WalMart discussion w/clerk

WalMart discussion w/clerk

This is a discussion on WalMart discussion w/clerk within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Went to Walmart the other day, was stocking up on hollow points for my glock. The clerk asked if it was because “Obama won the ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 26
  1. #1
    Member
    Array GBS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Central California
    Posts
    468

    WalMart discussion w/clerk

    Went to Walmart the other day, was stocking up on hollow points for my glock. The clerk asked if it was because “Obama won the election”. I got the distinct impression that the fellow wanted me to say yes, implying I was just another bigot.

    I did not respond except to say that to me, it was a cheap form of insurance. I wish I had said what I really felt, - it did not matter who won the election, the state of the economy, and the mind set of some in the local community that what is yours is mine, makes keeping a full cupboard of defensive tools a necessity.

    I hope my experience was an isolated occurrence.


  2. #2
    VIP Member Array ccw9mm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    27,081
    Quote Originally Posted by GBS View Post
    The clerk asked if it was because “Obama won the election”.

    I hope my experience was an isolated occurrence.
    Like you, I believe defensive tools are a matter of survival, not politics. I'm certain your experience with the clerk wasn't isolated to that one encounter. There are millions like him/her that mistakenly believe "firearms" to be weapons of evil and a political punching bag, instead of simple tools for which there are no good substitutes ... like rope, fire extinguishers, etc.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

  3. #3
    Member Array ChiWeiSz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    242
    I haven't had the question asked directly, but...there is a general consensus of gun owners, sports suppliers, and others - that the general undertone is the recent election.

    However, that shouldn't be our empetus towards self-preservation. We should just use good common sense. Like learning how to talk away out of potentially explosive situations, and arming ourselves against those who would rather "sneak" in and take our liberties, our families or our life.
    Trying to leave as large a carbon footprint as possible.
    Shivering in the "heat"
    Innocent as doves, wise as serpents, armed like wolves.

  4. #4
    Distinguished Member Array ripley16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Quantico/ F'burg, VA
    Posts
    1,402
    There are millions like him/her that mistakenly believe "firearms" to be weapons of evil and a political punching bag, instead of simple tools for which there are no good substitutes ...
    ...or maybe the clerk was just making conversation and was like minded. Who knows? Why assume the worst?

  5. #5
    VIP Member Array AllAmerican's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Chesterfield, Kakalaki del Sur
    Posts
    2,403
    Around here they'd be shocked if you didnt say it was because of the election.

  6. #6
    Lead Moderator
    Array rstickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Laurel, MD
    Posts
    21,877
    Quote Originally Posted by GBS View Post
    Went to Walmart the other day, was stocking up on hollow points for my glock. The clerk asked if it was because “Obama won the election”. I got the distinct impression that the fellow wanted me to say yes, implying I was just another bigot.
    Proper answer: "No, it's because I used the old stuff up on a salesperson that asked me a stupid question."
    Rick

    EOD - Initial success or total failure

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array Dal1Celt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Clarksville, TN
    Posts
    2,672
    Just tell them "It's cheaper then renting a cop, to be with me 24/7".
    "Without fear there can be no Courage!"

  8. #8
    VIP Member
    Array ppkheat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    4,130
    I find myself in the local gun stores/gun shows with the large crowds. No one hardly says anything much about it, but we all know why each other is there.
    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.

  9. #9
    VIP Member Array artz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    2,351

    Exclamation

    Quote Originally Posted by GBS View Post
    Went to Walmart the other day, was stocking up on hollow points for my glock. The clerk asked if it was because “Obama won the election”. I got the distinct impression that the fellow wanted me to say yes, implying I was just another bigot.
    maybe you should have asked this person were they asking in a way for you to be implied as a bigot (if I said it right ) ? That would have throwed them.
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

    U.S. Navy vet 1981-1992

  10. #10
    VIP Member Array Rob72's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    OK
    Posts
    3,468
    Quote Originally Posted by GBS View Post
    I got the distinct impression that the fellow wanted me to say yes, implying I was just another bigot.
    I don't hate Barry because he is African American. I hate him because he is 1) a socialist and 2) from the OC Chicago machine. It's not bigotry; it's discernment.

  11. #11
    Senior Moderator
    Array pgrass101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    13,490
    Well I think that having a good supply of ammo is just as important as having a good supply of, beans, socks, underwear and working fire exstingushers
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein,

  12. #12
    VIP Member Array Janq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    6,781
    Personally I don't feel that the question is bigoted.
    Had McCain won or Joe Biden been Pres the sentiment largely would have been same and appropriate.

    The concern is not that the President elect is not wholly white by race.
    The issue is that of his and his VPs and his cabinet as well as his party and their very vocal supporters views, positions, and beliefs toward the Constitution and human rights. Which is the thing that panic buyers and buy now if not possible later suppliers have feeling toward.

    - Janq has eight working fire extinguishers and a lot of socks
    "Killers who are not deterred by laws against murder are not going to be deterred by laws against guns. " - Robert A. Levy

    "A license to carry a concealed weapon does not make you a free-lance policeman." - Florida Div. of Licensing

  13. #13
    Senior Member Array mi2az's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    651
    Or the clerk might of agreed with you.
    "When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty."

    --Thomas Jefferson --

  14. #14
    VIP Member Array Dal1Celt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Clarksville, TN
    Posts
    2,672
    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    Personally I don't feel that the question is bigoted.
    Had McCain won or Joe Biden been Pres the sentiment largely would have been same and appropriate.

    The concern is not that the President elect is not wholly white by race.
    The issue is that of his and his VPs and his cabinet as well as his party and their very vocal supporters views, positions, and beliefs toward the Constitution and human rights. Which is the thing that panic buyers and buy now if not possible later suppliers have feeling toward.

    - Janq has eight working fire extinguishers and a lot of socks
    +1 to Janq post.
    "Without fear there can be no Courage!"

  15. #15
    Member Array bonehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    474
    After reading the OP over and over, I'm still not sure how the clerk was implying you were a bigot.
    As Janq alluded to, the panic buying is causing all the guns and ammo across the country to fly off the shelves. The clerk has no knowledge of your reason to purchase ammo, so his comment is just presumptive and ignorant, not necessarily a slight against you.

    For me, yeah, I've bought into the hype a bit. Come on, I think most of us have to some degree. Why else are a lot of the popular online ammo sites backlogged for weeks, the pegboards of our local guns stores bare?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. discussion at Walmart
    By TedBeau in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: February 16th, 2010, 11:16 PM
  2. Supid Clerk
    By justherenow in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: September 4th, 2009, 08:05 PM
  3. Good: Clerk 2; BG's 0 KC, KS.
    By Bark'n in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: June 28th, 2009, 10:29 PM
  4. Perfect Gun Clerk?
    By titleist in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: March 31st, 2009, 09:50 AM
  5. Not a clerk to be messed with!
    By P95Carry in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: December 18th, 2005, 10:30 PM

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors