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Posted: 1/13/2006 9:39:48 AM EDT
Well I went in to Wallmart today to buy a few items along with some ammo today. Usually I clean them out of Winchester 9mm 124gr fmj and a few boxes of Winchseter 223 40rnd value packs. When I asked for the 223 the attendant behind the conter demanded to see my drivers license to copy my name, address and licence number down. This was weird because they see me there alot for ammo purchases and do not even ask what the ammo is for or my age. I politely asked why they needed such personal informantion and also inquired if this was a state law or company policy requiring this info. Of course he had no idea who was responsible for wanting/examing the information. He was then informed it was none of his business as there were plenty of 223 dealers around and he could put it back.

As I was leaving it dawned on me that the police M4 that was stolen lately was trying to be found by this collection of information, but no one ther could tell me who got the information.

Anyone else here know any information on this?


Chuck

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:55:43 AM EDT
It's a Walmart thing. Things you MIGHT see:

You buy a gun. After the sale is complete an employee carries the gun and escorts you to the front door. Once you are heading out of the store you are given the gun.

If they collect your personal info during a purchase of centerfire ammo, they will most likely also ask if it is going to be used for a rifle or pistol. When asked I say "all 3." It screws them up good.

Every Walmart is different or lax on following these policies. I only shop the ones that don't
ask.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:42:54 AM EDT
I have bought so much ammo at my local Wal-mart that I'm on a first name basis with the Sporting Goods guy..

From day one, I never was asked anything about my DL or any info at all..

Now buy a can or 2 of paint or sinus medication and talk about getting everything but the anal probe...
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 3:01:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 4:06:40 PM EDT by chuckp]
I should add that I have bought literly tons of ammo from this Walmart and they are used to seeing me buy ammo from them. From what I gathered from the guy behind the counter mentioned it was only for 223 ammo.

The guys behind the counter do not ask what it is for after confusing them time and time again telling it is for neither a handgun or rifle. They finally got the hint.

I wish they would carry my ammo outside for me as it gets real heavy.

Chuck

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 3:52:40 PM EDT

You're a WalMart !



Originally Posted By Zoub:
used for a rifle or pistol. When asked I say "all 3." It screws them up good.

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:40:45 PM EDT
Just dont try to buy a knife out of the display case, they want to escort you out like it's a gun too.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:31:15 PM EDT
Some of the dweebs who work behind those counters have to be making stuff up as they go along, as there is no discernible pattern to their demands.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:39:43 PM EDT
Oh boy Oh boy, those walmart people.... holy crap ya'll.... it really depends on which one you're at but the one I frequent rarely has anyone even near the firearms case. Still card but never bug me too much.

on another note think they ought to start equiping those police cars with an alarm?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:56:21 PM EDT
I bought a 10-22 in 1994, from the Walmart in Greenwood. I filled out the 4473 form and noticed that it was actually 2 forms with carbon paper in the middle. I asked why this was? Seems our great friends send in the duplicate copy imediatly to the feds and the original one is kept by the store. I have never bought another firearm since. The 10-22 was lost tragicly during a fishing trip.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:31:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JimTh:

You're a WalMart !



Originally Posted By Zoub:
used for a rifle or pistol. When asked I say "all 3." It screws them up good.



I consider the first time I did that to be a top 10 retail moment for me, as I don't even know where that answer came from. The dudes face is what I remember most, watching him do the math in his head!
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:32:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 762minigun2:
I have never bought another firearm since. The 10-22 was lost tragicly during a fishing trip.


They say the Wabash is full of guns.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:04:29 AM EDT
The only ammo I buy at Wal-Mart is deer slugs, shotshells, and Winchester White Box .45 for suppressed plinking. I picked up a 100-round value pack of the .45's today for $20. I cannot see why anyone would buy the 50-pack for $18.

They never give me a second glance. Maybe I should slap down a couple of tubes of KY Jelly on the counter with the .45 ammo next time -- for the suppressor, of course.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:35:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 8:36:56 AM EDT by Mike_L]
Depends on who's behind the counter. The cash register will ask "rifle or handgun?" for anything that's commonly used in both like .22LR, 9mm, .357, etc. Some clerks will ask me; the older ones will just enter rifle w/o asking me. I'll usually answer with "both". At 31 I don't get carded much for the age question any more. I've never had one look at the DL long enough to get more info than the DOB from it (unless they've got a real good memory and wrote it down later).

BTW, didn't they already find that missing M4 several weeks ago? If that was indeed what they were trying to accomplish by asking for your info, why were they still asking this weekend?
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