Comments on: Rob Cox: Wal-Mart just shy of target on gun front http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/10/06/rob-cox-wal-mart-just-shy-of-target-on-gun-front/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/10/06/rob-cox-wal-mart-just-shy-of-target-on-gun-front/comment-page-1/#comment-18418 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:12:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=32898#comment-18418 @evilhippo, Southerners have not stopped going to WalMart. They may talk like they have, but Walmart sales have remained strong in the south. It’s all talk. As for the confederate, I’ll burn them regardless of where they’re bought. Terrorist flags get burned.

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By: Zeronine http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/10/06/rob-cox-wal-mart-just-shy-of-target-on-gun-front/comment-page-1/#comment-18416 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:29:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=32898#comment-18416 People are getting shot and killed and the author’s foremost discussion is Walmart’s social image and responsibility? There is an a priori assumption here that Walmart sells guns to criminals. Does anyone really believe that fewer gun crimes will occur if Walmart stops selling guns? Walmart does a background check on every single gun purchase. It’s sales occur under a universal background check architecture. Every sale was completely legal and vetted. Does anyone really think criminals give a damn whether Walmart sells guns or not? They don’t buy their guns at Walmart. They can’t. Criminals would rather guns be so expensive and so difficult to obtain that their victims will be unarmed. If you really want to contribute constructively to this discussion there are at least two lines of pursuit. The first is the mental instability issue, including the high number of perpetrators who were on SSRI meds. How do you prevent a person without a criminal history who is bent on being a mass murderer? The second question is how does one protect themselves when faced with this type of threat? Answer these two questions and you improve the world considerably.

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By: DavidHoffman http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/10/06/rob-cox-wal-mart-just-shy-of-target-on-gun-front/comment-page-1/#comment-18413 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:25:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=32898#comment-18413 Wal-Mart could have stayed with the traditional bolt and lever action rifles along with pump and break action shotguns.

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By: evilhippo http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/10/06/rob-cox-wal-mart-just-shy-of-target-on-gun-front/comment-page-1/#comment-18412 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:32:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=32898#comment-18412 And you don’t think there is a risk that people who are pro-gun will get the message and shop somewhere else? This is not a small demographic I am talking about. I know some Southerners who refuse to shop there because of the Confederate Flag issue, so the notion this is just ‘smart business’ suggests you might not understand the market in question.

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