Proof of ID for shotgun shells at Walmart?

Proof of ID for shotgun shells at Walmart?

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    Proof of ID for shotgun shells at Walmart?

    I stopped by WallyWorld to pick up some more 12ga shells and was a bit surprised that I had to show my MI driver's license to purchase them. Now I know that every store can have their own policy, but I can't pass for under 18yrs old anymore. So I kind of chuckled when the clerk asked for it. She further went on to say that they can't sell any ammo to anyone who isn't a resident of MI. WHAT??? I have purchased ammo from them lots of times (every couple of weeks) and NEVER had to prove I was a resident (even with handgun ammo). I asked her if it was a new policy and she said it is federal law and they can't sell to anyone who isn't a resident of the state the store is in.
    I am sure the clerk is full of BS and that she is just going on what someone shoveled to her, but I was a bit surprised.
    Has anyone else heard of WM doing this? Is it a new law I'm unaware of?
    I remember when any kid who could carry them could purchase long-gun ammo.
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    I find that highly suspect. That would mean that no out of state hunter could purchase ammo in their destination state. I'm not buying that.

    One advantage of being an old goat, I have never been asked for id to purchase ammo at Walmart or anywhere else in the last fifteen or so years.
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    Depends on your state laws

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    The indication was that it is a federal law.
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    My local walmart asks for ID for any ammo purchases, I never asked why I assumed they have to check your age but I'm definitely not 18 years old either and they always ask. Purchased some 9mm out of state in Virginia last year at a Dicks Sporting Goods I think it was and they didn't ask for anything just rang it up.

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    I recently purchased ammo at a Walmart in MD and showed no ID and I live in DE.
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    ...and it depends on the clerk, sometimes they check, sometimes they don't.
    I asked once and was told that the store policy said that they needed to verify age, but that "some do (even obviously old enough) because 'Big Brother' may be watching on the security cam."
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    Federal law? Definitely not!

    Verifying age? Yes.

    I personally don't have a problem with it as long as the information is not recorded. Hell, I get carded at airport bars and I have socks that are old enough to drink!
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    I bought 200 rounds of 9mm Winchester White Box just two weeks ago and the only time I showed ID was after I gave them my credit card (Photo ID Required on the back).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    .....Hell, I get carded at airport bars and I have socks that are old enough to drink!
    Now that's funny. Unpleasant visual, but funny.
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    I think Walmart makes their employees check ID regardless of what you look like just to cover their butts. I'm 32 and have been carded for ammo, alcohol, R-rated movies and M-rated video games. I think allot of the clerks do it just to keep management from whining.
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    Yeah, the age thing I expect.....but Michigan residency???
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    Federal law?

    Don't tell that to all the online dealers from whom I purchased plenty of ammo.

    It is possible that some supervisor/manager told her that, and she is relaying the info. Who knows...

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    i got carded buying .45 ammo the other day then i was asked if it was for a handgun and saw that you have to be 21 to buy handgun ammo there i wonder what if i said rifle lol stupid policys but oh well

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    I bought 2200 rounds of Federal 22 lr,heard a beep as she rang it up,she looks at me and asked if it was for a rifle,I just nodded yes, it saves time and it was actually for rifles and pistols
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