In light of future changes to the Federal Gun Control Act, Wal-Mart has temporarily stopped ordering new shipments of ammunition
Wal-Mart has temporarily discontinued ammunition sales pending “the upcoming decision on the Second Amendment.” The decision by Wal-Mart’s corporate office to discontinue future arms sales is most likely in light of expected anticipated gun control recommendations made to Congress, and uncertainty about the legality of certain guns in the near future.
A Wal-Mart customer was in the office as an unwitting employee called their headquarters about his store’s shortage, only to receive the following response.
“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”.
In keeping with its characteristic tight savings and sales techniques, the decreasing stock of ammunition at Wal-Mart has caused prices to increase. One customer reports a 60-cent increase on all types of ammo still available at the store.
Wal-Mart’s temporary discontinuation of ammunition is certainly good news for anti-gun activists such as forcechange.com and Michael Moore. The former individually targeted Wal-Mart’s CEO Michael Duke with a letter writing campaign while the latter investigated the superstore’s lax ammo buying regulations in his documentary “Bowling for Columbine.”