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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by David904, Oct 8, 2006.

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  1. David904

    David904 Member

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    I went and purchased 200 rounds of .45 ammo today from WalMart and the guy behind the counter asked me for my ID. I figured, "no big deal... I'm just getting carded like when I buy anything alcohol related." But then I got to thinking that I've never had to do this before. I mentioned this to the guy behind the counter and he stated that he was one of the bad guys who swiped cards whenever the machine asks for them. He then stated that it was solely for age checking purposes though.

    For some reason, this doesn't sit well with me. If I go to the package store and they want to check my age, they look at my birthdate on my ID, do some simple math and then return the card with a thank you.

    Now this just doesn't sit too well with me. I feel a little like something got pulled over on me. Am I being silly here?:scrutiny:
     
  2. erict

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    I joke with my wife about it. It appears to me that they add your lisence # in the CPU there.

    I tell her it's so they can track me on their "bad people" list. Who knows, maybe they are???
     
  3. NailGun

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    Yup...Uncle Sam (Walton) is keeping his eye on you.....:mad:
     
  4. Lou629

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    I had a similar situation this past week. I drove over to Pa. to go shooting with a long time buddy, and while there i needed to go to the local Wally-world for more ammo. The girl asked for my drivers license after i had swiped the visa card thru the machine. I asked her if i didn't look over 21 to her. I'm 52, but i don't look a day over ( or UNDER ) 45 :) Anyway, she told me that her wanting the ID was to compare signatures with the license and the visa receipt. According to her, their computers ask for these ID checks randomly, and the clerk has no choice. No big deal to me in any event, just my .02 on the recent experience.
     
  5. MachIVshooter

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    Wally world will check ID on any age restricted item. Spray paint, R-rated films-and ammo, since you have to be 18 or 21, depending on type and intended use. This is Federal law.
     
  6. Lou629

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    MachIV - This is news to me. Apparently it would be news to the wal-mart clerk i dealt with in PA too because my buddy, seperately buying the same ammo as i was, didn't get asked for his ID at all, but i did. It's the only reason i even remembered the incident when this thread got started here this afternoon. I have bought loads of ammo at other wally stores at other times and locations and never got the ID request before this past week. Go figure.
     
  7. RNB65

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    Wal Mart policy is to *always* check ID's for ammo sales since handgun ammo can't be sold to anyone under 21. However, most clerks ignore the ID check if the buyer is clearly old enough. Wally World has been my primary ammo supplier for years and I think I've been asked to show an ID once.
     
  8. Justin

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    Boy, I just can't get enough discussions about Wal*Mart.
     
  9. Glockfan.45

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    As many people on here who claim to hate Wal-Mart I am suprised how many of them continue shopping there :rolleyes: . Wa-Mart is not perfect but I buy most of my ammo there. Why you ask, Cost I cannot buy 100 rounds of .45auto at any gun store for any where near the price it sells for at W-M.
    Wal-Mart is not for, or against guns just profits. They have to cover their butts just like any other store. The ATF cracks down on them just as hard.
     
  10. Chipperman

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    Just show them the ID still inside the wallet. They can't swipe it that way.
     
  11. Valkman

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    I love these "this is the way it is" statements. Never been carded at WM for ammo - never. Never been asked what it's for. Federal law. :p
     
  12. spooney

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    We do this about every other month...OMG WAL-MART IS TAKING OVER THE WORLD BY TAKING OUR ID NUMBERS AND THEN TAKING GUNS OUT OF THEIR STORES!!!!1111!!!
     
  13. kludge

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    ...yet.
     
  14. >SHOCK<^>WAVE<

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    If those anti-gun A-holes didn't sue them in the first place they probably
    wouldn't be so vigilant about checking ID's in the first place. There probably one
    of the most gun friendly corporations there is outside of the gun industry itself.

    And you all damn well know they'd be selling those Norinco M-14's if they only could.
     
  15. Lupinus

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    Ahem

    It is not federal law to check ID. It is agianst the law sell to someone under age, there is no law period that says you have to check ID and certianly no law that says you have to check if the person is clearly over the required age.
     
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    I bought 540 rounds of ammunition at Wal*Mart this morning and didn't get asked for ID. :D
     
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    I buy a lot of ammo there, but not all of mine. Course, the 10% discount helps.....:)


    NOW YOU DID IT, SHOCK WAVE! :what: Got me thinkin....Hmmm 10 % of how much would they go out at....? :D Too bad they are doing away with layaway.
     
  18. 22-rimfire

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    If I use a credit card, I frequently get asked to provide my drivers license regardless of whether or not it is ammunition or milk (not always). I believe it is a price thing. I also believe it is their rule on certain items. Do you question the request if you buy beer or tobacco products?
     
  19. Handgun Midas

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    I buy the occasional box of 45's at Wallmart, and while I am usually carded, I have never removed my license from its see-through pocket and have never been asked to do so.

    I have, however, bought ammo at 2am and that's pretty frickin' cool.
     
  20. MachIVshooter

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    Federal law requires that you be 18 to buy long guns or ammunition and 21 to buy handguns or ammunition suitable only for handguns. When people under 21 buy handgun ammunition for use in a long gun, the sale is at the discretion of the salesperson.

    No, they are not required to ID you. But with the penalties they face for selling to underage persons, one should not be surprised that they do.
     
  21. TexasRifleman

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    I agree with you, but that whole swiping thing is worrisome to most people, there seems to be the possibility of record keeping going on without the buyers consent by the swiping.

    Who knows what information is recorded in Wal Marts system at that time.
     
  22. GregGry

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    I never get carded at the local walmart..
     
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    I don't care if they card me or not. Just like when I buy booze, getting carded is almost a compliment.

    And yes, this particular discussion on wal-marts is geting old :D
     
  24. MachIVshooter

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    I've never had that happen. They just look at the ID and punch in DOB.
     
  25. joab

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    My license is worthless for swiping.
    I intentioanally store them next to strong magnets to thwart Big Brother all's evil mind control scheme.

    Viva la Target !!
     
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