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I will no longer buy ammo from Dicks Sporting Goods

Discussion in 'Legal' started by DontBurnMyFlag, Jan 4, 2006.

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  1. DontBurnMyFlag

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    On my way home today I stopped by Dicks Sporting goods to pick up a box of 9mm for my Kel-tec Carbine. As I go in I see a sign that says "No one under 21 can purchase handgun calibers". I said, Ok , thats probably store policy or whatever.

    I ask for a box of Remington 9mm and the clerk asks for my ID, I thought sure, hes just checking my age. The clerk then proceeds to pull out a huge 3 ring binder. I see him start to write down my name, and I ask "whats all this?" He goes on to tell me that everyone who buys handgun ammunition is registered and documented!!! Names and I think addresses. I said "screw that, NJ is a hell-hole, Ill take my business to the gun store" and left Dicks.

    Now I left not because of paranoia or some reason along those lines. I dont feel that the Feds are going to kick down my door tomorrow if I put my name on a list. I just dont want to feed that whole "registration = less crime" crap. I am not about to put my name and address in some giant book and be listed as a possible "handgun owner." Otherwise known as Satan in NJ. I am not about to fuel the fire and participate in registration for a completly unknown and unneccesary reason.

    Now I know I will probably get replies in the form of "move", or as Standing Wolf likes to do, post www.Uhaul.com. :neener: I am well aware of the fact that NJ is awful and I will be moving after college. I am also well aware that I am a registered gun owner since I have a NJ FID and all that nonsense. Registration of gun owners bothers me too, but I can do very little about that. Registration of owners of a gun that shoots handgun calibers is completly insane.

    My two cents. I just thought Id share.
     
  2. esheato

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    Out here in CA, I have to sign a book for every pound of propellant I buy. Name, address, and use of the powder. Every time I fill it out, I want to put "creating explosives" as the use.

    I've asked before why it's necessary only at the one store and supposedly it's the sheriffs policy.

    Unfortunately for them, they let me fill out the information and whether or not I put the correct information is a different story. :neener:

    Ed
     
  3. Ohen Cepel

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    I don't know about NJ (exept that I don't want to be there).

    However, the ones here in MD are also weird to deal with and I try to avoid them. I think that's a good policy in most cases. I'm not trying to support the local real gun dealers as much as I can afford to:evil:
     
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    Ed,

    Are you sure? I've just bought 1lb of Lil'Gun last week. I didn't have to do that in San Jose.

    -Pat
     
  5. Bartholomew Roberts

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    That requirement you hate so much used to be part of federal law until it was removed by the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act.

    Strange to see someone decided to revive it on their own initiative.
     
  6. Crom

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    I've bought Ammo from Dick's Sporting Goods stores in both Missouri and Kansas and never had to fill out any forms. Maybe it's a local thing? :confused:
     
  7. palerider1

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    I bought ammo from Dick's a week ago. some .45 federal hydroshocks. the guy just looked at my permit and gave me the ammo. i live here in NY state,,,just above you,,,. i dont like all the paperwork either, but i believe in the concealed carry permit, as much as everyone may hate it, it sure keeps the riff raff out. imagine if anyone , reguardless of criminal background, could buy a handgun and carry a handgun. you would have every criminal in the world packing a gun. not that it stops them if they really want one, but it makes it a little harder and if caught they go to jail. we do need a checks and balance system. dont get me wrong, i am a law abiding citizen, and if my government said i couldnt have a handgun, i would be seriously , well i couldnt even describe it. it is part of our constitution to own guns, but for people with certain felonies, or crimes, i believe that it is good that the government has laws which provide for "no gun privlages". there is a fine line between the "left" and the "right" which i believe we need to follow, not only to guarantee our rights, but also guarantee the safety of the public. crucify me if you wish, and i know there are alot of anti gun people who would like to take our rights away,,,,i am not one of them, but i believe in level headed balance.

    just my thoughts and opinion though,
    THANK GOD FOR THE NRA!!!!!!!!!

    PALERIDER1
     
  8. mountainclmbr

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    Move to a free state! Do business with free people!

    I limit my travel to the "Blue"states. Only for business that benefits me and if I can't help it.

    I don't buy from companies in the "Blue" states.

    It is interesting that the leftists in media labeled the states Blue and Red. The Blue color means "friendly" in the military and Red means "Enemy".

    Since this is the left wing "up is down and left is right" philosophy it is no surprise that Socialism is right "Blue" and FREEDOM is evil "Red".

    I think that any business I do with prisoners of "Blue" states empowers Socialist governments due to the taxes they extract. This harms me since it helps expand the power of socialists.

    Freedom is under attack. You can really fight the socialists without firing a shot. For now at least!
     
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    Well atelast you have the option of buying handgun ammo

    Ruston wally-world no longer stocks handgun ammo :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:
     
  11. John Hicks

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    I don't buy anything from them since they took over the local Galyans. Galyans sold handguns and handgun ammo. They also sold handgun accessories.

    When Dicks moved in, they immediately discontinued handgun sales "as a matter of store policy". Then the handgun ammo decreased in size, then the accessories (holsters, cleaning kits, etc) disappeared.

    I won't so much as buy a water bottle from them. They've got their political agenda, I've got my money agenda. The two no longer intersect :)

    jh
     
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    If I were in New Jersey, I'd buy ammo locally from Eric the Ammoman. www.ammoman.com
     
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    i just reload,this is a police state,nj does not want you to own a gun.trenton does not care about your freedom your rights or liberty.its the peoples republic of new jersey.AKA the commies next door.i think they have more freedoms in russia.
     
  14. DontBurnMyFlag

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    and the kicker is that the clerk said "You dont want to register!?!?"

    He said is like it was an honor and a privelage. :barf:

    Oh well, and to whomever it may concern. I cross into friendly territory (PA) every week to go to my girlfriends house. I visit the same 2 gun stores every week if i can. Free state (to an extent) good people and prices.
     
  15. Standing Wolf

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    Well, possibly a vacation in the United States would help.

    Seriously: Dick's doesn't seem interested in anything but our dollars. I can think of lots of places to buy ammunition that treat us like citizens and friends, not just sources of revenue.
     
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    It doesn't matter which state you're in. Buying from Dicks Sporting Goods
    is the same here in Colorado. I just went to the other side of the highway
    to the Sportsmans Warehouse where you can buy as much ammo as you want without store policy imposing limits or writing your info in their own little binder! They don't need my business.
     
  17. Kim

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    I wonder what the crime rate espically murder with a firearm was before lets say 1968 in this great country of ours. Was it less than now. If so (and I believe it was) espically if you look at the 1950's what in the heck has any of the gun control laws done to decrease that crime? Sorry I do not think any gun control laws do anything to reduce crme. And there is no credible evidence that it does. Why do I say this. Well I happend to buy "Firearms and Violence" a very boring scientific review done on the behest of Clinton by the National Research Council printed in 2005. Now this study had all anti's except one. But they apparently had scientific integreity and they could not site one gun control law that definately decreased crime. Sure they said they did not necessarity have enough scientific studies but nothing to this date can scientifically be shown to decrease crime. NOTHING. Including barring felons, background checks. NOTHING. Except maybe gun court for minors kinda like drug court for that age group. So see I don't buy into any of it. The book is available costs 40.00 or so dollars and is boring. You can order it from the National Research Council of the National Academies. The study did not show what Clinton thought it would if read objectively.:eek:
     
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    Life is sure one dang frustration after another. Gas goes up 30 freakin' cents a gallon this morning, 20 minutes BEFORE I decide I needed gas. Then I gotta read an 11 page diatribe about how, in 30 years, I'm gonna need to wear a burhka, (the women finally were bored enough by the poppinjay hadji opportunists,) and cut their asses off. (We know which head drives the body, don't we guys).

    Then, because I think the Catholics were right, (There Is A Purgatory!. Why? Because, why else would I be writing this crap on a keyboard that dispenses tumors on my tendons, I have to be in Purgatory). I discover what's worse, is the Catholics were right. Oy!

    Then I read this thread. I think I'll go to bed, drink some more brandy.
    I'll put it to a vote. Bed or Brandy.
     
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    gee and go figure this there is no way to email the store to complain from thier website. translation to me is they know there wrong and dont want to hear about it. they think if they ignore there customers problems the customer will put up with it and keep buying there. well guess gun owners need to stop shopping there i know i will from now on.
    as for wal-mart here where i live they have a nice supply of ammo and a decent sporting good selection not as nice as most gun stors but decent and they are now ccw friendly. but then again here on the oh wv border guns for hunting and other outdoor recreation is almost a way of life.
     
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    Positive. Only in Butte County though.

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  21. mattx109

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    The Dick's here in Vermont doesn't put your name in a book for ammo, but they do take and file a photocopy of your driver's license when you buy a firearm.

    I worked there for about a week during college, found out about that, and promptly quit.
     
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    did you quit because of that or the drug test..........lol ..........just kidding my friend.... have a great day,
    palerider1
     
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    What's your point? I fail to see a problem with this.
     
  24. Mad Chemist

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    Whaaat?:what:
    DO you stay away from Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins too?
    I live in a supposedly "blue" state.(OR) When I go to my local Bi Mart for HG ammo the clerks usually ask some questions.
    "What kind of pistol you shootin?"
    "Goin' plinkin' today?"
    "That cheap stuff works for you? It makes my gun choke."

    Most of us here didn't vote for President Bush.
    Big deal.
    That doesn't make me a bloody socialist.:fire::cuss: :banghead: :(
    Wanna know something, GW isn't half the man Ronald Reagan was.
    Wanna know something else, you shouldn't let simplistic media stereotypes influence the way you think.
    Do NOT assign labels to me. I extend this same courtesy to everyone else on this board and expect no less in return.

    JH-Proud Libertarian
     
  25. palerider1

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    How can you fail to see the point?.................everyones point?????????? how about if a drunk driver killed someone in your family? should he be allowed to drink?, should he be allowed to drive?,,,,mayby the felon who lives next door to you who has been convicted of armed robbery of two liquour stores because he's a crack addict wants a .45..........that would be ok with you then right..........no rules????????? i'm not trying to be in a fight with you, but most level-headed gun owners would agree with me and not let just anyone have a gun............and these are the same people that along with me would not have their guns taken away...............know the difference and vote the difference.

    paleridr1
     
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