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riflem16a4
05-07-2011, 9:23 PM
why did they ask me if it was for a handgun or rifle?

Scratch705
05-07-2011, 9:31 PM
cause it can be used in both? and if it was for handgun, you have to be 21

triplestack3
05-07-2011, 9:47 PM
Weird. Never been asked that. Tell them that its for your catapult and see what they say

davek8s
05-07-2011, 9:50 PM
They ask because the cash register tells them to ask. It's really that simple.

sephy
05-07-2011, 9:55 PM
They ask because the cash register tells them to ask. It's really that simple.

+1 dude I talked to said this.

Bigtwin
05-07-2011, 9:57 PM
I just purchased 22lr ammo at Walmart only 8 hours ago and did not get that question. Then again I am well over 21 so that may be part of it! lol

Cokebottle
05-07-2011, 9:59 PM
They ask because the cash register tells them to ask. It's really that simple.
Bingo.

They ask because they don't know the law and don't care to learn it.

Their job could be replaced by robots.

762.DEFENSE
05-07-2011, 10:40 PM
I've never been asked that...unless an employee didn't get the memo that AB-962 didn't go through.

Gregchico
05-08-2011, 6:40 AM
I've never been asked that...unless an employee didn't get the memo that AB-962 didn't go through.


Or you look realllllly old....
I doubt 98% of Walmart employees ever knew what AB-962 was....

Dutch3
05-08-2011, 7:02 AM
Or you look realllllly old....
I doubt 98% of Walmart employees ever knew what AB-962 was....

I look really old, and they always ask me "handgun or rifle?"

I always say, "rifle". I'm sure if I said "handgun", they would ask for ID. I assume it is due to company policy/register prompts and don't lose any sleep over it.

The only things I buy at Wal Mart are ammo and motor oil.

CSACANNONEER
05-08-2011, 7:08 AM
I've never been asked that...unless an employee didn't get the memo that AB-962 didn't go through.

What did AB962 have to do with the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968? There has been a law on the books for 43 years now. It actually affects every ammo sale in the country. .22lr is the most common caliber that is shot in both long guns and handguns. So, WM's computer system is automated to ask this about every .22lr ammo sale.

jbush
05-08-2011, 7:43 AM
I get the same question at one of the walmarts I go to, and the other one the employees are not as blind and can see I'm in my 50's. It's not a big deal, it's just the register prompts. I was asked the other day at a hardware store to show id to purchase spray paint and obviously I'm over 18. A gas station by my house use to have the registers prompt for birth date on tabacco purchases. The regular employees just punch in a date over 18 the new ones actually ask for my id. No big deal

donw
05-08-2011, 8:30 AM
more than likely it's 'cause they don't know about the defeat of 962 ...just reply: "for a rifle." and go your merry way...

the sales associates are, normally, just the average day-to-day guy trying to make a living and are doing what they're told to.

CSACANNONEER
05-08-2011, 8:38 AM
I've never been asked that...unless an employee didn't get the memo that AB-962 didn't go through.

more than likely it's 'cause they don't know about the defeat of 962 ...just reply: "for a rifle." and go your merry way...

the sales associates are, normally, just the average day-to-day guy trying to make a living and are doing what they're told to.

Again, 962 is and was totally irrellevent in this case. This has been FEDERAL law since 1968. Please, don't look ignorant by not understanding that this is a 43 year old law. Instead, you and several others need to educate yourselves on all aplicable gun laws.

Cokebottle
05-08-2011, 9:44 AM
Or you look realllllly old....
I doubt 98% of Walmart employees ever knew what AB-962 was....
AB962 had nothing to do with the 21 year old requirement to purchase handgun ammo.

glockwise2000
05-08-2011, 10:51 AM
I've never been asked that...unless an employee didn't get the memo that AB-962 didn't go through.

What is AB962? joke.

TacticalPlinker
05-09-2011, 5:01 PM
Regardless of the politics, laws and varying opinions, I've only been asked 1 time if the ammo I was buying was for a handgun or rifle. And I've bought a lot of ammo at Wal Mart, mainly .22LR (best bulk price) but other calibers as well which have California recognized handgun versions. And I'm only 24 so has nothing to do with age.

bambklr
05-09-2011, 6:37 PM
Walmart clerk asked if my 270win and 243 ammo was for a rifle or handgun,I just told the guy I dont shoot these in my pistols any more, so todays practice was just rifles

pennys dad
05-09-2011, 6:58 PM
cause it can be used in both? and if it was for handgun, you have to be 21

Scratch is right on.

iskra31
05-09-2011, 7:12 PM
Tell them machine gun..and see what they say! :D

:83:

Cowboy T
05-09-2011, 7:15 PM
AB962 had nothing to do with the 21 year old requirement to purchase handgun ammo.

+1. I've been asked that in a few states, not just California.

That said, I think it's a shameful travesty that we can send off an 18-, 19-, or 20-year-old young man into combat with a fully-automatic M-16 or M4 to fight and die for our freedoms, yet he's not considered "man enough" when he gets back home to buy ammo for his Beretta M9. This is true even if he were to get awarded, say, the Medal of Honor. That's just sick.

- T

Cokebottle
05-09-2011, 8:04 PM
Picked up a box of 555 and .357Mag at Glendora today.
The register "beeped" on both scans, but no questions and no ID check.

G60
05-09-2011, 8:05 PM
Bingo.

They ask because they don't know the law and don't care to learn it.

Their job could be replaced by robots.

You say that like regular gun shop employees know the law and don't spend their careers spreading FUD.

they ask because they are required to ask because it is the law.

I hardly ever get carded for alcohol, i'm not gonna accuse the person who does card me of 'not knowing the law'.

NotEnoughGuns
05-09-2011, 8:20 PM
I just say "both"

PrimerDust360
05-09-2011, 9:11 PM
Hmmmmm. Last month I bought a 550 box of Federal HVHP 22lr at WallyWorld and they didn't ask me what I was planning on loading it into?

nevil
05-11-2011, 7:50 PM
What would they do if you told them that the 223 ammo you are buying is for a bolt handgun?

jbush
05-11-2011, 8:24 PM
They wouldn't care what you told them as long as they have an answer for the computer and you are over 18 or 21 as required. Its no different then the guy at the liquor store carding you for a bottle of whiskey. He could care less what you're mixing it with as long as your 21. Give them an answer and move on.