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Walmart and Guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lupinus, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Lupinus

    Lupinus Well-Known Member

    New WalMart ID Policy

    Just a heads up on another new WalMart policy.

    On Friday I was in my local wally world getting a box of .22's and some other stuff. I was informed that it is now WalMart policy that any item that has an age restriction now requires ID to be swiped, no exceptions. This includes alcohol, tobacco, R rated movies, ammo, etc. I finally managed to get through the various phone calls confirming this is indeed corporate policy.

    Sucks, around here walmart is the only place with decent practice ammo at anywhere near a decent price. 12 dollars vs 20 for a bulk pack of .22 remington for example.

    Just figured I'd share so no one else is surprised.
  2. hpg

    hpg Well-Known Member

    I purchased a brick last night, no I.D required at the Wal-Mart in Glasgow,Ky........hpg
  3. Feud

    Feud Well-Known Member

    They've been carding me for ammunition for several months now when I buy ammo there. Luckily, Bass Pro Shop is closer and almost as cheap!
  4. Lupinus

    Lupinus Well-Known Member

    Carding isn't a problem, I'm used to that.

    Its the swiping my drivers license through the reader on the register.

    Do KY drivers licenses have the little reader strip on the back? If so I wonder if they just lied to me.
  5. jakk280rem

    jakk280rem Well-Known Member

    i agree. carding is a non-issue. swiping my id for a legal purchase is a little orwellian for my taste. thank god for cheaper than dirt.
  6. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    :confused: Is this in a certain state? They can "swipe" my ID all they want, it won't do them any good.
  7. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    I believe that carding on ammo sales has always been required by WM. But it's universally ignored by everyone who has worked behind the gun counter for more than a week. The only time I've ever been carded was by clerks who were obvious brand new to sporting goods and had another WM clerk hanging over their shoulder showing them exactly what to do.
  8. Zach S

    Zach S Well-Known Member

    I first heard about it here from a CA member.

    I dont know if the police cars still have the swipe thing in thm to read the barcaode on my license, but they never worked from what I unsderstand. They just type the license # in.

    If they didnt work in what they wer supposed to, I dont think its going to work in a CC reader.

    I got a couple of valuepacks and some mini-mags at WM last night, just got carded. Some of the guys in sporting goods dont bother anymore. Almost always get carded for smokes, but no swiping of the DL for them either.

    "Wal-Mart corporate policy" varies from store to store. Sometimes its different at one store, depending on who's working.
  9. TonyB

    TonyB Well-Known Member

    In the past when I did get ammo at WM,it depended who was working on whether or not they ID'ed.....haven't gotten ammo there in a while..their prices are not that great these days.They always asked for a date of birth though,I always gave 12/25/1947....I'm only 40,but they never said a thing.
    But I still love wal mart..anywhere you can buy underwear,a canned ham and bullets at 2am.....sign me up!;)
  10. Kino74

    Kino74 Well-Known Member

    Why does anyone buy from Walmart in the first place? Why support a company that sells crappy guns to begin with and doesn't care about us? Look take some time and shop around, you can find anything you want and without using a Chinese company front like Walmart. Check out gun shops that actually care about our rights.
  11. Treo

    Treo member

    Bought 200 rnds of WWB .40 last night only card they were interested in was the debit card
  12. DKA

    DKA Well-Known Member

    Bought brick of 22's last week and no ID Check.
  13. Lupinus

    Lupinus Well-Known Member

    these results are interesting

    I'll have to follow up with this, cause that would mean I have a manager blowing smoke up my rear
  14. RNB65

    RNB65 Well-Known Member

    A few years ago I was in Wal Mart at Nags Head, NC. I wheeled a cart up to the checkout register with a bottle of sunscreen, some Diet Dew, chips, salsa, and 2000 rounds of Federal #8 target load. It was the middle of summer and all of the local WM's were sold out of target loads. The Nags Head store had an entire shelf full and I bought every box they had.

    I didn't get carded. But I think I scared a couple of years off the life of the high-school age girl working the register.
  15. drphil

    drphil Well-Known Member

    Just picked up some .22 and 9mm today. No ID swiped.
  16. craig

    craig Well-Known Member

    i bought some .45 and 9mm from the wally world here today. no i.d. check.

    Kino74... i have checked out the local shops. the local shops wanted $95.00 more for a 10/22 than wally world, and it wasn't a crappy gun. same model number on both boxes.

    also, i had one of the local shops tell me that the wwb 9mm they sold was better than wally worlds that's why it was $7.00 more a box. we then compared lot numbers on the wally world box, and the box he was selling. they matched.

    i crossed this shop off of my "places to buy from" list.
  17. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Well-Known Member

    I'm betting you have a manager blowing smoke - I'm in MD, and I've had clerks ask me for my ID on occasion, but there's nothing for them to swipe, even if they wanted to. No barcode, nothing.
  18. M203Sniper

    M203Sniper member

    Try the internet.
  19. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Well-Known Member

    I bought some .22's a week or two ago - ID check, but no swiping.

    It wouldn't have done him a lick of good anyway, I don't need to get the license with all the info in the barcode until about 2013...

    I work in a drugstore, we have to swipe all ID's for any Sudafed sales now. So at least in OUR system, here's how the old licenses like mine work: The barcode won't bring up ANY info. Buuut - we have to type it all in the FIRST time. Then for any LATER purchases, whatever we typed in stays on record. Hmm...

    Now, NEW NC licenses have all the info 'in' the barcode already, and offhand I recall that FL and SC licenses have at least some of the info in the code (or stripe we run through the credit card reader).

    BTW, this was in a border town between two states, but there must not be any people from my side shopping there much - took the poor guy 5 minutes to find my birthdate...

    Now, I'm not saying how WAL-MART does it because I don't know! But, FYI: the whole purpose of drugstores scanning licenses for Sudafed/PSE sales is to keep a database of who buys it, when, and where!!!
  20. neviander

    neviander Well-Known Member

    I got carded at the Wal-Mart here in Kilgore, TX when I asked for a box of .22s, 50, not a brick (testing extraction and ejection on a .22 rifle I haven't fired in years) and the clerk asked me if it was for a hand gun :confused: I said "no, it's for a rifle" with a bewildered look on my face.

    I realize that that is none of his cotton pickin' business and he really has no business asking that, but I'm really not the type to get huffy about something inconsequential like that.

    Anybody else have that question asked them at Wal-Mart?

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