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Before the Boat Accident...
12-05-12 | bicyclerepair

Posted on 12/05/2012 1:52:01 PM PST by bicyclerepair

Before the boating accident


TOPICS: Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: banglist; clerk; guncontrol; question; walmart
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Before the boating accident recently that sent my guns to the bottom of the canal, I bought some ammo at Walmart for my Marlin tube-load 22 which is probably the only one not on the banned list. I used to hit a beer can at 100 yds with that scoped 22LR. I will miss it.

At payout, damned clerk asked me if it was for a handgun. I said, no, why? His african-ness said it (assuming, the cash register) said to ask. Admittedly, he was as surprised. This is new! WTF!

I've been buying ammo at Walmart for years. This is a first. Now we have hyphenated clerks asking us questions about our ammo purchases?

Sorry, that did it for me. We're done. Some shlubs will say yes, then what?

1 posted on 12/05/2012 1:52:12 PM PST by bicyclerepair
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To: bicyclerepair

And I’m such a smartass that I would have replied: “No, it’s for an AK-47.”


2 posted on 12/05/2012 1:57:10 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: bicyclerepair

GEEZ! Take your business elsewhere.....to a mom&pop shop...buy small...even if it costs you a bit more, is my philosophy.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 1:57:23 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: bicyclerepair

If it’s for a handgun, he would have to check your ID to see if you are 21. You must be a young guy. Did he also ask if you want the extended warranty?


4 posted on 12/05/2012 2:01:23 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bicyclerepair

How ironic, I lost all my boats in a tragic shooting accident.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 2:02:18 PM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: bicyclerepair

Wonder what they would do if you said “Yes, its for a handgun”.

Does Wally World even sell handgun amo?


6 posted on 12/05/2012 2:03:18 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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Walmart sells a whole variety of ammo.

So it was for ID? I was never questioned before. This was the first post-re-election purchase.

The shelves are fairly well stocked. Nothing like pre-08.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 2:08:00 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: bicyclerepair
Tired of seeing your boat and gun demise.Hire a diver and retrive you friggin guns. Or get a big magnet and do it yourself.Big question is why would you have all your “Stuff” in one place???? Quit bitchin and take care of your business.
8 posted on 12/05/2012 2:08:47 PM PST by VF-51vnv
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To: Responsibility2nd

Around here, yes...it’s the stuff in the locked case.

Rifle ctgs and shotgun shells are out on the shelves.

This is Grand Rapids, MI. YMMV.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 2:12:14 PM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: bicyclerepair

“I use the .22 shells for my sling shot. Why do you ask?”


10 posted on 12/05/2012 2:16:18 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: bicyclerepair

Your problem is that you don’t have carbines for all the caliber ammos ... there are ‘rifles’ now available in just about every pistol caliber, so your ammo purchases are ALL for rifles, never a handgun, an evil, deadly, out of control HAND GUN.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 2:20:04 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: bicyclerepair

You should have told him you needed them to replace some burnt out fuses in your car.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 2:22:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: VF-51vnv

dayum, and it’s not even Monday!


13 posted on 12/05/2012 2:23:04 PM PST by hope
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To: bicyclerepair

“...asked me if it was for a handgun...”

I think it has the acrid stench of “lawyer” about it.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 2:29:12 PM PST by jaydee770
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To: hope; bicyclerepair

I was gonna mention the three consecutive 500-year floods here atop Granite Peak...but maybe I’ll wait a couple days..

(lol!)


15 posted on 12/05/2012 2:34:21 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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"Your problem is that you don’t have carbines for all the caliber ammos ..."

I'm thinking about putting a .357 Mag./.38 SP lever action on my Christmas list.

16 posted on 12/05/2012 2:40:28 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: bicyclerepair
Walmart has a longstanding policy that any ammo that can be used for handgun and long gun, such as .22, require this question.

I haven't set foot in a Walmart in 3 1/2 years.

17 posted on 12/05/2012 2:45:28 PM PST by real saxophonist (Stay In The Fight)
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To: Joe 6-pack

*snort*


18 posted on 12/05/2012 2:49:09 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

No, its for my BB gun.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 2:49:59 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Had one of these taped up under the hood of my '66 MGB...


20 posted on 12/05/2012 2:51:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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