius (we’ve visited AND called!!) is “out of stock”. We (hubby and I) knew this couldn’t possibly be coincidence…

    And here we are.

  • colliemum

    Look on the bright side: the ammo manufacturers and dealers will now sell the stuff not going to WalMart to other gun shops, or sell it online – so there’ll not be shortage now.
    I hope …

    But do let WalMart know that their action has consequences. It’s called taking one’s $$$ elsewhere.

    • ….and ammo manufacturers will hopefully make a bigger profit since servicing a client like Walmart can actually cost money- This will just cost jobs in the short term, but hopefully the ammo manufacturers will find a new way to distribute their ammo.

      • aposematic

        I believe there is no doubt ammo prices will rise initally but may stabalize after redistribution is worked out. Oh, there’s that redistribution word again.

        • A couple of months ago, I bought a case of .223 for $280. It is $999 right now. The manufacturers are dealing with filling government orders that were put in prior to the private run on supplies. The last bits of stock are going away now. Who knows how long it will take for the market to stabilize.

          • DCGere

            Stocked up last August myself. Wal Mart completely out and prices have skyrocketed atthe range, too. Utter madness now trying to find ammo. Good job Skippy & Company. I don’t see it stabilizing for quite some time, unfortunately.

            • The thing that sucks is that I will shoot less until I know that I can get more. Everyone should have a minimum stock at home. When they get to their minimum, they have to quit shooting. I have five thousand of each primer, 35lbs of powder, and a couple thousand bullets for each caliber, and I am starting to think that may be what my minimum should be. I recently acquired the equipment to cast bullets, but haven’t done it yet. I have about fifty pounds of lead. Anyone who likes to shoot should consider reloading.

              • DCGere

                Concur. Limiting myself to once/month at range now, sigh. And just a couple boxes when I go. Not good…

    • Landscaper

      Lead: the “new” precious metal and more helpful than gold or silver.

      • aposematic

        Should have held onto all those little soldiers I played with as a kid.

  • TitaniumEagle

    Big government and the threat of regulations hurting the economy.
    Gosh, that’s a shocker. More “unintended consequences”, right?

  • Ray

    Hat tip to ABC. I have already posted this on my facebook page.

    • toinform

      You tip your hat to the most liberal of liberal media????

      • Ray

        Uh, ABC as in American Born in Canada. As he placed this info in another thread.

  • The mom and pops have gotta be loving this idiotic move. Does Wal-Mart realize that Congress can take a very long time debating an issue? Obamacare took nearly a year before it finally got rammed through.

  • I think this is like when Obama put a pay freeze on his federal employees. He had already given them a 3 year raise before “freezing” it for 3 years .

    I suspect Walmart already has a huge inventory of ammo and the statement was just to keep the liberal gun grabbers off their back

  • Farrakhan about Django movie: “preparation for a race war”.
    Millions of blacks listen to him.

    • MiketheMarine

      That’s ok, though. Try to hit something aiming in the gangsta style, pistol sideways and you’d be lucky to hit a building your aimed at.

      • And is a pistol really going to match up with a AR-15 from 300 yards? When I was in the Army, I hit that shot all day, even on moving targets.

        • MiketheMarine

          You get to stay in my fighting hole with me then. Yes the rifle is a much better choice. The Marine Corps saying is that a pistol is what you use until you can get to a real weapon. Meaning Rifle.

  • Sandra123456

    Dry up the supply of ammo, instant gun control.

    Put ammo suppliers out of business, instant gun control.

    • MiketheMarine

      Not so. I reload my own rounds.

      • Be still my poor heart…..:)

        • MiketheMarine

          AND I have a friend with the tools and materials to reload any caliber any style from 10 gauge shot gun to 9 mm pistol rounds. Hell, the guy I’m talking about has about a dozen cross bows.

          • So do we.

            • MiketheMarine

              Some how, I’m not surprised, Ms. Laurel.


              • I live in California…it’s the best way here. We saw the handwriting on the wall years ago.

                Besides got the equipment and supplies at cost since Daddy owned three sporting goods stores. 😉 Wouldn’t want to be foolish and pass that up.

                • MiketheMarine

                  Plus, if civilization crashes all of that powder, primers, brass and projectiles WILL BE money. THAt and construction equipment like nails and screws and lumber.

                • HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You are adorable!!

                • MiketheMarine

                  I KNEW it. Women DO love knuckledragging neanderthals. Am I right, Ms. Laurel? It that roguish toughness that does it. Am I right?

                  See? All those peeps that told me I was wrong (non-Marines) don’t know diddly.


                • greg2318

                  I dont buy mine there anyway.. Reload baby.. go to a gun shop and buy.. walmart can stick with selling dolls .

          • Rshill7

            I’ll take 1000 rounds of .223 60 grain please. Seriously.

            • MiketheMarine

              Seriously, go check out sportman’s outdoor world on line and you can buy loads.

          • ABC turned me on to the idea of a crossbow. They make some pretty killer ones nowadays.

  • MiketheMarine

    No worries. Anyone needing ammo can order it through Outdoor Sportsman’s World on line and for much cheaper than you might imagine.

  • colliemum

    Since I’m channelling Winston Churchill this year, here is a quote which needs to go viral, in regard to the fight for the 2nd Amendment:

    “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

    • Lucifershammer


    • A thousand likes for that one mum!!!!!! xoxoxo

    • ryanomaniac


    • NJK

      Thank you. It’s a shame Walmart is cowering to a bully. Is this the way they would cower to a bully in their private lives?

  • Landscaper

    Walmart use to have the slogan “Made in the USA” and sold good merchandise at a discount. They did better than Kmart once had done because of marketing and a large inventory. Now they sell a lot of cheap crap and it’s always a problem with long lines and poorly trained employees. I don’t go there any more.
    I hope people who use to go there for shells, camo, fishing tackle, etc. stop going there now for clothes, groceries and …….

    • WordsFailMe

      I think that the larger the business is, like pre-war Mitsubishi, Krupps and I. G. Farben in Nazi Germany, and the more likely it will “go toad” to a tyrant. For Walmart, backing the Black Fuehrer by simply not ordering ammo, is easy. Walmart can’t lose. If der Schwartze Fuerhrer wins , Walmart backed a winner. If little black Hitler loses, Walmart simply executes it’s hold orders.

      Real “Reardon’s” are rare in a real world. The “Walmart’s” are by far the more common.

      The heroes of the next revolution will be typical, normal regular guys and girls, just like the originals and they will be buried and forgotten, just like the originals….

    • aposematic

      You have a point but on Grocery staples (exact items from store to store), at least in my area of Grocery Store options, the price difference can be stark, often 20% and more. Just saying.

      • Landscaper

        My wife goes there all the time for grocery items. We both cook and I don’t complain. If she wants a Walmart [experience] I stay mum. I won’t go there for sh-t anymore.

  • sjmom

    Not surprised at Walmart. They had to do something to appease the Left because of the unions.

  • ryanomaniac

    Unbelievable. Businesses these days have no fortitude anymore. Why? Because a small percentage of people will raise hell? F them. The majority has no problem with guns. They would’ve garnered a lot of respect from their customers. Ill be going to Target from now on even though its fifteen more miles away.

    • This is no “small percentage” and you’re wrong when you say the majority has no problems with guns….it became evident when 20 six year old’s had their bodies blown all over a classroom a week before Christmas that we have a problem with it, a big problem.

      • Since that shooting was staged (set up), anyone who has a big problem with guns because of it is being fooled on two levels. They actually believe that this shooting was a natural occurance, and they have bought into the lie that guns kill people. Obesity kills people too, but nobody is banning spoons and forks. If you want to save lives, take guns away from government, the biggest killer of people in all of history. Take guns from the criminals, not law abiders. Start with government. When they no longer have any guns, I will give up mine.

      • ryanomaniac

        It really disgusts me when someone does what you just did. Don’t use those kids to try and make a point as stupid as it was. It is a small percentage of people who want overreaching gun control and affect the second amendment in a serious way. That pitiful small percentage seems to think they have the answers for the majority, you know that majority standing in lines around city blocks and waiting in lines for hours? The majority that even demorats are scared to mess with and are praying they don’t have to debate a bill in congress for fear of their jobs? Piss off

      • I’m going to leave your comment as is, but that was pretty disgraceful to use these precious kids to make a point.
        People are focused on the wrong thing- guns. It wasn’t the gun, it was the kid who stole them and used them… he broke the laws already on the books. More laws won’t keep this from happening again. It never has. But the 2nd Amendment is Law and people have the right under the law to keep and bear arms without the government infringing upon that right.

      • KenInMontana

        Fix the cause then, the shameful mental health industry.

      • Yes Teri, you are a small percentage, noise does not equal numbers. The NRA gained more new members in the past three weeks then the Brady Campaign(Formerly Handgun Control Inc.), Violence Policy Center(Formerly National Coalition to ban Handguns) and the so-called Million Mom Marchers ever had combined.

        And you actually have to PAY for an NRA membership! The others consider you a member if you accidentally get on their mailing list!

  • WordsFailMe

    Good thing. Walmart is probably the first place the rabble will hit when the patriots take to the streets with an eye to preserving liberty for all, including to suck up, trough wallowing scum…
    I’m flush with ammo and I stopped fighting the inevitable long ago. I feel pretty rested now and ready for some punk to give me s***.

    • Nukeman60

      My thoughts exactly. I don’t buy ammo at Wal-Mart, so the less that is there, the less the losers get when it does all hit the fan.

  • Stop shopping Walmart.

    It’s that simple.

  • Ray

    it is so interesting that it is the CONSERVATIVES who have defended wal-mart against the onslaught of the left for 30 years, yet they cave to the left’s demands, you know, the left who refuse to shop at Wal-mart and Sam’s club and demand others to shop at Costco and Target.

  • mikeinidaho

    So, Walmart, while you fight against Obama’s union thugs to keep from unionizing, you lay down like weenies when Obama’s gun control thugs star talking about more gun control.
    How dumb are you people? Obama and Company are coming for you anyway why not fight like free citizens instead of laying down like his whores?

  • Send Walmart your thoughts on this matter. Tweet and tell everyone you know that you don’t appreciate Walmart’s stance in the issue. I am not suggesting a boycott only because I know for many, Walmart is the only store in town. I, however, will no longer grace them with my money, either online or at a local store.

  • orange_white

    thanks walmart! all I needed was an excuse to add you to my list of “PC” companies NOT to do business with!

    • tinlizzieowner

      Businesses have to make financial decisions on a long term basis. Let’s keep this where it belongs. It’s Obama’s agenda to create business uncertainty, precisely to force businesses like Wall Mart to have to hedge their bets when it comes to expenses. In the case of Wall Mart, if they buy a few million dollars worth of guns and ammunition they can’t legally sell anymore, do you think the manufacturers are going to say ‘Oh, that’s OK, we will take it back and return your money.’?
      It’s called ‘Fundamental Transformation’.

    • The thing is, this is political, but they don’t have anyting to lose. We will probably get gun control before Wal-Mart can even get stock.

  • physicsnut

    ere it is – on what Cuomo is up to – via drudge
    The vote also would require Cuomo to issue a “message of necessity” that would dispense with the three days of public review that bills are supposed to have under the state constitution.

  • That’s fine by me. That means more ammo for the places that I buy it.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Sickening… so avoidable.

  • Rshill7

    Americans have purchased enough guns in the last two months to outfit both the Chinese and Indian military. (Source-Gateway Pundit)

  • stage9

    Most ammo EVERYWHERE is on back order until the end of February.

  • MiketheMarine

    Can anyone tell me what kind of pistol that is on the picture of this thread? I know the answer but this is a test for my Scoop family.

    • Nukeman60

      I don’t know guns as well as you, Mike, but I’d guess it’s a Desert Eagle .44 Magnum, with extended mag. Just a guess. 🙂

      • KenInMontana

        You are correct, Sir, a IMI Desert Eagle in the nickel finish available in .357 mag, .44 mag and .50 AE.

        • MiketheMarine

          Of courese, the fellow Marine gets it right. I would expect nothing less.

      • MiketheMarine

        Correct, I can’t be sure of the caliber though. I suspect it’s a .50 cal.

        • Nukeman60

          Yay, what do I get as a reward? One more cartridge for my 2-cartridge magazine? Better check that. It would put me over the limit and classify me as a high risk criminal.

          • MiketheMarine

            You’re probably already on their watch list since you know me. So Sorry. Guilty by association.


            • Nukeman60

              Guilty as charged. And proudly so.

              • MiketheMarine

                Me too. Screw ’em. What are they going to do? Make me join the Marines? LOL

                • greg2318

                  na.. the air force lol.. sorry guys just teasing ya..

                • MiketheMarine

                  Normally I would pick on the zoomies too but, apparently, I really upset some lady who’s entire family is Air Force and don’t feel like explaining it again to a simple civilian.

                • greg2318

                  lol i know what you mean..lol. I once aske this guy if the new uniform was pink with ruffle sleeves and all the homos and airforce peeps.. ( not calling air force peeps homos lol..ok guys.. ) came down on me lol.. after 16 years in the military and 4 conflicts I think its ok to give eachother h e l l..

                • MiketheMarine

                  That was my point to her, exactly. I asked her to ask one of her serving family members what some of their “pet” names for Marines were. I told her she’d be shocked at the foul names.

                  And I’m proud of every single one of them.

                • greg2318

                  lol.. yah i hear you.. I am also…

    • 57thunderbird

      Not sure..45 ACP?

      • MiketheMarine

        I was looking for maker. Desert Eagle made in Israel.

  • Dang it… this story is going everywhere based on no evidence. The CNS story uses “reportedly”, and says they got the story from a blog, and that the blog had not provided any link to any Walmart statement. Also, I listened to the audio provided, all that said was that Walmart will be “reviewing their policy” once any new legislation is passed..

    I want to be clear, do I believe it’s possible that Walmart made some back room deal with this admin.. YES… do I think this story, that they have stopped selling ammo, is true. NO, because you can go to Walmart today and if there is any ammo on the shelves, which there is at my local Walmart, they will sell it to you. Do I believe they have stopped ordering some types of ammo for now based on the agreement reached with the wh?? Entirely possible. But I don’t believe that they will suspend sales of all types of ammo. Time will tell what the details of their back room deal were.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Walmart is under attack by the progressives/union thugs who can’t stand to see a successful non-union business or state.

  • A letter from a disappointed customer to Wal-mart: http://t.co/mC5RXvhk

  • 57thunderbird

    Doesn’t matter.I buy mine at my local outdoor sporting store.Locally owned and operated.

    • Constance

      Me too. The last place I would purchase anything like this would be at Walmart. I would rather support the locally owned business that specializes in weapons and ammo.

      • 57thunderbird

        Yup.I give as much of my business as possible to all the locally owned and operated businesses as I can for all of my purchases whether it be guns and ammo or any other products.No shortage of ammo at my local gun store.

  • WinMissouri

    I am not sure I believe this story. No source named with authority on such matters.

    It would make more sense for Walmart to take advantage of the gun and ammo buying frenzy and double down on orders rather than suspending orders. After all, they are in business to make money.

  • madnessofjack

    I know this is off topic…..but Ruger has a “take action” page to send a message to our representatives that gun owners take their gun rights seriously and wont stand idly by as the “progressives” seek to cripple the 2nd amendment.

    Please help.


    • 57thunderbird

      Thank you for the link.I just added my name to the list.

  • This is rediculous and I am sure Sam Walton is turning over in his grave. He would never give in to Government and their trying to shred the Constitution. His children are idiots if they give in to this. Order the ammo and be prepared when we really need it to stop the dictator Obama. Don’t be fearful of them, they should be fearful of us. Get that straight. WE THE PEOPLE have more power than Washington has. Come on Walmart, stop drinking the Obama koolaid and order ammo for your loyal customers. We gonna need it and you should know that.

  • Constance

    Something smells here. I suspect a political issue here with Walmart, not a financial one. Be careful with Walmart, folks. They play politics easily – that corporation publicly supported Obamacare and its passage. I will never forget that.

  • I’m gonna go with ‘Bullshit for $300, Alex’, until Walmart itself issues a press statement confirming. This third-hand stuff is nonsense.

  • No Big I’m sure Cabela’s will suck up what they don’t buy.

  • cbpenn

    Walmart sucks anyway, I truly couldn’t care less what Walmart does.

  • Charm4sure

    Walmart folds once again to this president. When his wife was peddling her food thing some Walmart stores moved candy further away from the front door. They have started moving it back closer to the door recently in some stores. I guess they make the deals on these things to keep the union thugs out. It is discouraging when these corporations engage in this garbage with the government, but the misery the government can bring down on any business through harrassment and excessive regs is terrible. Our goverment is not much better than the mafia.

  • (Howdedoo, I like to shair this whut I come up with. Clem)


    All it took was one blackstard comin’ up with his doo-doo prosess of one man rool & signin’ his boney fingur to it!

    [Spotted the above while on the net.]

  • aZjimbo

    Walmart is caving. Will the rest of the country?

  • GJPinks

    Does that mean there is supply for the rest of the pipeline or are they buying and sitting on the ammo??

  • snowshooze

    Just another reason to hate Wal-Mart.

  • Well, I can’t blame WalMart, they don’t want to get stuck with a mega order of ammo they can’t unload.

  • yeah right

    BOYCOTT WALLMART! It is about time Americans make wallmart realize how they better do what “we the people” want, not the sock-puppet for freedom hating political hacks!


    Wallmart better apologize and have a daily firearm & ammo give away each day until Obama & Biden make up some foolish tyrannical new law!

  • This story is false. Walmart is not ordering ammo becuase supply is tight. Still recieving ammo and selling ammo. Just can’t order specific ammo because they can’t say how long it will take to get the ammo in stock.

    Yes many Walmarts are sold out……because people are buying the ammo as soon as it comes in. Check your local Walmarts everynight when the trucks are unloaded. Everynight……. Demand is higher, supply is strained. Walmart would not stop selling something that is selling. To Walmart cash is king, politics is just words.

  • Perhaps we should take a minute and notice that it says “reportedly”.. and provides zero proof. Walmart has denied this is true. This is peak hunting season and add to that the huge number of people lining up to buy guns and ammo and it’s far more likely it’s a backlog than anything else. Let’s find out if this is true, or just based on a leftist blog called InvestmentWatch. We know how much the left hates Walmart.

  • Biggbear52

    how to create a black market where the powers that be bank the biggest piece of the pie! 101

  • guppymanster

    I never cared for WalMart but now I’ll never shop there again.

  • I have resolved to stay out of Walmart until they resolve to quit backing Obama’s plan to change the Second Amendment with an ‘Executive Order’ which is illegal and stock ammo again.

  • Grumpa37

    Carrot or stick? The pResident only gives carrots to low-info voters and low-character supporters in and out of the White House. Also, he just doesn’t doo carrots very well. And finally, Walmart’s response reads like a response to a stick, or a whiny threat of one.

  • RC

    Wal-Mart in Sierra Vista AZ is selling ammo.
    Stocks are low in 308 and there was no 9, 40 or 357Sig.
    Shipments are still coming so the clerk says in but in dribs and drabs.


  • Robert

    I guess I stop shopping at Walmart and Sam’s club

  • I will no longer purchase anything from Walmart until Pistol and AR ammo stock is reordered. I will buy from online and shop for the rest of my goods from Meijers. All 300 million law abiding gun owners should stop shopping at Walmart. Crap is all from China anyway lol.

  • Jeff Davis

    get this crap into congress for a vote so we can move on. the fear is worse than the medicine. this craziness didnt exist when clinton got his bans. the new laws , if any, will not be as restrictive as clinton’s were.

  • PadDar

    There is a lot of movement on the net again re. Walmart and guns.
    Please keep this around: