Walmart Ammo Policy

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    Walmart Ammo Policy

    So today the Pink Lady and I go into one of the local Walmart stores and decide while we are there to pick up a box of 45 ACP for the new Springfield. So we go back to the sporting goods section and ring the bell because no one was around.

    Finally a young guy comes back and asked what we needed. He gets the ammo out of the case, scans it, then what he does next really surprised me.

    He puts the ammo in a walmart bag, wraps the bag tight around the box of ammo, gets out a roll of red duck tape, and wraps once around the entire package.

    I ask him if this is new policy. He say, "It's what they tell me to do".

    I told him, "I'm not going to explain how idiotic that policy is". Because I know he was just doing what he was told to do.... as I'm standing there with a loaded concealed Kahr PM9 under my T-Shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    So today the Pink Lady and I go into one of the local Walmart stores and decide while we are there to pick up a box of 45 ACP for the new Springfield. So we go back to the sporting goods section and ring the bell because no one was around.

    Finally a young guy comes back and asked what we needed. He gets the ammo out of the case, scans it, then what he does next really surprised me.

    He puts the ammo in a walmart bag, wraps the bag tight around the box of ammo, gets out a roll of red duck tape, and wraps once around the entire package.

    I ask him if this is new policy. He say, "It's what they tell me to do".

    I told him, "I'm not going to explain how idiotic that policy is". Because I know he was just doing what he was told to do.... as I'm standing there with a loaded concealed Kahr PM9 under my T-Shirt.
    I'm not aware of that policy although that's not to say that I couldn't walk in tomorrow and find it in place. I work for $8 an hour and the ammo discount. I'm not a policy maker.

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    I'll admit I haven't bought ammo from Wally World in a couple months, but I've never had them do that to me. Seems like quite an odd thing to do...
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    That does seem strange

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    Bought some .45 this morning, asked if I wanted both 100 packs in the same bag or separate. :)

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    Sometimes individual stores or districts will institute their own policies for a variety of reasons. Sometimes local ordinances change. I'm just speculating but maybe the thinking is that if it is wrapped in red tape, it will alert security and make you easier to keep an eye on in case you decide to load up and go on a shooting spree inside the store. Remember, Jared Loughner bought his ammo at Walmart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockBottom View Post
    Sometimes individual stores or districts will institute their own policies for a variety of reasons. Sometimes local ordinances change. I'm just speculating but maybe the thinking is that if it is wrapped in red tape, it will alert security and make you easier to keep an eye on in case you decide to load up and go on a shooting spree inside the store. Remember, Jared Loughner bought his ammo at Walmart.
    Don't think that is it either as he then placed the "red tape wrapped bag" inside another walmart bag "with" some other items I purchased. Red tape no longer visible. I think they believe it will stop someone from buying ammo and immediately loading a gun. Rather stupid since there are thousands of people with conceal carry permits carrying loaded firearms in Walmart stores all the time, even open carrying.

    I guess he would have known what I meant if I had been open carrying instead of conceal carrying. He would have seen what a mute point it was to wrap and tape it.
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    Three walmarts in our county, one of them does just that the other two do not....

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    "Moot" point. Just sayin'.

    And yes, that seems like a ridiculous policy to those of us who "know better." The fact is, however, that all too often the folks who make policy don't fall in that camp...
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    At my WalMart, you have to pay for the ammo at the sporting good counter. They really don't care what you do with it after that. If your store requires payment in sporting goods, then it seems weird.

    You note he "scans it", but don't note if you pay for it in the back of the store. If you can transport it to the front to pay for it at the same time you pay for other stuff, maybe they have had problems with people dumping ammo boxes into their pockets/purses, dropping the box and walking out.
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    I had a 100 round box of .380 acp put in a bag and the bag wrapped in red tape just last week. But it wasn't placed in another seperate bag tho.
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    I just bought two boxes of ammo and they put both boxes in the same bag and handed it to me no tape or anything. Any that was just this pass weekend.

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    That is also one of the reasons I won't ever buy ammo at Walmart. Who knows what crazy stuff they might conjure up. As a matter of fact, crazy policies in the past I have heard regarding their ammo requires an escort to your vehicle or also limiting boxes of ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    Don't think that is it either as he then placed the "red tape wrapped bag" inside another walmart bag "with" some other items I purchased. Red tape no longer visible. I think they believe it will stop someone from buying ammo and immediately loading a gun. Rather stupid since there are thousands of people with conceal carry permits carrying loaded firearms in Walmart stores all the time, even open carrying.

    I guess he would have known what I meant if I had been open carrying instead of conceal carrying. He would have seen what a mute point it was to wrap and tape it.
    I have no idea then. Personally, if it does no harm, I don't have a problem with it. It's like showing your receipt to the greeter at the door. Most people don't have a problem with it. Some people want to hassle a seventy five year old man trying to supplement his social security.

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    Yeah, but ... but ... but ... when you go crazy and shoot up the parking lot, it won't be THEIR fault !!! I mean, they MADE SURE you wouldn't shoot anyone with THEIR ammo! Not on THEIR watch! Uh Uh!

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