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Offline Nemo

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Ammo Purchase Requireing ID Check
« on: 16 May 2017 - 19:10:43 »
Well, life has changed in Va at walmart for ammo sales.  I went there today to make a purchase.  Dept manager got it off the shelf and started to ring it up and asked for ID.  I got my wallet out and started for drivers license.  But a quick thought on the swipe strip made me go for my Va CCW permit.  (Side note #1, That DL will need to fall in between the magnets I recovered from a microwave for a few dozen hours.  And that might scratch the other marks up a bit too.)

It was the dept manager who was ringing me up and she said no go on that, needed drivers license.  I advised that was issued by Va State Police and required much more checking on me than drivers license.  She said no go and only drivers license would do.  I asked what if I did not have one and she said no sale.

I asked for manager, she said she was manager.  I said No, I want the overall store manager.  She was put out and grumpy and I told her not the manager for hard goods or that side or such, the head manager in the store.

She became more snootyfied and got on the phone.  About 10 minutes later 3 came to the counter.  One the loss prevention manager, the store asst manager and the manager for that side of the store.  I decided to deal with that level and work up the chain of command if needed.  (Side note #2, the loss prev lady was possibly low 30s.  The other 2 were both 25 max.  I got a grin out of that.)

After a 10 minute discussion and showing both my Va CCW and FL CCW and their substantial review of corp policy on the phone display, they decided that corporate policy was being met and made the sale.

Dept manager who rang up at the end of it was aghast at the whole idea of me getting 200 round of WWB 45acp without a drivers license.  She remained highly snootyfied as I grinned at her like a big dog.

I was open carrying the entire time.

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Re: Ammo Purchase Requireing ID Check
« Reply #1 on: 16 May 2017 - 21:53:45 »
Hmm...........I haven't had to show my ID at Walmart here in GA for ammo purchases in a few years.

If the ID check is age related, I get it. The gray in my hair and beard is a dead giveaway.
If it's just required by the state, then Walmart is dropping the ball.
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Re: Ammo Purchase Requireing ID Check
« Reply #2 on: 17 May 2017 - 18:12:05 »
Never had to show it here in Missouri, I know that younger folks than I might have to in the case of pistol ammo but I'm obviously over 21.
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Re: Ammo Purchase Requireing ID Check
« Reply #3 on: 17 May 2017 - 21:18:31 »
Kind if reminds me when they asked if 22 rounds where for a rifle or a pistol. Rifle was fine but if for a pistol ID was required.
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Re: Ammo Purchase Requireing ID Check
« Reply #4 on: 17 May 2017 - 23:08:37 »
Kind if reminds me when they asked if 22 rounds where for a rifle or a pistol. Rifle was fine but if for a pistol ID was required.

I remember getting asked that question. I just looked at the cashier like he was stupid and answered "yes". My response of course, confused the hell out of him.
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