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    WOW!

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    Um……… Probably reckon they'll get away with this under the present admin and the GOP.
    They might even sell a few guns………………...

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    Like a Columbine shooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Montgomery View Post
    WOW!
    I thought you were going to show Batman T-shirts. That's just so very wrong.

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    Walmart Baggers love this ****. It is an excellent marketing strategy.
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    Strikingly "tone deaf" doesn't begin to catch how strange that is. Are we sure it hasn't been tinkered with?

    The woman I'm dating now brought a "zombie movie" over one evening. She actually likes Walmart, which I rib her about. My remark, "Who needs a movie, let's just go to Walmart on Saturday?"
    So many questions, so little time.

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    I was sure this was an internet hoax so I checked Snopes. It's true!

    http://www.snopes.com/walmart-sign-over-gun-display/

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    Maureen just told me that she read somewhere that this morning Walmart has removed the signage and apologised for the "inappropriate sign".
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Pretty sure the sign, while being a proper wal mart sign, was placed there by a prankster, either employed or not by wal mart. The sad thing is that no one would really be surprised if that was the actual marketing in place.
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    Pretty sure Tom Wilkerson did not read the Snopes. It was placed by the Walmart's local.

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    Where is Phillip Allen? I would think the combination of Walmart and guns would be irresistible for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    Pretty sure Tom Wilkerson did not read the Snopes. It was placed by the Walmart's local.
    Pretty sure Tom WilkINson did read the snopes and while Wal Mart admits the sign was in the store in that location, they are investigating how it got there. Maybe you could point to the line where it states they intentionally placed it there. Maybe I missed it on the second read through as well.

    Even snopes has an "unproven" rating on it.
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    Much as I dislike the idea of Walmart (we don't have them) I do not see that any store management could be so stupid as to do that as deliberate policy.

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    It's DeVos" idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp
    Much as I dislike the idea of Walmart (we don't have them) I do not see that any store management could be so stupid as to do that as deliberate policy.
    In Murica? That elected Donald F. Trump? I think you misunderestimate the stupidity and ignorance that abounds.

    Do I think this was a deliberately provocative action? No.

    I think the policy that came down from Walmart corporate was: "Post this display in every department of your store." And so that is what this particular sorry store manager ordered his underlings to do.

    I think it was a sorry tone-deaf comedy of errors.
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    Like nobody posting here has ever taken a gun to school.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    Like nobody posting here has ever taken a gun to school.........
    Legally, with permission with a specific reason. Target practice. Well supervised. Not for any other reason did I take a gun to school and it didn't make me a hero.

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    I have never taken a gun to school.

    Why would I? Why would you? Why would anyone?

    21st century Murica is sick, sick, sick.

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    It's clear th is was a nutson local idea that Walmart is trying to make go away. This is one where blame will roll downhill till it comes to rest on some stockboy. Or maybe one of their elderly greeters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Montgomery View Post
    I have never taken a gun to school.

    Why would I? Why would you? Why would anyone?

    21st century Murica is sick, sick, sick.
    Thank God I'm a country boy.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    It's clear th is was a nutson local idea that Walmart is trying to make go away. This is one where blame will roll downhill till it comes to rest on some stockboy. Or maybe one of their elderly greeters.
    If it happened at all, I would not doubt it was accidental or unintentional, but this
    is the help you get for 7 bucks and hour........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    It's clear th is was a nutson local idea that Walmart is trying to make go away. This is one where blame will roll downhill till it comes to rest on some stockboy. Or maybe one of their elderly greeters.
    That's not clear at all. The snopes link has it as unproven and really all there is to go on is a picture on the internet. Not exactly a solid trail of evidence. Sure the sign was there, but who placed it, that's completely unknown. I seriously doubt that was done by any wal mart manager and I'm the last guy to defend that company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Like a Columbine shooter.
    That will be the next ad, ''Own Your School like Columbin".

    Only in America ........ and Somalia

    Unless the Columbine massacre has become "fake news".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    Thank God I'm a country boy.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    Like nobody posting here has ever taken a gun to school.........
    I went to a school where carrying a gun was mandatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    I went to a school where carrying a gun was mandatory.
    The school I went to had its own armoury and rifle range. It was a very long time ago!
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    In cadets I used to cart a Lee Enfield 303 to school, bolt and all. We weren't supposed to have access to ammunition but coming off a farm……………...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    In cadets I used to cart a Lee Enfield 303 to school, bolt and all. We weren't supposed to have access to ammunition but coming off a farm……………...
    As did I. A neighbours's barn had boxes of .303 ammo, ex army WW2.
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    A heavy lump to drag into school.
    Someday, I'm going to settle down and be a grumpy old man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    A heavy lump to drag into school.
    Trains were old fashioned with long overhead wire luggage racks where the rifles went. I don't think we were allowed bayonets however, just the frog.

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    The Brens were locked up separately at our school.
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    Never saw Bren's at our school but there could have been.

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    There were 5 or 6 on a rack on the wall but they were never fired, just stripped and reassembled. There were good ones at the range for occasional use.
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    According to CNN yesterday, Walmart says that the sign was "mischief" and has declined to elaborate.

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