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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
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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To: Responsibility2nd

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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To: MHGinTN
"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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To: Jeff Vader

LMAO!


21 posted on 12/05/2012 2:51:29 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: bicyclerepair

I’d look pained and say, “Hell, I dunno, Hubby put them on my list!”.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 2:52:53 PM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: bicyclerepair

And what’s up with ‘His african-ness’? Did he pull some kind of attitude, or as you said,’Admittedly, he was as surprised. This is new! WTF!’.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 2:54:05 PM PST by real saxophonist (Stay In The Fight)
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To: bicyclerepair

Walmart has had a policy for a long time to keep records of purchases of hand gun ammo.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 3:02:56 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: bicyclerepair
Too many people just waiting for an excuse to get pissed off about anything..........A simple "NO" would have kept your blood pressure down and saved you time from having to post this vanity..........Sheesh

And by the way, if you were paying cash, the FBI, BATF and whatever clandestine organization you fear may be watching you would never have known you were shopping there.

But to be on the safe side, in the future, you might want to consider wearing a disguise.......try this one.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 3:03:55 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: real saxophonist; bicyclerepair

“And what’s up with ‘His african-ness’?”

==

I wondered the same thing. I have no idea what it means and am looking forward to an explanation.

.


26 posted on 12/05/2012 3:11:35 PM PST by Mears
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To: bicyclerepair

Just bought some .22LR last week at a Walmart in MN and the just wanted to verify if I was over 18. I’m near forty but still look 21.


27 posted on 12/05/2012 3:12:03 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Daffynition

We only buy local from Mom and Pops. I don’t care if the price is triple Walmarts. I use to be a M & P and we paid sometimes more than Walmart sold stuff for. Also the Walmart clerks don’t know where the best fishing and hunting is but M & P can hook you up and that’s worth 10 times the price.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 3:12:21 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: bicyclerepair

come on up to the UP of Michigan there are places begging for people to buy their ammo here and also in Northern Wisconsin. what little snow that fell day after Thanksgiving we had melted. business has been slow for some, due to the dry spell during the summer, unusually wet October, now a low snowfall that will make the lakes dry up more. not enough purchases being made.


29 posted on 12/05/2012 3:17:57 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Mears; real saxophonist; bicyclerepair
I'm happy to see at least a couple other FReepers asking questions about this. Did you also notice this little gem on his first post?

Now we have hyphenated clerks asking us questions about our ammo purchases?

Aren't there other websites for that sort of offensive commentary?

30 posted on 12/05/2012 3:22:03 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik
Henry makes a nice one. I've had the .357 Magnum for 5yrs, and it's flawless right out of the box.

Henry "Big Boy" .357 Magnum.

31 posted on 12/05/2012 3:25:23 PM PST by carriage_hill (Don't whiz on the electric fence. Awwwww-yeah!)
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To: Jeff Vader

LOL


32 posted on 12/05/2012 3:26:40 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: MHGinTN
Your problem is that you don’t have carbines for all the caliber ammos

Would it be illegal to purchase ammo for a rifle that you don't yet own but intend to buy at some point in the future?

33 posted on 12/05/2012 3:41:52 PM PST by Greysard (Marxist Law of Distribution of Wealth: Shortages will be divided equally among the peasants.)
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To: bicyclerepair

Rant on.

I’m exasperated with this “boating accident” meme.
Yes, I understand the joke and its basis.
Yes, I know it’s a “wink wink nudge nudge” funny.
It still feeds into an attitude of being ashamed or afraid of admitting to gun ownership.

I didn’t lose mine. Anywhere. Not gonna go into details of what I have.
One of many reasons I bought NFA items was that there would be no question whether I’m “on the list” - heck yeah I am: between that and C&R I’m a card-carrying good guy certified as such by the one group who I have greatest concern to trust me least.

It’s embarrassing to see how many take, however jokingly, the tone of “uh, I lost mine...”
Heck, Charles Barkely fessed up to owning and carrying. Can’t you?

Rant off.


34 posted on 12/05/2012 3:42:52 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Jeff Vader
How ironic, I lost all my boats in a tragic shooting accident."

Know how you feel...Lost all my water guns during the drought of 49...

35 posted on 12/05/2012 4:07:33 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Greysard

With democraps in power, anything is possible.


36 posted on 12/05/2012 4:21:37 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

If you understood the purple entitlement class mentality of broward county fl, you would understand the hyphenated comments. I am a minority in this particular walmart. No winks, just observations. And yes they have attitudes. How else do you think debbie ws keeps getting elected?

So Teddy Roosevelt was wrong? He was against hyphenation.


37 posted on 12/05/2012 5:27:02 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: liberty or death

Amen to what you said .........and from my perspective, that applies to any Christmas shopping you are obliged to do. :)


38 posted on 12/05/2012 5:53:25 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: ctdonath2
If you think that for one minute these gun conversations online are not being monitored, I think that many honest folks want to laugh it off, tongue in cheek; but what plans do you have for your weapons when *they* come for them.... a cache of Cosmoline [yuck], dessicant cannisters and/or using vapor corrosion inhibitors buried in a sealed large diameter PVC tube?

The people who say they lost their guns in a boating accident are joking.

The people who cache their firearms, do it, and don't say anything.


39 posted on 12/05/2012 6:15:25 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

Amen. My neighbors are where the dollars go. Forgetting service, hospitality and knowledge destroyed many parts of our country. It took me YEARS to talk my wife into understanding “support your local store”.

Even if you could save 40%. You have to drive 100 miles and spend all day shopping. Fudge that!


40 posted on 12/05/2012 8:39:15 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: Hot Tabasco

Hot Tabasco has an excellent point. Call me paranoid, but from now on I’m making all my ammo purchases with cash.


41 posted on 12/06/2012 4:16:15 AM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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