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Identification!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by powwowell, Feb 27, 2009.

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  1. powwowell

    powwowell Member

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    I had a new experience Wednesday afternoon. I accompanied the wife, when she visited the Goldsboro, NC WalMart. I thought I would check out their ammo selection and "lo and behold", they had some Blazer Brass .40! I purchased two boxes. Before she would take my money, the clerk asked for identification. I showed her my drivers license and we exchanged my money for her receipt. I asked her, what would have happened, if I had refused to show her my ID? She said she would have refused to sell me the ammo! I responded that I couldn't believe that things had come to this. I said that this must be something like what Nazi Germany must have been in the 1930s. She was a bit taken aback, and I assured her that my remark was not directed at her, but at WalMarts policy and things in general. I wonder if I may live to see the day that "papers" are required to purchase items, travel, etc.?
     
  2. Pulse

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    you are angered over the fact that WalMart any most other stores have to take any and all precautions they can, because otherwise they would be sued in to tiny little bits?

    considering that WalMart has been sued couple of times, i am suprised that they even still sell Ammo.
     
  3. nofishbob

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    I wonder if the clerk just needed to see your DL to confirm you were old enough to buy ammo intended for a handgun.

    WM always asks me my age and if the ammo is for a handgun.

    Bob
     
  4. D94R

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    Bingo.
     
  5. 230RN
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    230RN Marines raising the left-leaning Pisa tower.

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    But, but.... since when is brass "ammo?"

    I realize they probably have a simplified policy so their clerks don't have to be gun experts, but that seems a little "out of range."

    (And thanks for giving the location. It's kind of annoying when someone posts new, fresh info and doesn't say where it happened.)

    Terry, 230RN
     
  6. statelineblues

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    Haven't tried to buy a plane ticket or taken a cruise ship lately, have you?
     
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    230RN: Blazer Brass is a product line of fully loaded ammo, not just reloading components.

    http://www.blazer-ammo.com/blazer_brass.aspx

    The times I've purchased ammo at a WalMart, I've seen "check ID" flash up on the register, so it's probably coded as part of the transaction process.
     
  8. Hawk

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    Young guy, hunh?

    http://www.gunlawnews.org/FOPA-86.html

    Hang around some folks long enough and you'll wind up convinced FOPA was nothing more than the Hughes amendment.

    Note that between 68 and 86 there was actual record keeping as opposed to age verification.
     
  9. CoRoMo

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    Get over it

    They also need to verify your age when you buy...

    spray paint :eek:

    alcohol :what:

    tobacco :uhoh:

    ...and believe it or not, but the paint counter at Home Depot keeps the small razor scrapers behind their counter to keep little kids from getting their hands on them.:scrutiny:
     
  10. Duke of Doubt

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    You guys still go into a Walmart?
     
  11. deadin

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    Well, where I live, it's the only choice. There are no other stores of that type (Cosco, Fred Meyers, etc.) within about 70 miles. Walmart is only 25 miles away. I hate the crowds, but they do have the best prices around.
    Example: The cat food my cat likes is .78 per can locally. .mid .60's at the Safeway and Top Foods (25 miles away). WalMart, .58 per can.
     
  12. powwowell

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    A few other facts: 1) In my life time I've never been asked for ID when purchashing ammunition. This was a first. 2) I've been told that I look young for my age, but I'm 62 years old. 3) Yeah! I was very surprised when asked for the ID. In fact I was offended. 4) Yeah! I went on a cruise last November. I don't think that a cruise ship, that is visiting other nations, a ship with over 2,000 passengers and crewmen, can be equated with purchasing a hundered rounds of .40 calber ammo, by an American citizen in an American store.

    Individual freedom is losing out to the American populace's desire for safety and security. Some seem to be saying the hell with your freedom, give me my safety.

    By the way, isn't it just as sensible to have more gun control, as it is to have controls on dynamite, fertilyzers and even lye? I bet readers of this forum think not!
     
  13. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    We have had many threads discussing why retailers ask for identification.

    Retailers have the freedom to set whatever policies they like. You have the freedom to shop elsewhere.
     
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