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007BondJamesBond007
March 25, 2009, 04:34 PM
I was getting 22lr a 22mag at the Walmart and was ask by the clerk if it was for hand gun or rifle? What diffrence doe it make? Why do they care?

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lucky_fool
March 25, 2009, 04:41 PM
Because if it's going in a pistol you have to be 21 but if it's going in a rifle you only have to be 18. And nobody ever lies...

Funderb
March 25, 2009, 04:42 PM
+1 to the above. they stopped asking around here and started ONLY selling to those over 21 regardless if someone is going to use it in a rifle.


that pisses me off.

RP88
March 25, 2009, 04:51 PM
it's why I'm holding off on a .22LR for two more weeks/21st b-day along with a handgun. No point in getting a gun you can't shoot.

It makes sense to go with it that way, though. I mean, any handgun ammo out there has rifles or other long guns chambered in it. Makes for some interesting ambiguity.

catspa
March 25, 2009, 05:46 PM
The last time I bought ammo from Walmart was a long time ago, but the clerk asked me the same question, and I said, "None of your business." Then she said she couldn't sell me the ammo if I didn't choose, and I asked to speak to her supervisor. Supervisor comes over, and I say to him, "I don't think I should be required to declare what I'm going to shoot this ammo out of." He turns to the clerk and says, "Just punch in "rifle" and get on with it." He walks away, she punches in "rifle", I pay the total and down the road I go.

They know it's stupid, but their company requires it.

Parker

jephthai
March 25, 2009, 06:02 PM
Complain to Wal-Mart corporate, not the vest at the counter. All they know is that their register asks rifle or handgun. There are tons of things that the register asks about, and they don't know the reasons why. Furthermore, there is no option but the two choices.

So have a heart and tell 'em rifle. You don't shop there for the cashiers' knowledge of gun laws, nor their expert training, nor their customer service (be honest, now -- You like customer service, but prices matter more).

Someone at Wal-Mart Corporation makes the decisions about what cashiers are expected to know and what not. I imagine that if you were looking at training in several hundred thousand cashiers around the world with a variety of education and understanding, you might just leave it uncomplicated too.

-Jephthai-

bigfatdave
March 25, 2009, 06:04 PM
"art project"

Please keep in mind that the counter drone at the store isn't responsible for the silly policy, so harassing them isn't going to do anything but make you look like a [non high road person]. Even the manager at a big box retailer has limited authority. I just got into the habit of stating "some of this is for pistol" with all ammo purchases.

Jorg Nysgerrig
March 25, 2009, 06:07 PM
See this thread:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=428629

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