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When did Walmart start asking for ID to buy ammo?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by HexHead, May 14, 2011.

  1. HexHead

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    Stopped in today to get some 9mm, and the clerk insisted I show ID. I was pretty put off by that.

    Then the woman at the door wanted to see my receipt, I barked at her "This is Walmart not Sam's, I'm not showing you ****" and just kept on walking.
     
  2. Jeff82

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    They've always been supposed to be doing that. Anytime handgun ammo is bought.
     


  3. wrenrj1

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    Be nice to old people.
     
  4. G30SF/F-250

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    So stop shopping there.:dunno:
     
  5. If I'm not mistaken Bloomberg had a hand in that, he simply asked them to do it and they complied.
     
  6. HexHead

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    Is it a Walmart rule or some new BATFE BS?
    I've been buying ammo there for years and never been asked that before. Not like you could possibly mistake me for under 21.

    I know here in TN they do that for beer in the supermarkets, but I've never been asked for ID anywhere to buy ammo before.
     
  7. pipedreams

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    Must be a local thing. I purchased ammo from our local store last week and all they ask was I a resident of the state. The store has a lot of out of state shoppers is the only reason they ask that. They always double bag the purchase and place the receipt in the bag.
     
  8. HexHead

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    She was no older than me. :rofl:
     
  9. MeefZah

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    :upeyes:
     
  10. Z1232K

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    Wait, the clerk checked your ID, which is something he is supposed to do....

    ....so you cussed at the woman, (also doing her job), on the way out the front door?


    Classy:upeyes:
     
  11. cruisermedic

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    My guess is that they have been caught selling to under age buyers. My local has never asked to my ID. Maybe a new person just setting a habit, if they ask for all id then they won't forget to ask when the buyer is under age.
     
  12. Bruce M

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    Seems a bit rude to me, of course no one asked me. At the Walmarts near here when the ammunition is scanned, the register asks the employee to verify the purchasers age as over 21. Oddly, or perhaps not, they never ask me. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, the last time I was "carded" at a bar I think Carter was still in office. Sigh.
     
  13. SIUC4

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    Being an a hole to people at wal-mart...your cool
     
  14. Glock_Wenc_21

    Glock_Wenc_21 DA BEARS!

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  15. gbhamm2

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    You have to be over 21 to buy handgun ammo...
     
  16. whitebread

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    I have never once been asked to show ID when buying ammo.
     
  17. I have to show ID anytime I purchase ammo just the joys of a FOID card.
     
  18. M2 Carbine

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    This is why they ask you what type of gun the ammo is for. If you say a handgun the next question is are you over 21.


    Instead of being a A-Hole to people that are just trying to make a living by doing what they are told to do, call Wal Mart headquarters and cuss them out.
     
  19. ScrappyDoo

    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

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    I don't have to show ID for ammo at the Walmart I buy from (which is across the river in PA, Jersey doesn't walmart ammo) BUT when buying ammo in NJ, you actually have to show your FID card and they (EVERYONE) records your info and what you're buying. And recently they're asking for your license to verify your FID card for recording purposes. It's ridiculous but it's the law I guess.
     
  20. G19Paul

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    Same for me today at WallyWorld here in GA. Bought 300 rounds (9mm) and was asked to show ID. They have a sign up on one of the ammo cabinet doors. Didn't get asked to show my receipt on the way out.

    There are several stores asking to show receipts now. I try NOT to comply like the rest of the sheep do. I tell them to get a manager and to show probable cause that I didn't pay for what's in my bag. I always get told to have a nice day. Think about it sheep! You are giving up your 4th amendment rights without even blinking. Really?

    They hear my opinion for sure, and then I try to find a different store the next time.