Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Trey Veston, Apr 21, 2021.
Makes me wonder what kind of clientele they've had in the past.
Yea to be fair, the stores that are picky about making sure you can even buy the gun before letting you handle it probably have had too many failed transactions in the past that they view it a waste of time to let any customer handle the merchandise and possibly decide to buy it, only for them to fail the 4473.
The reason most of us find this treatment unpleasant is because we're so familiar and on equal grounds when it comes to firearms that there's no need to treat us like we're "everyone else". but when a store has too many "Everyone else" i can see why they get picky about this stuff.
My small town guy is the same; although I will give him a minimum and let him go from there; he got an extra $100 on a used G19 for me so I was happy.
Interesting. Especially since an error on the other end (NICS) or any number of other clerical errors can cause this, of no fault of the potential customer. What is the legal justification of this? "Services rendered"?
Politicians just pass these vague, ill defined, social program laws, that contradict each other, ( except on odd number days and Tuesdays!) and we get mad at the people who are supposed to implement them.
That's just plain silly.
Will they give you a $100 break on the purchase price if it goes through the first time?
Hey! Fair is fair, yes?
Me thinks I would spend my money elsewhere.....
If you carry it and shoot someone, the store let you do it... so its the stores fault. Changing hands is proof some declaration of safety was given.
Also, a spree shooting where you let the crazy walk to the "middle of the store where the most carnage could be inflicted while carrying a weapon of war that doesn't belong on our streets" (thats what the D's will be saying on the news) is a consideration.
I can't say for certain, but I would bet a NICS denial charge their insurance contract or agent says something to that effect.
My response would be “Let’s carry it together! Your left hand and my right hand. ”
I wonder about the legality of collecting that $200.00.
I thought it was strange. The employee was a nice guy and apologized for the ridiculousness.
Last time I purchased anything there.
A. I thought I was pretty clear when I said that I was walking INTO the store with MY pistol in the factory S&W case. I have been walked out the door when buying a new gun plenty of times. Also dumb, but whatever.
B. I was pointing out the reality and absolute facts of the situation. This is the new insanity that we are surrounded by. There is no common sense or reality; only feelings and optics.
Sad to see so many gun owners defending such insanity.
Unfortunately, it is quite simple. I am not sure what the percentage actually is, but, it IS more than you think.
There are many ________ people that will walk into the store with the exact same scenario........and yes....you guessed it....WITH a LOADED FIREARM.
A chain store in my area had a similar policy ; I was told it was due to an AD incident in one of their stores. I'd imagine the insurance carrier was involved.
The difference between the gun in the case and the one you are carrying is - the assumption is that the cased gun is going to be handled in the store. Management wants to have control of that. There is also an assumption that the loaded carry gun will not be handled - inn fact there is probably a hard rule about that.
While it is true that these rules and procedures can be a nuisance , it is also true that one mistake can put a store out of business. It is also true that taking the college aged female staffer to task is pointless. She is just doing her job , and may well find the situation intimidating. Bringing up the "loaded pistol on [your] hip" did not benefit the situation in any way. A simple "yes ma'am" would have been a more polite way to respond to the young lady.
Their legal department is fueling that. Can you imagine the size of check they'd have to write if someone got hurt or killed?
Except for extremely small LGS, everywhere I've ever purchased a gun I was escorted out the front door by someone who carried the gun for me.
The time I had to take a rifle back into Walmart (in the box) because they forgot to take the trigger lock off, I called ahead and let them know. Apparently that wasn't communicated to the door greeter because she about fell off her stool. She was nearly frantic on the 2-way asking for management to come. I waited patiently though and I think the lady finally realized I wasn't trying to pull anything.
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