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#1 S-12 Pauly

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:25 PM

So I'm in wallyworld checking the price on some stuff & I walk by the ammo section. I see they're down to 2 boxes of 9mm, so I pick them up.
I look up however, & notice a new sign stating "Due to federal law we check ID for all handgun ammo"

WTF is this?
When was this law passed?
Do they record IDs now so they know who's house to raid first later during the confiscations?

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:36 PM

In Texas you have to be 18 to purchase long gun ammo and 21 to purchase handgun ammo. That's Texas law, as I understand it, but I don't know as I'm well over 21.

As far as federal law, I really don't know . . . :unsure:

ETA: I just re-read your post more carefully . . . That HAS to be bullshit! I'm only asked for ID when I'm clean shaven and the clerk doesn't know me. I do not believe they "have to" though.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:36 PM

it`s required that you be at least 18 years old in most states;but some states(i.e.)california,and some municipalities are passing these crazy laws in overnight sessions.what ever happened to privacy right`s?check your local laws,then check the guy at the counter when he tries that again!store policy doesn`t override state law!

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:37 PM

So I'm in wallyworld checking the price on some stuff & I walk by the ammo section. I see they're down to 2 boxes of 9mm, so I pick them up.
I look up however, & notice a new sign stating "Due to federal law we check ID for all handgun ammo"

WTF is this?
When was this law passed?
Do they record IDs now so they know who's house to raid first later during the confiscations?


Ummmm...honestly? 1968. Stores just check age...they don't actually record your ID lol. Unless of course you live in one of those commie states that they follow every piece of ammo you buy. The minimum ages were always supposed to be verified by photo ID when you purchased ammo...sometimes though places don't follow the rules.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:42 PM

It's just a visual check to verify age. It is not scanned like in liquor stores. Pennsylvania.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:43 PM

That's bullshit, sounds like an uninformed manager trying to bullshit their way into enforcing a policy they would get more shit for trying to impose. I guess they figure if they put up a sign "this store requires ID for all ammo" people would complain to them, and they figure if they lie and it says "law" more people will go along with it (although grudgingly).

It's probably just that store too. I buy ammo at the Wal Mart in Easton, PA every so often and they only check for age. I'm 23 and they never ask for ID, I guess the beard makes me look older.

You should call up the manager and ask him what new law they passed, or just straight up give him crap for being a liar.

If they want to strictly enforce the age check and make sure they card everyone anyway, even if they look well over 18/21, they're more than within their rights to do so. Some places here do that for cigarettes, like they card everyone even if they're 60 years. Kinda stupid, but, if that's how they wanna do things...but at least they have a sign about it and says "store policy" - There's no reason to be liars about it and pretend there's some newfangled law that says so. That's what I'd take issue with.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:44 PM


So I'm in wallyworld checking the price on some stuff & I walk by the ammo section. I see they're down to 2 boxes of 9mm, so I pick them up.
I look up however, & notice a new sign stating "Due to federal law we check ID for all handgun ammo"

WTF is this?
When was this law passed?
Do they record IDs now so they know who's house to raid first later during the confiscations?


Ummmm...honestly? 1968. Stores just check age...they don't actually record your ID lol. Unless of course you live in one of those commie states that they follow every piece of ammo you buy lol. The minimum ages were always supposed to be verified by photo ID when you purchased ammo...sometimes though places don't follow the rules.


Well then I guess that would explain my occurrences.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:03 PM

Seems like each store/chain can institute their own "laws".
Last time I bought a rifle from Dick's I needed to be "escorted" to my truck by a 17 year old clerk. Posted Image

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:05 PM

Seems like each store/chain can institute their own "laws".
Last time I bought a rifle from Dick's I needed to be "escorted" to my truck by a 17 year old clerk. Posted Image

It was for my own safety of course.Posted Image


LOL yeah, I love it. Here in NJ they do that too, I call it, the walk of shame. They also make you fill out that thing about gun safety? God I hate lawyers! :lolol:

It sucks, but a brand new Mossy 500 for $249, I couldn't pass it up!

Of course, two weeks later I saw the same gun at a Wal Mart in PA for $177 on sale :ded:

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:41 PM

I was recently visiting family in NY and bought some .22LR to shoot out of my 10/22 I keep up there. When I went to by the ammo in Wal-Mart, they had a sign that read, "PISTOL PERMIT REQUIRED FOR ALL HANDGUN AMMUNITION PURCHASES"

I didn't quite understand that, because I don't know how they could tell if you had a carbine, or a lever gun, etc. Luckily the little chick behind the counter didn't ask me for any type of permit. New York will probably be the first State to issue a Speech Permit, in order to regulate your First Amendment right of free speech.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:49 PM

You think thats bad, I looked before I posted because I was going to link it. But I heard(may be bullshit talk on the street) but some one I knew that worked for wal-mart said they keep a database of gun sales with photos of all the gun sales and share them with the batf. Like I said I dont know if its fact(but I wouldnt put it past wal-mart and there bullshit), but I dont like wal-mart so I dont buy guns there and I shop there as little as possible lol.

My question when I heard that was. Why would they even do that? They have to do back ground checks and the gun is registered to you threw the batf anyways. But who knows, only one could guess.



And I have always been asked for ID anytime I buy ammo at a large retailer....even gander mountain before....maybe I just look like a prick I dunno.



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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:00 PM

i have to show my FOID card every time i buy ammo in illinois. when i buy it over the border in wisconsin they usually don't ask for id at all.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:00 PM

Last time I bought a rifle from Dick's I needed to be "escorted" to my truck by a 17 year old clerk. Posted Image

It was for my own safety of course.Posted Image


Some stores around here do that too.

If they only knew I was already carrying two guns at the time anyway . . . :rolleyes:
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:07 PM

Seems like each store/chain can institute their own "laws".
Last time I bought a rifle from Dick's I needed to be "escorted" to my truck by a 17 year old clerk. Posted Image

It was for my own safety of course.Posted Image


i bought a stoeger p350 pistol grip 18&1/2 barrel pump shotgun last summer in tampa,fla. and all they did is walk me fromthe register to the door(about 10foot).

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:10 PM


Last time I bought a rifle from Dick's I needed to be "escorted" to my truck by a 17 year old clerk. Posted Image

It was for my own safety of course.Posted Image


Some stores around here do that too.

If they only knew I was already carrying two guns at the time anyway . . . :rolleyes:



lol and whats to stop you from turning around and walking right back in with the gun! :rolleyes:



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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:35 PM

Wow! I'm glad I get my ammo from sportsman's guide, ammunition to go, cheaper than dirt, and able ammo. I bought one gun at Gander Mountain a .410 pump for wifey and I'll never waste an hour of my life doing that again. My rule of thumb is try to support your local gun/ammo dealers and NEVER spend a dime at Ball-Fart!
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:39 PM

Wow! I'm glad I get my ammo from sportsman's guide, ammunition to go, cheaper than dirt, and able ammo. I bought one gun at Gander Mountain a .410 pump for wifey and I'll never waste an hour of my life doing that again. My rule of thumb is try to support your local gun/ammo dealers and NEVER spend a dime at Ball-Fart!



I also have only purchase one gun at Ganderripoff too. Never again. I actually got a decent price on it, not too much over what I could have got some place else. But I indeed could have saved some money, and if not, Ive decided Id rather support the little guy.



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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:38 PM



Last time I bought a rifle from Dick's I needed to be "escorted" to my truck by a 17 year old clerk. :lolol:

It was for my own safety of course.:lolol:


Some stores around here do that too.

If they only knew I was already carrying two guns at the time anyway . . . :rolleyes:



lol and whats to stop you from turning around and walking right back in with the gun! :rolleyes:


Well certainly not having ammunition unavailable to you. They do, generally, ask you if you need a case/holster or any AMMO for the gun you are purchasing . . . :lolol:
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 10:48 PM

Whenever I buy ammoI have to go through the hassle of showing them my MONEY!!!! HAHA ya poor bastards!!! Montana Rocks! Just went to Wally-World yesterday and bought ALL of their 12g Slugs and 250 rounds of 9mm with no more than money and a smile!

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 10:51 PM

Whenever I buy ammoI have to go through the hassle of showing them my MONEY!!!! HAHA ya poor bastards!!! Montana Rocks! Just went to Wally-World yesterday and bought ALL of their 12g Slugs and 250 rounds of 9mm with no more than money and a smile!



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Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:36 AM

My local Walmart in Levittown has the sign but they don't ask me.

When I'm in NJ and try to get ammo at Dicks they want the NJ FID card for handgun ammo..

Some YOUNG clerks their don't know the difference and ask me.. then I school them... Posted Image

I buy only rifle ammo usually so no biggie.. Another place wants the NJ FID for all ammo purchases.. Posted Image

I know another place in NJ that used to write down your FID card number in a log and what you bought.. Posted Image

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:35 AM

...and I was just thinking how nice it was that the sportsmans guide upgraded my order and instead of sending me 500 rounds of brown bear the day before yesterday for the $93 they sent me silver bear for that price....never mind I waited a month or two for that 9mm lol
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:38 AM

I buy only rifle ammo usually so no biggie.. Another place wants the NJ FID for all ammo purchases.. Posted Image

I know another place in NJ that used to write down your FID card number in a log and what you bought.. Posted Image


According to state law, they are required to by law for all sales of handgun ammo if the handgun ammo is not being immediately used on a range upon the premises.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:02 AM

When u buy online don't they ask for a faxed copy of your DL anyways? I really don't care since I get carded even for Mature rated video games..lol..yea I'm 31!

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:05 AM

When u buy online don't they ask for a faxed copy of your DL anyways? I really don't care since I get carded even for Mature rated video games..lol..yea I'm 31!


I have never been asked for a copy of my DL while buying ammo online. Some web sites do have in small print while buying that states you have to show ID when delivered....but I have never had to show ID when ammo was delivered to my door either.



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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:15 AM

When u buy online don't they ask for a faxed copy of your DL anyways? I really don't care since I get carded even for Mature rated video games..lol..yea I'm 31!


Some do, but many sites like ATG and Cope's are completely "private".
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 10:49 AM

i dont think the sign is saying that it is the law that they check id. i think its a store policy sign that is poorly punctuated. I think it is being intended as result of federal law, they check id. I remember them wanting Id's at wal mart since i was young, even if one lady would sell me the 22shorts.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:03 PM

If they try to card you while buying 9mm ammo, tell them "It is for a 9mm carbine rifle." These days the concept of handgun vs rifle ammo is kind of blurry.




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