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SingleAction
10-11-2009, 9:41 PM
Hi guys,

about 9 days ago (last saturday October 3rd) I was at a gun range (which I'm a member of), and the clerk took my thumb print and asked for my signature when I purchased some 0.45 ACP ammo.

I thought this was really weird and asked "what is this for". The clerk responded that "I do this for every customer which comes in". I've been to this range before and purchased ammo before and they never did this to me.

Have I been mistreated? Is this wrong? I feel that I was unjustly treated.

Please comment (this range is in California).

mecam
10-11-2009, 9:42 PM
Some cities have that law, like Sacramento.

orangeusa
10-11-2009, 9:46 PM
It's crap.

What range, and where were you at? It's not law.

bodger
10-11-2009, 9:47 PM
City of Los Angeles as well. Doesn't matter, there's hardly anyplace in LA proper to buy ammo anymore.

Synergy
10-11-2009, 9:48 PM
Was it LAX range? I am a member there, I have bought cases of ammo there. ahh the good ol days! I got done shooting and picked up some HP on my way out. The new kid was asking for all my info. I was somewhat shocked another guy came up and said "he is a member, dont need to do that." Its their new policy to ID and document everyone buying ammo, especially those that come in to buy, dont shoot and then just leave. I can understand their policy since the range is in the ghetto.

HondaMasterTech
10-11-2009, 9:48 PM
Just explain to the clerk why you are going to put the ammo back on the shelf and give another shop your business.

Dr. Peter Venkman
10-11-2009, 9:51 PM
Just explain to the clerk why you are going to put the ammo back on the shelf and give another shop your business.

Sounds like a good idea.

NovaTodd
10-11-2009, 10:16 PM
Sounds like a good idea.

I would agree.

Dr. Peter Venkman
10-11-2009, 10:17 PM
I would agree.

Then why don't you? :p

reidnez
10-11-2009, 11:43 PM
If it's not law, it's a pretty terrible store policy. Asking for I.D. to prove age is reasonable. Recording my info and thumbprint when it isn't required, not so much.

mossberg500
10-11-2009, 11:52 PM
thats bs right there finger print for what?

mecam
10-12-2009, 4:13 AM
It's law in Sacramento, Oakland, and LA. It was actually a model for creating AB962.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/opinion/story/76708.html


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ELEVENTH HOUR
10-12-2009, 4:28 AM
Give them your middle finger print...

BroncoBob
10-12-2009, 5:09 AM
We'll all be doing it starting 2010

7222 Hawker
10-12-2009, 5:47 AM
We'll all be doing it starting 2010

Not me. I will buy ammo in another state before I do this.

Ross
10-12-2009, 7:38 AM
Twist your thumb slightly as you press down. :D

SingleAction
10-12-2009, 5:26 PM
Hi Guys,

I hesitated to post where because I already stated the actual date (it wouldn't be too hard for them to find out why I am)...

But I do feel that I was treated unfairly and lied to (why did they tell me that "they do this for every customer" when they clearly didn't do that the last couple times I was there).

This is a range in van nuys,
http://www.gunworldburbank.com/page04.html
16140 Cohasset St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

The next time I go there - I will refuse to be thumbprinted.

bodger
10-12-2009, 5:31 PM
We'll all be doing it starting 2010

I think we have until Feb 2011 before AB962 kicks in.

boxbro
10-12-2009, 5:33 PM
Give them your middle finger print...

:hurray: That was classic.

boxbro
10-12-2009, 5:35 PM
Hi Guys,

I hesitated to post where because I already stated the actual date (it wouldn't be too hard for them to find out why I am)...

But I do feel that I was treated unfairly and lied to (why did they tell me that "they do this for every customer" when they clearly didn't do that the last couple times I was there).

This is a range in van nuys,
http://www.gunworldburbank.com/page04.html
16140 Cohasset St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

The next time I go there - I will refuse to be thumbprinted.

If they didn't take your prints last time you were there then they broke they law.
Van Nuys is Los Angeles.
Have you ever been to oak tree (http://www.oaktreegunclub.com/) ?

Sinestr
10-12-2009, 5:35 PM
Have I been mistreated? Is this wrong? I feel that I was unjustly treated.

.

Get ready to be mistreated in 2011.

packnrat
10-12-2009, 6:36 PM
Under the new anti ammo law, one must give a right thumb print... But what if you do not have a right thumb????

SingleAction
10-12-2009, 7:35 PM
who are these people?

why are they trying to impose these restrictive policies on us?

Why? the gun industry probably fuels the economy - I bought 3 1911s within the past year - I spent probably 8000.00 on these guns. I would not have spent this kind of money on some other hobby. I gave some hard working american(s) a job by purchasing these guns.