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About a week ago my wife and I were doing our local early (2-5am) Wal-Mart ammo run, as they stock between midnight and 5am, we had left one after finding nothing and arrived at the location nearest our house at about 3am. We promptly went to the sporting goods section to see what the ammo shelves had. We had just picked up some boxes of .223 the previous week, and to our surprise they had 5 575rd boxes of .22lr....gold mine! Right?
Being early AM, theres few employees working, so I went to find a cashier to unlock the shelf for me. As we waited for someone with keys, the young man who I had asked to find someone returned and told us "I guess we dont sell ammo untill 7am now"....huh? I asked him what he was talking about, his response was he has no idea.
At this point im pretty irritated, especially after waiting over 15 minutes just to be told this.
I headed to the front and asked the cashier working to call for a manager. About 5 minutes later one of the managers came and I asked why they dont sell ammo untill 7am, she told me they have a rule where they cant sell ammo between 10pm and 7am. I told her I was just at another Wal-Mart and they didnt have such a rule, and she said it was just them. Im getting pretty upset at this point, I tell her that Im going to write to corporate, she said okay.

I left, went home, wrote up a letter on the computer for the managers to sign saying they were refusing to sell me ammo, so I could send it to corporate.
I drove back to the Wal-Mart, called back the manager and the lead manager (who brought security) and asked them to sign the letter admitting what they were doing, who quickly denied signing.
The lead manager told me the same BS the other mgr did, and went on about how they had an "issue selling ammo and now they dont during those hours anymore" and then blamed it on the head of asset protection, saying it was their decision. I asked what the issue was, she told me she didnt have to tell me. I also pointed out it was odd they just dont happen to sell ammo the nights shes working, and just so happens to be a 9 hour interval, which surprise surprise is her shift. I told her she cant just make up her own rules because shes obviously anti gun and didnt want to sell ammo during her shifts period. This went on for a few minutes, I eventually got tired of it, asked for their names, which she also told me she didnt have to give me.
I got the names thru the cashier im cool with, went home, and wrote a SCATHING, very detailed letter to corporate and went to bed unhappy.
On a side note, went back when I woke up at 9 and the boxes were all gone, of course. Anyone who looks for 22 right now knows how upset I was.

Two days later WalMart calls and leaves me a message, its an assistant mgr at that location. Seeing as it was a lower position than I had an issue with, and that location, I ignored it, knowing it would get escalated to the next in charge.
Didnt hear anything for a few days, that is, until yesterday.

The Las Vegas regional Wal-Mart manager and another man, both in suits, came to my location to handle the mess. They interviewed every employee involved and the story ended up going like this;
The story about having an "issue selling ammo at night" was bogus, the head of asset protection denied ever making such a rule, the first manager I talked to threw the lead manager under the bus (it was obviously all the lead mgr anyway), and both cashiers threw her under the bus.
The lead mgr was physically walked out of the store by the regional mgr and suspended for 2 weeks and demoted. The other mgr got a warning. If they get another complaint, they will be fired.
I got an apology, and a thank you from corporate.

My wife and I talk to a few of the cashiers a lot when we check out and I guess we are famous there, the lead mgr is apparently a huge you know what and treat a lot of them poorly and is a blatant racist anti-gun libtard, so during the "walk of shame" out of the store and as news of the suspension traveled, they were all shocked a customer could get such corporate involvement.
Long story short, Wal-Mart had my back big time on a complaint a lot of retailers in this current situation would turn a blind eye to. They will certainly get my business still, and it shows not every big store follows the sheep regarding guns and ammo.
 

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I hope the anti-gun manager will not have a job after the runaround she gave you!
It sounds like she told an outright lie just to prevent you from buying ammunition
and exercising your Second Amendment rights. I'm glad Wal-Mart resolved the
situation to your satisfaction.
 

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Did you ask if they would be kind enough to hold the next few boxes of .22lr for you since you were in line an wrongly denied?
 

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Did you ask if they would be kind enough to hold the next few boxes of .22lr for you since you were in line an wrongly denied?
I was actually joking with my wife that I hope they send me some ammo vouchers with the apology letter lol.
 

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Great that you followed through and got an impressive result! It took a lot of time and effort to keep the pressure on. Wrong is wrong and sometimes you have to look it in the eye and poke it in the sternum!! A+!!!!
 

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Im always glad to see liberal stooges shown for what they are! well done!
 

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I think it's great that the idiot will have to watch you come in and buy ammo now, as a demoted non-manager. :D Maybe she can open the ammo case and hand you your ammo like a good little employee.
 

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Damn!!! What a story! So very happy I am, that your persistence paid off. Big time!! :)
 

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As the wife of a WM Manager......good job! Surprised the manager lasted that long!
 
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Which Walmart was this? I'm curious as every time I'm in a Walmart here in Vegas, it seems their shelves are empty, except for bolt action rifle ammunition. .308 seems to be in short supply.
 

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Nice to see them take action. Things would probably be different if more people followed thru with complaints. Good job
 

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Congrats on being patient and doing what is right. It seems to be tough now especially with the ammo shortage. I visit all stores that carry ammo just to see if I strike it lucky. Nothing so far... but one store I went in (bigger dept store), I was looking at what they had (wassup with 7mm and 270? I find that everywhere!) and they got very sarcastic about the whole thing almost to the point of rude. I was very polite and really not saying anything. Just looking and they asked if I needed assistance. I guess they deal with a lot of BS. Where are people's manners? If it wasn't for people like me looking for the ammo or anything else their store sells, they wouldn't have a job. Needless to say I won't be visiting any of those Big R stores! Lost my business! Plenty of others that need my money!

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The man working the sporting goods department at my local Wally in Bolivar, Mo is a very nice guy. I check ammo 3-4 times per week. When he sees me approach he asks "what are we looking for today?" I give him the usual spiel ".40 S&W, .22LR and .223". He had .223 one day last week. That time as I approached he said "I've got something for you". I tried to talk him beyond the 3 box limit but he politely refused. I drove to the next closest store 15 miles away, picked up 3 more boxes and made that same round trip the next day. My final tally was 300 rounds before both stores ran out.

This area of the Missouri Ozarks is heavily populated with gun toting, hard hunting and fishing ********. I do not think there is a person around here Wal-Mart could hire that would put self imposed hours of sale on ammunition and expect to keep their job, the store would probably be boycotted out of existence. This area has a different culture than any place I've ever lived. I've yet to meet a rude or unfriendly person. I think Obama got 14% of the 3000 votes cast in this county.
 
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Out standing result for the OP.

What do you bet they made up the whole lie thing because no one could find the key to the case?
 

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Not all walmart employs are dumb.. Some are just plain lazy... Great job on busting chops..
 

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Which Walmart was this? I'm curious as every time I'm in a Walmart here in Vegas, it seems their shelves are empty, except for bolt action rifle ammunition. .308 seems to be in short supply.
This particular event happened at the Tropicana and Pecos location. They dont get ammo much, but they do occasionally. They get 10rd boxes of 223 and 556, 100rd 223 and pistol ammo every once in awhile. Them having 22lr was a miracle, sucks I missed out on it.
The Sunset/95 location gets ammo almost every day though if youre willing to camp out a bit and fight 20 other people. Gotta get there before they stock at 5-7am.
 

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Good Job! :thumb:
 

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That was a swift kick to the buddies.
 
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