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Letters to Guns. (Crossfire).

I am writing to thank you for the article on Old West Reproductions in the February GUNS Magazine. I've been at the shooting game for many years and I like all types of guns, but these days I find Cowboy Shooting and the older, more nostalgic firearms to be much more interesting. It was nice to see an article that was more along those lines, and I hope that you will include more coverage of this sort of thing in the future.

I also enjoyed the Handloader column about reloading the .25-20 WCF. That's a grand old cartridge. Please encourage Charles Petty and John Taffin to write more about these good old calibers that are seeing much more use these days. I for one am a big fan of the .44-40 and would enjoy reading more about loads for that great old-timer. It may be old, but it still gets the job done. The new guns are interesting, and I still like to read about them, but please don't forget the older guns and loads too.

J.T. Petterson

Via e-mail

Quite a few readers took the time to write in or call regarding a letter in February's Crossfire that described a sign posted at a Wal-Mart store in Kentucky. The sign forbade the possession of concealed firearms by customers. A check with the Wal-Mart corporate offices established that Wal-Mart "has no nationwide corporate policy regarding lawfully possessed firearms by store patrons."



When I read W. Tandy Chenault's letter in the February 2002 issue regarding Wal-Mart's "new anti-gun policy," I called my best friend of 23 years who is the manager of the Wal-Mart in Perry, Oklahoma He confirmed through the corporate offices that the 'policy stated by the manager of the Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, store is NOT Wal-Mart policy. Wal-Mart's official policy is that there will be no banning of lawfully concealed carry by customers (associates may not carry), nor will there be any posting of signs to the contrary.

He stated further that it is possible the store manager is very new to the position, may he someone who is stridently anti-gun, or that there may have been some specific incident at that store that warranted this individual decision. However, the statement given to Mr. Chenault that this is Wal-Mart's new nationwide corporate policy is erroneous.

Sam Murano,

Boise, Idaho

Will The Real Wal-Mart Decision Please Stand Up?

Having just read the article by W. Tandy Chenault regarding guns and Walmart, I have checked several area Wal-Marts and they insist that guns are welcomed at any Wal-Mart store. The manager at the one located in Mt. Sterling is quite mistaken. Wal-Mart has allowed concealed guns in all its stores nationwide. I think that Mr. Chenault needs to return to his Wal-Mart and advise the manager that his or her policy on guns does not match with the commitment of all of its stores.

Bruce Bolton

Pewee Valley, Ky.

An Avid Gun Collector Speaks On Wal-Mart Decision

Mr. Chenault is upset because Wal-Mart does not want people carrying firearms in its stores, as an avid gun collector, shooter and sportsman who first joined the NRA in 1965 and strongly supports the Second Amendment, I also shop at Wal-Mart and am comfortable with its decision.

Howard L. Norris

Mansfield, Ohio

People Find The Darndest Things....

Just read the September issue. In it, Mr. Taffin wishes that The Boys' Life of Theodore Roosevelt would be reprinted so he could get two copies for his grandsons.

Well, he doesn't have to wait. He can get online, or have someone do it for him, and go to and order everything from a first edition, $40.00, to a used library book for $5.00.

I have found this place to be invaluable for finding the darndest things!

Dave Wilcox

Arroyo Grande, Calif.

Kudos To Dave

The column by Dave Anderson on flinching was one of the best I've seen. Flinching is something that most of us fight with all of the time and it was nice to see Anderson's advice on the subject. I'm looking forward to reading the second part of this to see if he has a quick fix to keep me from ever flinching again. Of course, I know that isn't going to happen, but it was nice to read some suggestions about how to fight this nasty problem. Please keep up the good work, it's nice to see more instructional type information in the magazine.

John Gallagher

Orlando, Fla.
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