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This is a discussion on Walmart within the Businesses Against Firearms & 2nd Amendment forums, part of the Main Category category; Hello everyone. I just wanted to inform you guys that, walmart in North Carolina does not sell ammo past 10pm. ...

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    Hello everyone. I just wanted to inform you guys that, walmart in North Carolina does not sell ammo past 10pm. So, here is the story!

    I worked all day today, got off at 9:45 pm. Drove to walmart with the intent in purchasing a box of .45, a box of 9mm, and a box of 380 (for the wife). I have big plans of going to the range tomorrow... I get in walmart, and this is a small town anyways, There is no one in the sporting goods section. So I walk all the way back up to the service desk. When I get to the service desk, I nicely ask the clerk who can unlock the ammo case for me because I would like to purchase some ammo. She says ok and proceeds to ask into her walkie talkie who can unlock the case for me, and informs me to walk back to the sporting goods section and someone will be with me in a few moments. I get back to the sporting goods section, and have already picked out everything I would like to buy. Just a few minutes go by, and the manager comes stolling over. He proceeds to inform me that Walmart does not sell ammo/guns/hunting permits past 10pm because the sporting goods register is closed. I explained my story that I had litterally just got off of work, and he said that the sporting goods register was closed so no transactions could be done there. I said OK, will you carry the ammo to the front for me and Ill just purchase it from the front register that is open, because I have other shopping to do also. He said he can not do that because the walmart policy is nothing sold past 10pm. I very nicely asked him what the difference between 9pm and 10pm was, and he said there was no difference. I said that is correct, so why can you not sell me any ammo? He got mad and walked away.... So told him I wouldnt be doing any shopping there anymore, and I would inform all of my hunting/range shooting friends that walmart is not very serious about selling ammo. Sorry if this came off as a rant (it kind of is). Maybe someone will find this useful and learn from my mistakes. Hope you all stay safe out there!!!

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    I don't shop Walmart. I don't like the way their employee policies and the history they have with the poor treatment of them.
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    I was just at Walmart earlier today buying ammo and they had a sign stating that they do not sell firearms after 10 pm or on Christmas day. It was in Missouri.
    My brother had the same problem except he got there at 9:30 and it took them 40 minutes to get someone to help him. After they paged someone several times the manager came back to tell them that they do not sell ammo after 10 pm. He explained to the manager that he was there before 10 pm but they still would not sell it to him.

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    Ya I am considering a ban on walmart. It just really irritated me. Here I am, a ccw carrying citizen, even nice enough to leave my handgun in the truck before going into the store. Its really sad. Welcome to walmart, where we will not sell what you need past a certian time.....

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    If it is their policy, then so be it. However, It sounds to me like the policy was not the problem, but rather the lack of customer service, as you were in the store trying to buy ammo well before their deadline. Wal-Mart pays low wages, which in turn produces employees who really don't care, which equals crappy service. But what amazes me about this equation, is that Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer. Sad, truly sad.

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    Wal-mart is a private business, and it is well within their rights to determine what time they want to stop selling a particular product. In some jurisdictions alcohol sales is regulated by state or local laws. In order to ensure compliance with the law, many places choose to stop selling alcohol well before the time allowed by law. The business has a right to do this.

    You are not afforded a special right to purchase ammo whenever it is convenient or possible for you. Plan ahead and purchase on your day off or well ahead of the time you plan on going to the range. Suppose they were out of stock. You would then have to shop at a different store. Another consideration is how early are you going to the range? Most ranges I have shot at open around 9am. If I recall correctly, the sporting goods department at most Wal-mart stores is staffed from 7am or 8am. Pick up the ammo on the way to the range.

    Arguing with the store manager won't get you the desired result and will make you look bad as a gun owner. Your remark about being "nice enough to leave my handgun in the truck...." makes no sense. First of all, if you're CCing, it wouldn't matter because nobody will know unless you needed to use your firearm. Second, Wal-mart is one of the most "firearms friendly" retailers out there. Their corporate policy is to allow customers to carry as long as they're in compliance with state and local laws.

    If you feel that strongly about Wal-mart, then shop someplace else. That is your right. Don't bash a retailer because they have a policy that you don't like, especially when the hassle could have been avoided had you planned better on your part.
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    I live in ky, I've bought ammo after midnight before... Maybe a regional thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by towboater View Post
    I live in ky, I've bought ammo after midnight before... Maybe a regional thing?
    Quite possible. I've run into situations in various states where the guns and ammo were locked down late at night. I recall purchasing ammo in UT and NV Wal-mart stores at some weird hours without issues, however discovered all of the ammo locked down in MO and CO Wal-mart stores on a late night visit (well after 10pm).
    "A few well placed shots with a .22LR is a lot better than a bunch of solid misses with a .44 mag!" Glock Armorer, NRA Chief RSO, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloading Rifle, Muzzleloading Shotgun, and Home Firearm Safety Training Counselor

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    Even if I don't plan on shooting I always buy a few boxes when I see them. That way if my wife or buddies wanna go shoot all I gotta say is, "Let's roll."
    Minus the ammo reserved for the zombie invasion.

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    I buy ammo at Walmart many times after ,10 in Ky
    When liberals run out of other people's right to infridge upon, how many will give up theirs?

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