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caduckgunner
11-10-2005, 3:16 PM
I just bought a SKS at Turners (I know they suck, but I had some gift certificates). The guy asked what state I was born in and what my nationality was? Why?:confused:

Inoxmark
11-10-2005, 3:26 PM
Because this is the question on the federal form and on the online DROS form that the sales guy submits to DOJ.

Telpierion
11-10-2005, 5:14 PM
I think his point is if the answer to the state question was a U.S. state then his nationality would have to be U.S.

Henry47
11-10-2005, 5:30 PM
Because the government wants to track how many minorities own firearms. Sorry, couldn't resist. (I'm a minority myself). I just watched a family guy episode the other day stating something along the lines of "guns don't kill people, dangerous minorities do":D

saki302
11-10-2005, 6:11 PM
Nationality: USA
Race: Human

-Dave

MadMex
11-10-2005, 8:17 PM
Nationality: USA
Race: Human

-Dave
You forgot one...

Sex: Yes

caduckgunner
11-10-2005, 9:46 PM
Thanks for the info. It just seemed weird to me.

shecky
11-10-2005, 10:34 PM
ISTR the form says to check all that apply. I've been tempted to check all the boxes just to see if it makes any difference.

PanzerAce
11-10-2005, 11:14 PM
hmm, in this case, you might not want to. But thats what I did (check all the wierd boxes) on all of the tests I had to take in HS, I would say I was an immigrant from some random pacific Island, when in reality I am all northwestern euro :P

Stevil
11-11-2005, 12:51 AM
I'm an Anglo-Saxon American, NOT Caucasian, so I check "other". :D I purchased a shotgun recently and they couldn't find the United Kingdom on the DROS computer form... they asked me if Australia would do! :rolleyes:

PanzerAce
11-11-2005, 12:52 AM
Psh, Im a *deep breath* Franco-Germanic Scots-Irish Anglo-Saxon American.

socalguns
11-11-2005, 12:53 AM
Whenever they ask me to volunteer information I volunteer to decline.

Stevil
11-11-2005, 12:58 AM
I hear that, I was in Longs and they wanted to swipe my Drivers License when I bought a pack of beer... I declined and told them to read it. :rolleyes: