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Posted: 8/28/2005 5:46:09 PM EDT
On the way to the range yesterday I stopped at wallyworld for some win white box 9mm and .45acp. As the clerk took my $ he asked for my ID. When I asked him why he needed that he said that it was in case I was from Massachussetts - then I'd need a Mass firearms ID to buy ammo. Since I'm a NH resident I flashed my Id. He glanced at it and carried on.

Later I was thinking about it and it pissed me off. This AINT Massachussetts, its NH. NH doesn't have any laws that say "If you are from Massachussetts, you have to show your firearms card to by ammo here in NH".

Is this a fucked up Walmart policy or was the clerk right?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:47:23 PM EDT
Doesn't happen 'round here
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:48:51 PM EDT
Wal-Mart is "supposed" to ask everyone. Its there policy. Some do and some dont.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:50:01 PM EDT
Technically, I have to show my Illinois Firearm Owner's ID card (FOID) if I buy ammo in WI, IN, MO, or IA.

Of course, i was only asked once,



by a dickheaded clerk at Shopko who was scared that me and the rest of the crew were buying close to 1k (rounds, not $) in ammo at once.

IIRC, he refused to sell to me because he wasn;t certain I could legally pourchase it, so Tommytrauma took it out of my cart and put it in his, then asked the clerk "Satisfied, chump?"


Hey it was a lot in college.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:51:17 PM EDT
Sometimes I get asked and sometimes I don't. It was explained to me that Wal-Mart policy requires that the buyers age be verified for ammo, beer, and smokes.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:51:49 PM EDT
I think they're covering their butts for fear of legal retribuition from Massachusetts.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:57:07 PM EDT
I buy ammo at Riley's and they never asked for ID.Are they seeing if you are from MA,then denying to sell to you ? Or are they just looking for FID cards ? I hope it's the latter of the two...
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:57:14 PM EDT
Never been asked for ID at wallyworld.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:02:12 PM EDT
Y'think that's crazy...???
I bought a few of those little green Plano ammo boxes... Get to the cash and when the chick scans 'em it comes up on her screen that I need so show my Firearms Licence to purchase!
I had it on me, but wasn't gonna show it to buy little plastic boxes.
They were insistant... 'cause "well, you could put bullets in'em"
After a while they gave up and just took my money... I guess the angry mob in line behind me was gettin' to be a concern
Now I'm sure it was a simple UPC san mishap, but it seems 'round here that anything firearm related raises their flag...
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:03:14 PM EDT
I've never been asked for ID. Even when I was 16.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:03:25 PM EDT
i think the clerk was right, too many massholes taking advantage of neighboring states. i go thru it all the time in maine. it sucks i know...
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:09:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 6:09:32 PM EDT by zombievt]
I buy ammo at a couple different Wal-marts in NH. I don't remember ever having to show ID.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:09:08 PM EDT
I get carded when I go to Bass Pro or Dick's to buy pellet gun stuff. Like pellets/BB's and Co2. I even get carded to fill up the Co2 tank for my paintball gun. But I don't get carded when I buy paintballs. I get carded when I try to buy any kind of knife. Yet when I order on the internet (even from sites that are based in MD), none of this BS applies. When I was 17, I'd have to get my 18 year old g/f to buy pellets and shit like that for me because I was under 18/didn't have an ID. How lame is that ? You're supposedly supposed to have to be 21 to buy military knives/bayonets here, but I was buying that stuff at 16 simply because I learned where to buy from. Oh yeah, and body armor, pepper spray and tasers are illegal here according to local law. But you can still buy armor off the internet (best I could afford was a old GI flak vest) as well as the other two items without running into trouble.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:10:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Girlieman:
Y'think that's crazy...???
I bought a few of those little green Plano ammo boxes... Get to the cash and when the chick scans 'em it comes up on her screen that I need so show my Firearms Licence to purchase!
I had it on me, but wasn't gonna show it to buy little plastic boxes.
They were insistant... 'cause "well, you could put bullets in'em"
After a while they gave up and just took my money... I guess the angry mob in line behind me was gettin' to be a concern
Now I'm sure it was a simple UPC san mishap, but it seems 'round here that anything firearm related raises their flag...



Thats why I don't live in the the socialist state of Canada..

But it won't be long now. First Wally World, next your local target range.



Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:13:59 PM EDT
They dont in TN , just the " ever been convicted of a crime involving domestic violance and are you 21". But i have never been asked either, i guess it's because im nearly 35 and look it
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:56:34 AM EDT
In MA you need a FID card to purchase/own ammo. But if your not in MA, then your not in MA, so Wall Mart is just being dumb.




I think they're covering their butts for fear of legal retribuition from Massachusetts.



MA has gone way out of its way to go after internet sellers of ammo, as a result, most companies won't ship to us, even though there is no real law prohibiting it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:17:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 7:21:35 AM EDT by LoginName]
Technically, an FFL located in one state is required to abide by the laws of other states if that sale or transfer is taking place in the other state.

Since the sale is taking place in NH, and unless NH law were changed to require an ID check and prohibit sales to MA residents, there's no damn reason for dealers to not sell ammo to MA residents.

There's nothing in MA law that prohibits MA residents from purchasing ammo in NH

There's nothing in MA law that prohibits MA residents from bringing in ammo from out of state as long as that person has an FID card or LTC to posess the ammo

Think Wally-World (or any other NH retailer), is going to establish a policy that they check for MA ID for any and all other sales? A lot MA residents travel to NH for major purchases simply to avoid paying sales tax.

Hell, some people go there just to buy cartons of cigarettes at about 1/2 the cost.

You know the fireworks dealers on the other side of the border sure as hell ain't checking for MA ID (even though they know damn well where half their sales are headed).

It's bullshit. The MA AG has no authority in NH and can't do a damn thing about ammo sales to ma residents.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:31:49 AM EDT
I get carded when buying ammo. I figure since I don't get carded for anything else other than booze, I might as well show them the ID.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:57:26 AM EDT
Everytime I buy ammo from WalMart in Maine, they ask for my ID.

It started last year. When I asked them why, the clerk responded, "because of the strict laws on buying ammo in Mass."

I responded, "...but we live in Maine, why do I have to do this in my state?"

"So WalMart doesn't get sued" was his response.

I said "Why????"

His reply, "IF a crook decided to buy ammo and couldn't in Mass, then he would just drive up here and get it."

Really pisses me off..............
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:59:37 AM EDT
Corporate stupidity knows not where state lines are drawn.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:00:03 AM EDT
I was asked ONCE for ID when purchasing ammo. It was just to verify DOB which I didn't care too much about. If they'd have tried entering my info or my Drivers license info I'd have yoinked the card back and walked off.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:02:54 AM EDT
Wally World usually asks me if it's for a pistol. I have no idea why. I always say "yes" , no matter if it's .300 Win mag or 45-70.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:07:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rodent:
Wally World usually asks me if it's for a pistol. I have no idea why. I always say "yes" , no matter if it's .300 Win mag or 45-70.



If it is for a pistol then you are supposed to be 21 to buy pistol ammo.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:24:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 8:25:04 AM EDT by metroplex]

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:

Originally Posted By Rodent:
Wally World usually asks me if it's for a pistol. I have no idea why. I always say "yes" , no matter if it's .300 Win mag or 45-70.



If it is for a pistol then you are supposed to be 21 to buy pistol ammo.

BigDozer66



ROFLMAO

"Hmmm 300 Winchester Mag. Is this for a pistol?"

"YES"

"Ok sir..."

That must be ONE HELL OF A KICK when you fire it!!!!!!!!!!! You would need titanium supports bolted to your hand to prevent limp wristing.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:41:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By metroplex:

Originally Posted By BigDozer66:

Originally Posted By Rodent:
Wally World usually asks me if it's for a pistol. I have no idea why. I always say "yes" , no matter if it's .300 Win mag or 45-70.



If it is for a pistol then you are supposed to be 21 to buy pistol ammo.

BigDozer66



ROFLMAO

"Hmmm 300 Winchester Mag. Is this for a pistol?"

"YES"

"Ok sir..."

That must be ONE HELL OF A KICK when you fire it!!!!!!!!!!! You would need titanium supports bolted to your hand to prevent limp wristing.



Apparently you missed the 500 A-Square Handgun story:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=382975

First page third form the bottom.

SBG
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 8:45:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 8:46:50 AM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 10:33:23 AM EDT
bought some .22 and .45 yesterday at wallyworld...never asked me anything.
they used to ask pistol or rifle ammo...but didn't even get that. Oh well, this is KY.

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