Why Does Wal-Mart always ask me if .40S&W is handgun ammo?

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    Why Does Wal-Mart always ask me if .40S&W is handgun ammo?

    Why does the cashier @ WalMart always ask me if this is handgun ammo whenever I buy .40S&W FMJs?

    I always say yes and nothing more is said or done. I am buying it for my Glock but I wonder what would happen if I said, no?

    I'm sure it's some weird law or something like that.

    Does anyone know why they do this?
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    Because Wal-mart says you need to be 21 to buy pistol ammo. But there are .40 carbines out there.
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    Because the question pops up on their computer screen when they scan the ammo.
    Similar situation: buying beer or tobacco products...cashier rings it up....computer/register asks "Is the person over 21/18?". They should be asking you for your permit shortly after you answer yes to "Is this for a handgun". Since you could be buying the ammo for a long gun so technically no permit would be required.
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    my walmart always just decides weather or not i am buying it for a rifle or pistol for me, no asking
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    permits aren't required to buy handgun ammo...................
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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    permits aren't required to buy handgun ammo...................
    At least not in free states ;)

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    I always tell them "No, it's for a carbine."

    If you're lucky, they won't ask what a carbine is. I remember on one occasion, I was buying ammo at Wal-Mart, with some friends and they wouldn't let me purchase a box that a friend had brought to the register, even though we were all buying ammo and all over 21, with identification. The lady was confused about some rule and called it an attempted 'straw purchase'.

    I don't remember if she had to put it back on the shelf and let me carry it to the register, or what. My point is that the folks really don't understand what they are doing, they are just going through the motions.

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    Remember , if you are in Walmart, you are lucky if they speak English. I've literally had trouble finding something... because no one could speak English and could understood a word of what I was saying. I'm serious.
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    A few weeks back, I tried to purchase some ammo at Walmart. They didn't card me. They actually refused to sell to me because I had my 1911 on my hip (yes, I was open-carrying). I've bought ammo dozens of times while open carrying - had interesting conversations about guns, etc. with the clerks, too.

    The encounter ended with them allowing me to purchase the ammo, but not taking possession of it until I was outside the store. Their loss prevention guy walked the ammo out of the store for me.

    It was entirely silly. The loss prevention guy agreed it was silly, even. As we laughed, I explained that I couldn't use the ammo in the store anyhow - my mags were already loaded to capacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    permits aren't required to buy handgun ammo...................
    No, but Federal law says if it can be used in a handgun, you have to be 21 to buy it. hardly anything new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    Because Wal-mart says you need to be 21 to buy pistol ammo. But there are .40 carbines out there.
    Actually, 18 USC 922(x) says that handgun ammo may not be sold to anyone under 21. Dual-use ammo may be sold to someone under 21 if the purchaser warrants that is to be used in a long gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riana View Post
    The encounter ended with them allowing me to purchase the ammo, but not taking possession of it until I was outside the store. Their loss prevention guy walked the ammo out of the store for me.
    I really don't understand that. They have a similar rule at Cabellas. I've bought two handguns from them over the last year and they have this rule that after you pay for the gun, they must walk you to the front of the store and hand it to you outside. I asked the salesperson one time, "Whats to stop me from turning around and walking back into the store with the gun?" The guy shrugged his shoulders and said, "Nothing. Kind of a dumb rule, huh?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    I really don't understand that. They have a similar rule at Cabellas. I've bought two handguns from them over the last year and they have this rule that after you pay for the gun, they must walk you to the front of the store and hand it to you outside. I asked the salesperson one time, "Whats to stop me from turning around and walking back into the store with the gun?" The guy shrugged his shoulders and said, "Nothing. Kind of a dumb rule, huh?"
    It could be a lawyer thing,you sold him the ammo he used to shoot 20 people in your store,yes we did,but we did not give him possession until he was outta the store,he came back in and that's not our fault
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    Wal-Mart is not, generally speaking, where you will find the most gun savvy employees. I once asked the "sporting goods" clerk if they sold AR-15 magazines, and was told to look in the book department...

    Was also refused an attempt to purchase .22LR ammo, even though I stated (truthfully) that it was to be used in a rifle. The cashier insisted that it was pistol ammo "because it was so small." I tried to point out that the name of the round itself is .22 Long RIFLE, but she was having none of it. This was 20 years ago, and I can't imagine that the body of firearms knowledge among the staff has risen dramatically since then....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Wal-Mart is not, generally speaking, where you will find the most gun savvy employees. I once asked the "sporting goods" clerk if they sold AR-15 magazines, and was told to look in the book department...

    Was also refused an attempt to purchase .22LR ammo, even though I stated (truthfully) that it was to be used in a rifle. The cashier insisted that it was pistol ammo "because it was so small." I tried to point out that the name of the round itself is .22 Long RIFLE, but she was having none of it. This was 20 years ago, and I can't imagine that the body of firearms knowledge among the staff has risen dramatically since then....
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