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?
And I’m such a smartass that I would have replied: “No, it’s for an AK-47.”
GEEZ! Take your business elsewhere.....to a mom&pop shop...buy small...even if it costs you a bit more, is my philosophy.
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?
How ironic, I lost all my boats in a tragic shooting accident.
Wonder what they would do if you said “Yes, its for a handgun”.
Does Wally World even sell handgun amo?
“I use the .22 shells for my sling shot. Why do you ask?”
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.
You should have told him you needed them to replace some burnt out fuses in your car.
“...asked me if it was for a handgun...”
I think it has the acrid stench of “lawyer” about it.
I haven't set foot in a Walmart in 3 1/2 years.
I’d look pained and say, “Hell, I dunno, Hubby put them on my list!”.
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!’.
Walmart has had a policy for a long time to keep records of purchases of hand gun ammo.
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.
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.
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.
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?