Wal Mart refuses to sell me 22lr?


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pdowg881
August 5, 2007, 10:45 PM
I went shooting this afternoon, and stopped by wal mart to pick up a box of the federal 22lr for 10$ and some 12ga ammo. After going to customer service to get someone to unlock the ammo, she checked my lisence and asked how old I was(19). She then told me she can't sell me the 22;r after I asked for the birdshot and 22. I asked why ans she said bevause I'm not 21. She then said shes been refusing people all week. Even after she asked what it was for and I said rifle. I explained to her that I was just there a few days ago and bought the same exact things.

She then got on the phone and gave some code number and asked another guy walking by about having to be 21 for the .22 ammo. He said that if the ammuntion can fit into a handgun even though it's made for a rifle I couldn't have it. I asked when this had changed and told her that I was just there and bought the same two things and asked if it was company policy, I was tring to figure out if they wre interpreting the 21 for handgun ammo law differently. She ignored me and rang up the birdshot. I told her I'd just go to the gunstore for the .22(didn't happen, all closed on sunday) So I walked out with the 12ga ammo and said have a nice day. This has never happened to me before and I've gotten .22 ammo from wal-mart plenty of times and don't even know if I should go back and try to buy it again.

Has anybody experienced this before or have any ideas what was going on? It really irritated me, but I didn't make a stink because I was kind of taken aback when they said I couldn't buy the .22 (I also explained the LR stood for Long RIFLE). I was polite the whole time and was just casually asking her what the reasons for not selling was for and she just said I had to be 21. I'm kind of baffled and want to know if you guys have had this happen or can reccomend what I should do or how to get some anwers since they refused to even casually talk about anything.


At the local gunstore, the only ammo they had was the 20$ for 500 rounds so I decided the 550 for 10$ from wal mart would be ok, but the way it turned out put a damper on the day.

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shadowalker
August 5, 2007, 10:49 PM
I'd ask to speak the store manager, explain it politely and if they refuse to budge walk out without buying anything from them.

Call corporate and talk to them about their policy, if they agree with you see if you can't get contact information and talk to the local store again.

In Boise Cabelas was asking people that were open carrying to leave until the open carry movement talked to corporate and got the policy clarified for the local store.

larry_minn
August 5, 2007, 10:54 PM
Go back Monday 9-5pm and see what happens. It could be a new person who does not know any better. If not then you know.

pdowg881
August 5, 2007, 10:58 PM
Last time I was there was a weekday 9-5 and an older guy sold it to me with no issue like I have done nmerous times. But the woman who said no checked with a guy who I 've seen working there for years. I was just ignored when I asked if it was a policy change. It may just depend on who's at the counter because I don't think every emplyee really knows too much about that stuff. It's just that last time I was there the guy at the counter was really nice and we had a conversation about shooting, and this time they made me feel really awkward and almost like I was trying to attempt to do something illegal.

mxl
August 5, 2007, 11:01 PM
Sounds about right for Wal-mart. Remember--"Their People Make the Difference"!

I'm old enough they don't question me. When they ask if the ammo is to be used in a pistol or rifle I keep a straight face and tell them it's for a machinegun. The clerks look dumbfounded, mumble a bit, tap a button or 2 and sell it to me.

Deaf Smith
August 5, 2007, 11:08 PM
Considering how many times Wal-Mart has been sued, and severl have been gun and ammo related, I can see a not-so-well trained attendent being cautious.

It's CYA. Since it DOES say 21 for pisol ammo, by default they decided to play it safe and if it can be used in pistols, then it's pistol ammo (and I hate to tell them this, but there are pistols in 45/70, 35 Remington, 30/30, .308, .223, and a bunch of other rifle rounds!) I hope you don't mention that to them.

22-rimfire
August 5, 2007, 11:16 PM
Maybe you should just sling the rifle over your shoulder and walk in the front door, get it tagged, then head back to the sporting goods area (as long as open carry is legal in your state). :) Then you ask for ammunition that will fit this?

.cheese.
August 5, 2007, 11:19 PM
this has happened before. In fact I witnessed it happen to a guy who was ahead of me in line once.

I felt bad and wanted to say something, but I wasn't sure of the law at the time and went home that night to check. It's not on the books as far as I know (at least not in Florida or Federal). Unless it's a NH law, she's wrong.

Xenia
August 5, 2007, 11:19 PM
I was just asked last time I went to walmart what I was using the ammo for. (It was 9 mm jacketed and I was buying 6, 100 ct. boxes.). I told him: I plan to put holes in paper. He looked at me funny and said something like "why would you that?" I said, "protect all from paper cuts."

It was none of his business of course so he took my joking for what it was and of course I am clearly over 21 too.

Hoppy590
August 5, 2007, 11:23 PM
last time they "carded" me about pistol Vs Rifle ammo. i laughed at them and demanded a manager. i find, so long as your well spoken, and confident, you can pull off anything

SteelyNirvana
August 5, 2007, 11:30 PM
I guess then you can't buy .410 shells anymore either sense Taurus has their .410/45 Colt pistol. What if you are buying 9mm ammo for your hi-point? Thank god I'm over 21 so I don't have to deal with this crap.

old_22LR
August 5, 2007, 11:38 PM
just have an older buddy go with you and buy it. buy two bricks and keep one in reserve.

gaudio5
August 5, 2007, 11:38 PM
yea thats preety odd, wally world does that to me alot im over 21 but they AWALYS ask what its for. i remember one time i said i didnt have a gun but felt safer throwing it at a BG. I personaly love messing with wally world employes. but then again im an ass.

Harley Quinn
August 5, 2007, 11:42 PM
I was in the other day (bought some 22s 2 bricks) and they asked me if it was for a pistol:uhoh: I said yes. Sold it to me. I'm 65.

I guess they are into various questions and if it will fit a pistol and you are not old enough to own the pistol they won't sell it to you:what:

Ohio Rifleman
August 5, 2007, 11:46 PM
The EXACT same thing happened to me at another place similar to Wal-Mart. They said you have to be 21 to buy 22lr. (I was 19 at the time, am 20 now) But they sold me a box of 7.62x39. I'm still angry about that.

TehK1w1
August 5, 2007, 11:46 PM
So am I the only person who has ever told them that it(9mm in this case) was for my shotgun?
...he believed me :rolleyes:

Feanaro
August 5, 2007, 11:46 PM
Wal-Mart has never done that to me. Now, the person behind the counter usually whacks the "Pistol" key without asking but that's another story.

pdowg881
August 5, 2007, 11:51 PM
"I guess they are into various questions and if it will fit a pistol and you are not old enough to own the pistol they won't sell it to you"


You can legally possess a pistol at 18. So I'm not sure that's their reasoning. I'm not sure anybody knows what their reasoning is. I'm not even sure their "reasons" are reasonable.

trainwreck100
August 5, 2007, 11:52 PM
I've never even been ID'd at Wally World (I'm 19 as well), one day my cousin (a year older than me) got ID'd and they wouldn't accept it because his license was expired (apparently you're not the same age if the card is expired) so I said I'll buy it for you, he handed me the money, and the attendant handed me the ammo.

eastwood44mag
August 5, 2007, 11:55 PM
I used to buy .44 magnum for my lever-action Marlin at 19, and no one ever gave me a second look, even at Wal-Mart. They asked what it was for, I told them, and they sold me the ammo. Guess it all depends on which idiot you talk to.

Geno
August 5, 2007, 11:56 PM
I buy nothing from Wal-Mart.

Nomad101bc
August 6, 2007, 12:03 AM
I dont buy any gun stuff from walmart. My local gun store/range sells ammo at a very fair price and i can always order from cabelas. I buy .40 S&W no questions asked because thats all my CX4 takes. But they would sell me .38 specail if i wanted it i guess its all where you go. Walmarts run by liberal anti's stupid company is working on reducing its firearms friendliness. Pretty sure they no longer sell firearms stuff at my local one. Dont give those jerks your business go to Cabelas I am so excited that ones coming to my states capitol. When I get back from college over winter break they should be open and ill buy my 1,200 rounds of .40 S&W.

jefnvk
August 6, 2007, 01:07 AM
Their computers are setup, tehat they should be able to hit a button when it pops up for 21, and it will ask for 18. Have had it done lots of times.

skud_dusty
August 6, 2007, 01:25 AM
At my local Wally world, they always ask "is this for a pistol or for a rifle?"

Today I told the lady that my 9mm ammo was for a rifle. She just looked at me and said "well of course you're older than 18." This is the same lady that's carded me when buying .45 and saying it's for a pistol.

pdowg881
August 6, 2007, 01:40 AM
That's why I was confused. My understanding is that if you state that it is for a rifle than it's ok. even though everything went fine days before, her and her co-worker were convinced I couldn't buy it becuase I could also potentially put it in a pistol.

CypherNinja
August 6, 2007, 01:53 AM
Every once in a while when I'm bored I tell them it's for an art project. :D

I'm over 21 anyway, but the looks are usually amusing. :D

I've never even been ID'd at Wally World (I'm 19 as well), one day my cousin (a year older than me) got ID'd and they wouldn't accept it because his license was expired (apparently you're not the same age if the card is expired) so I said I'll buy it for you, he handed me the money, and the attendant handed me the ammo.

AH! Straw purchase! Straw Purchase!!! STRAW PURCHASE!!!!!!!

I'm going to report you to Rosie and Sarah.:neener:


EDIT: and Steve Bailey!!!

IA_farmboy
August 6, 2007, 02:24 AM
I buy nothing from Wal-Mart.

Same here. I did have one weak moment though about four years ago. They were the only pharmacy open in town that early in the morning. It was either buy at Wal-Mart or wait an hour or two for a different store to open.

I don't make enough money to buy their cheap crap.

Maybe you should just sling the rifle over your shoulder and walk in the front door, get it tagged, then head back to the sporting goods area (as long as open carry is legal in your state). Then you ask for ammunition that will fit this?

There's an idea.

I've never even been ID'd at Wally World (I'm 19 as well), one day my cousin (a year older than me) got ID'd and they wouldn't accept it because his license was expired (apparently you're not the same age if the card is expired) so I said I'll buy it for you, he handed me the money, and the attendant handed me the ammo.

That expired ID thing bothers me too. I had a bank refuse my veteran ID once because it had expired. It was quite obvious that it was my photo, my height, weight (OK, maybe not so much on the weight :rolleyes:), eye color, hair color, name and what not. The expiration date had nothing to do with its ability to identify me, only its ability to offer me certain benefits through the VA. I still carry it because I find it interesting to see how people react. I also gave it to a bouncer at a bar and noticed he didn't look at the back... where my birth date was printed.

Just a whole lotta nonsense.

ilcylic
August 6, 2007, 02:41 AM
*shrug*

I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of the ATF either. Hard to fault them for being cautious. Wal-Mart is a big target. (ha ha.)

Have a buddy buy the ammo for you (assuming that's still legal where you are) and don't let it ruffle your feathers too much. Just remember this sort of ridiculous hoop jumping when it's time to vote, and vote for someone who is as kindly disposed towards the BATFe as they are to us. Yes, it's stupid. But remember to focus on who is really to blame for it.

rugerdude
August 6, 2007, 02:58 AM
Go in and pull a shooters bible (or any other gun catalog) off the wall and show them that all rifle ammo can be used in some sort of handgun (savage makes a few) so they can't sell ANY ammo to people under 21.

AR and AK pistols, and the striker series from savage (I'm sure there are others).
If you still don't get the ammo you can at least prove that their policy is stupid.

chris in va
August 6, 2007, 04:19 AM
I'd get an official document from WalMart corporate on their 22 ammo policy. Show that to them next time.

Hey, don't feel bad. I went to the WalMart across from the NRA range one time for some 9mm. Guy in sporting goods was from India or something. I asked for 2-100rd WWB, he suddenly got shaky and asked what I would be using so much ammo for. "Range use".

He refused to check me out at the SG counter, rather escorted me to the front registers and watched me like a hawk as I was rung up. I mean standing RIGHT next to me. If I had more time I would've spoken to the manager.

I guess in his country they don't do this sort of thing much.

evan price
August 6, 2007, 06:37 AM
Just bought a couple bricks from the Super Wal*Mart nearby. The usual older fella who knows his guns wasn't there. Some young lady who looked barely old enough to buy ammo herself asks me the "Rifle or Pistol" question. I said "Both."
This totally confused her.
"It has to be for one or the other, sir."
"Nope," sez me, the smartalec. "It's for both a pistol AND a rifle. Got 'em in the truck. Going plinking. Wanna come along and see?"
She is even more flustered. "There's no button for both," she said. She was getting more and more distraught. "Can you just say it's for one or the other? Like, one box is pistol, and one is for the rifle?"
"Nope," I said. "I might mix them up and then where would I be? The wrong box with the wrong gun. It might be your fault."
"I can write PISTOL on one and RIFLE on the other," she helpfully suggests.
I let her.

BWAAAHAHAHAHA! :lol:

CajunBass
August 6, 2007, 07:47 AM
I've never even been ID'd at Wally World (I'm 19 as well), one day my cousin (a year older than me) got ID'd and they wouldn't accept it because his license was expired (apparently you're not the same age if the card is expired

If your drivers license has expired, you do not have a valid ID. No valid ID, no sale. It's that simple. The same as buying alcohol or tobacco.

MP5
August 6, 2007, 08:10 AM
Just bought a couple bricks from the Super Wal*Mart nearby. The usual older fella who knows his guns wasn't there. Some young lady who looked barely old enough to buy ammo herself asks me the "Rifle or Pistol" question. I said "Both."
This totally confused her.
"It has to be for one or the other, sir."
"Nope," sez me, the smartalec. "It's for both a pistol AND a rifle. Got 'em in the truck. Going plinking. Wanna come along and see?"
She is even more flustered. "There's no button for both," she said. She was getting more and more distraught. "Can you just say it's for one or the other? Like, one box is pistol, and one is for the rifle?"
"Nope," I said. "I might mix them up and then where would I be? The wrong box with the wrong gun. It might be your fault."
"I can write PISTOL on one and RIFLE on the other," she helpfully suggests.
I let her.

Brilliant! :D

I've gotten carded at Wally World every time I've bought ammo but never asked what it's to be used for.

AntiqueCollector
August 6, 2007, 08:14 AM
If your drivers license has expired, you do not have a valid ID. No valid ID, no sale. It's that simple. The same as buying alcohol or tobacco.

Yeah, but I don't think that was the point being made. The point being made is it's total BS (made to make money for the state) to have to worry about ID "expiring" in just a few years...

Smokey Joe
August 6, 2007, 08:26 AM
Pdowg 881-- Seems you did it right.I was polite the whole time and was just casually asking her what the reasons for not selling was forLet the opposition become flustered, impolite, and discourteous if they must. Sorry you had a hassle. But the nanny-staters firmly believe that they occupy the moral high ground, and behaving negatively in any way, only confirms this in their eyes.

BTW, hope you can find another source for cheap .22 ammo.

HKUSP45C
August 6, 2007, 08:30 AM
Just bought a couple bricks from the Super Wal*Mart nearby. The usual older fella who knows his guns wasn't there. Some young lady who looked barely old enough to buy ammo herself asks me the "Rifle or Pistol" question. I said "Both."
This totally confused her.
"It has to be for one or the other, sir."
"Nope," sez me, the smartalec. "It's for both a pistol AND a rifle. Got 'em in the truck. Going plinking. Wanna come along and see?"
She is even more flustered. "There's no button for both," she said. She was getting more and more distraught. "Can you just say it's for one or the other? Like, one box is pistol, and one is for the rifle?"
"Nope," I said. "I might mix them up and then where would I be? The wrong box with the wrong gun. It might be your fault."
"I can write PISTOL on one and RIFLE on the other," she helpfully suggests.
I let her.

I think it's important to point out that the poor folks ringing you up are just trying to do a job. They didn't write the policies, they just HAVE to follow them to remain employed. Say what you want about Wal-Mart's policies, wares and services but, they are still one of the largest US employers out there.

They allow those with little to no professional skills or experience the chance to make a fair wage and pay the rent. They also provide enormous opportunity for those same people to move up in the company if they show aptitude.

Oh, don't get me wrong, I don't think Wal-Mart does this out of benevolence. It's capitalism, pure and simple.

Jerking the kid behind the counter around is like hunting cows with a hammer. There's darn little sport in it and it's just mean besides.

So, while I whole-heartedly disagree with thier policies, I find it unfair and impolite to punish the cashier for my choice in buying something from their store.

My $0.02

FWIW I bought a 10/22 from my local Wally and I must say that as painful as the process of buying it was I saved a ton of money over even online purchase.

XD Fan
August 6, 2007, 08:35 AM
Evan Price, you are not a nice guy!:D:D

rhubarb
August 6, 2007, 08:47 AM
I went to Wal-Mart the other day to buy a box of .380. The Remington UMC was the cheapest at $13.99. As no one was at the gun counter, I went to the automotive department to ask for help. They said they'd send someone over. When nobody showed, I went to the electronics counter to ask for help. Still no help. I pulled out my cell phone and called Wal-Mart. By this time I was seated in a folding chair from a display in front of the gun counter. The nice lady who answered said she'd get someone right away. Finally, after 20 minutes, I realized that I was an idiot and left.

I then went to Johnny's True Value where they sell guns, reloading supplies, and had .380 Independence ammo for $12.99 per box. They also had the oil and filter I was going to buy at Wal-Mart. And I didn't have to wait in line at the checkout.

cambeul41
August 6, 2007, 08:55 AM
"Is this for a rifle or a pistol?"

"Yes."

"Yes, what?"

"Yes, it's for a rifle or a pistol"

"I'll just put down 'rifle'"

"Don't I look over 21?" (I'm 65.)

"Yes you do!" (With a tinge of exasperation)

I really must remember not to tease clerks who are just following policy.

Mr White
August 6, 2007, 08:56 AM
Every time I buy ammo at WM they ask if its for a pistol or a rifle. I'll say its for a machine gun or an assault weapon, depending on who's behind me in line. It rarely gets a rise from the clerk but it usually gets a reaction from the person behind me. :evil:

orionengnr
August 6, 2007, 09:17 AM
And I recently bought ten of those 550-round bulk packs in one purchase.

But now I have some imaginative responses, just in case...:)

jerkface11
August 6, 2007, 09:22 AM
Exactly what ammo CAN'T be used in a pistol?

Cannonball888
August 6, 2007, 09:24 AM
50 BMG :p

rxraptor02
August 6, 2007, 09:49 AM
I have been asked back in Michigan once almost 2 years ago. I told her rifle and was on my way. ( I was over 21 at the time).

I never have been asked the question since then.

Ohh Cannonball888,

check this out a 50 bmg pistol

http://airbornecombatengineer.typepad.com/airborne_combat_engineer/2005/01/the_maadi_griff.html

FieroCDSP
August 6, 2007, 09:53 AM
From the ATF Website:
http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#f4

(F7) May a licensee sell interchangeable ammunition such as .22 cal. rimfire to a person less than 21 years old? [Back]

Yes, provided the buyer is 18 years of age or older, and the dealer is satisfied that it is for use in a rifle. If the ammunition is intended for use in a handgun, the 21-year-old minimum age requirement is applicable.

[18 U.S.C. 922(b)(1), 27 CFR 478.99(b)]

We all know it in it's many forms, and as a licensee, Wal-mart, or any other place, can make a decision to not sell to less than 21. I think the law in this case is poorly written and non-applicable in todays world of carbines and .410 handguns. I know my company takes the view that any handgun capable ammo except 22lr is to be considered handgun only and not sold to under 21.

They need to change this law to read 18+for all ammo. Under this writing, you can simply lie that you're using the five boxes of 9mm in your carbine and then blast away with your stolen handgun. Ineffective laws should be done away with.

ambidextrous1
August 6, 2007, 10:01 AM
I suspect that Walmart's corporate attorneys have implemented new rules without explaining them to the employees thoroughly.

A few weeks ago, they started asking for my ID when purchasing beer - no ID, no beer!

It may be because I don't look my age; I'm 75, but don't look a day over 70.

I forgot: How old do you have to be to buy beer? 60 or 70? :scrutiny:

Mannlicher
August 6, 2007, 10:07 AM
Having delt with Wallyl World for many years, both as a customer and a vendor to them, its my conclusion that you might just as well take your custom to a retailer that you can deal with.

NCLivingBrit
August 6, 2007, 10:20 AM
As someone who worked in the Wally Sporting Goods dept, I can tell you not every clerk is clueless or disinterested. And not every customer knows what on Earth they are doing.

After having a guy whip a nickel PPK out of his pocket (no holster, price tag still swinging from the triggerguard), point it right at me (by accident, he was that clueless) and ask what kind of bullets he needed, I can understand their policies a bit. Doesn't make them any less retarded, but with some of their customers you need to have all your ducks in a row....

And I am pretty sure I could whistle out my backside. I haven't had a gun pointed at me for ages, I had forgotten how much it influences ones pucker reflex.

Neo-Luddite
August 6, 2007, 10:22 AM
'For rifle or pistol?'

NEITHER--I serve .22's with spinich and ranch dip!

Hey, write a letter to the monolith's HQ if you like. Even here in IL .22 ammo is considered rifle ammo--in many states it is specified as such by law mostly becasue it was formely illegal (pre-86) to travel across state lines with pistols (IIRC). The law allowed people from out of state to feed their .22 rifles on vacation and such. The age (18 vs. 21) issue while being separate, has always been somewhat mixed up with this out-of-date standard.

Deer Hunter
August 6, 2007, 11:13 AM
I've never been able to buy .22 LR ammo at walmart or academy for that very same reason. One clerk was being particularly rude to me when I asked why he can't sell it to me. He must have thought that I was some kind of punk-kid who didn't know anything (even though he was probably 5 years older, at the most) about firearms. So I kindly and calmly explained to him that according to this logic I cannot legally buy .308 ammunition, even though I am of the correct age requirments, simply because T/C has a handgun that fires this round.

pharmer
August 6, 2007, 11:25 AM
New WalMart COMPANY policy. And for those who profess to NEVER buy gun related itms from Wally, I get 550 copper plated rds (11 50 rd boxes) for about 10.60. Range I go to charges $3.00 per 50 rd box of unplated crap Rem thunderbolt. They get the $10/hr range fee until they compete. Or did capitalism get repealed? Joe

pdowg881
August 6, 2007, 11:48 AM
Thanks. i asked her if it was a company policy that had changed. Unfortnuately both her and her co-worker were annoyed that I even asked such a question. I really didn't have any other choice than to go there because I had no ammo and got called to go shooting sun. morning. All the gunstores were closed. Looks like I'm going to stop going to Wal-Mart. I'll just stock up from local gunstores. It just drives me nuts that the cheapest bulk pack the gun store said they had was 20$. But at least they know my face and respond when I ask a question.

#shooter
August 6, 2007, 11:51 AM
Our wally world does the same thing. Even the display of the reg asks if your 21 and the clerk will ask if it is for rifle or pistol.

Autolite
August 6, 2007, 11:55 AM
evan price, that was funny!! I know that the cashiers are just doing their jobs but when enforcing such ludicrous policies it's hard not to find the humour. I have no sympathy for WalMart employees. There are all sorts of employment where one is forced to comply with inane rules and codes. It's just part of what we all need to do to earn a living. OTOH, some people are so incomprehensibly stupid that it would be nearly impossible not to have a little bit of fun with them ...

M2 Carbine
August 6, 2007, 12:02 PM
I hardly buy anything gun related from Wal Mart because the gun shows are so much cheaper, but several years ago I was going to stock up on Fed 22 that was on sale.

The clerk asked if I was going to shoot the 22 in a rifle or handgun. The question actually comes up on the register.
I said what difference does it make? She said if I said a handgun, then she was required it ask for proof that I was 21.
I said I'm pushing 70 and if you can't tell I'm way past 21 I'm asking you for a date.:D

She rang up the ammo.

Blackbeard
August 6, 2007, 12:08 PM
OTOH, some people are so incomprehensibly stupid that it would be nearly impossible not to have a little bit of fun with them

Let's keep it high road here. It's the policy that's stupid. The employees are just unfamiliar with firearms.

johnQ
August 6, 2007, 12:23 PM
yeah, M2 Carbine, that is a classic example of not seeing the forest through the trees. they get so wrapped up in procedure that common sense never enters the equation.

MOSINS
August 6, 2007, 03:26 PM
Has anybody experienced this before or have any ideas what was going on?

They always ask for an ID, when I buy a couple .22 LR value pack 550 round brick ammo.

And they wanted to know, if it's for a pistol or rifle.

:D

Carl N. Brown
August 6, 2007, 04:54 PM
Federal gun law at Wal Mart depend upon whether the
clerk saw his or her shadow as they walked from the
parking lot to work that morning. Try again a different
day and you may get a different rule.

romma
August 6, 2007, 04:56 PM
FWIW, I have never been asked at Walmart about this...

kermit315
August 6, 2007, 05:11 PM
rather than clerks learning the rules, they get lazy and just say no.

quality of people working at walmart is showing. I dont think they are all this way, dont get me wrong, however there are quite a few bad apples IMO.

TechAlG
August 6, 2007, 06:54 PM
Last time I was in Wally World, I bought:

1 Pack of Camel Lights (box)
1 Box of WWB in .380 ACP
1 Can of Blaze Orange Spraypaint.

They never asked for ID until I got to the spraypaint?! Even the cashier was amused.

Harley Quinn
August 6, 2007, 07:10 PM
I am thinking the next time you want some 22 lr, take in your rifle and show them what it is for:eek:

HQ:D:D

obxned
August 6, 2007, 07:25 PM
Our local Wally has good, knowledgeable, and helpful people in Sporting Goods. The only time there is a problem is when these clerks are off the floor. Even then, an assistant manager usually gets things straightened out quickly and politely.

billybob44
August 6, 2007, 08:01 PM
The wally-world emps. are just following their rules. By Federal laws no person can buy a handgun, or ammo that will fire in a handgun, unless they are 21 or older. Off track, a little= I went to K-Mart a few years back, for a Ruger 10-22 on sale, and the counter person would not sell, untill the call came back from the Feds. on my back-ground check-even though it states on my Indiana CCW Permit that they Shall deliver to me any firearm. I almost told them to call a Cop, they were breaking the law==NOT Me!! HA!!

shc1
August 6, 2007, 08:51 PM
Friend of mine loves to tell em that the 9mm ammo he asks for goes in his machine gun.:p

Well it does!?!

Zundfolge
August 6, 2007, 09:13 PM
So you Walmart haters should just get your ammo at K-Mart.

Oh thats right ... they quit selling ammo after pressure from Michael Moore YEARS ago.

starshooter231
August 6, 2007, 09:28 PM
I myself am always amused by Wal-Mart. I have gone in and purchased ammo (9mm) and it is a hit or miss on whether or not I get "carded". I am 32 and look older most days. I remember 1 day I went into Wal-Mart and bought ammo paid at the sportinggoods counter, no questions asked, on the way out I grabbed an R rated movie while at the checkout counter (ammo in hand w/ receipt) got carded for the Movie. So being 19 and hassled about 22 ammo not that bad.

akodo
August 6, 2007, 10:13 PM
Billybob44 wrote "The wally-world emps. are just following their rules. By Federal laws no person can buy a handgun, or ammo that will fire in a handgun, unless they are 21 or older."

Sorry sir, that is not true. As someone posted a bit of the ATF faq line above, at 18-20 you can buy ammo that will fire in a handgun if the clerk is confident you are planning to use it in a rifle.

Otherwise, as many people have said, with Thompson or Encore style 'hand-rifles' being technically pistols and able to fire pretty much all standard rifle rounds, anyone 21 or under would be able to buy NO ammo

Justin
August 6, 2007, 10:52 PM
Oh geeze. WalMart? AGAIN?! Even the International Society for Flogging Deceased Equines is tired of this one.

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