Walmart in Atascocita, TX....not quite on the list but on thin ice.
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    Walmart in Atascocita, TX....not quite on the list but on thin ice.

    Today I tried to buy a couple of 100-pack boxes of shotgun target ammo for a shoot tomorrow. The clerk asked to see my driver's license...which sometimes they do to verify age, but when she saw that my DL was out-of-state she informed me I can't purchase ammo with an out-of-state ID...it's a "new law" and "they're really cracking down on that sort of thing".

    I was of course very surprised to hear this and demanded to know who "they" were and what "sort of thing" they're cracking down on. She didn't have any answers for me other than babbling something about ammo being "dangerous"...while I leaned against a rack of bowie knives that were out in the open.

    I then asked her to call her manager, and when she did, the manager came over and confirmed that "unless I'm seriously mistaken, that IS the law". I informed him that he IS, in fact seriously mistaken and there is no such law. He then said that I was trying to break the law and he would have none of it. I then (I didn't have to do this, I just wanted to see if there was ANY talking sense into them) showed them my CCW from Georgia which even if there WERE ammo purchase restrictions would allow me to buy ammo. They took a look and said "oh...yeah...well...that's from Georgia...this is Texas, that's no good here". Several people in line behind me all said "yes it is!" and couldn't believe this was happening in front of them.

    Seeing that I was going nowhere fast, I went back to my car and called Walmart Corporate Office. To my surprise (as this was a Saturday afternoon) I reached a live person immediately. When I explained to her what had happened she was NOT happy. Put me on hold for a few minutes and came back on the line with "the most senior person I could find in the building". This person was also not pleased with how I was treated, called the store and straightened the manager out.

    I went back to the store and asked to speak to the manager. The manager was very defensive and tried to explain to me that SOME Walmarts sell firearms and THAT would be illegal....to which I replied that this store doesn't sell firearms and I wasn't trying to buy one. then she said they have a store policy limit of 3 boxes, to which I replied I was only trying to be TWO boxes and then spent about 30 minutes explaining to her exactly how many levels of wrong they had committed and got many apologies and her assurance that the staff would be trained to make sure everyone understands how ammunition sales work. I also explained to the clerk that just because SHE has a problem with guns doesn't give her the right to make it MY problem by making up non-existent rules. I could do far more damage with the display of bowie knives than I could with a box of shotgun shells. With all the discrimination gun owners have to deal with, I wasn't just going to let this go. This is why I left California, and I wasn't about to let my rights get stepped on. I will NOT be treated like a criminal.

    Now...this was a Saturday afternoon and I understand that this was probably not their A-crew...and judging from how long it took the clerk to sell a fishing license to the customer in front of me I'm not even sure it was their B-crew and I'm willing to let it go if it was an honest mistake and I got an apology and my ammo, but if it happens again...I'm pretty sure there's a civil rights violation in there.

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  3. way to stand up for your [and everyones] rights!

  4. I never, ever will give my money to any Walmart, anywhere! Sam Walton is spinning in his grave!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blarg View Post
    The manager was very defensive and tried to explain to me that SOME Walmarts sell firearms and THAT would be illegal....
    Which is equally in error, unless the firearm is a handgun, and I don't believe I have ever seen Wal Mart selling handguns.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

  7. I find that surprising. The Wal*mart over here in Montgomery, Texas (just opposite side of Atascocita), celebrates selling ammo. If I would have been there, I would have backed you up as well. They did have a three box limit there for a while, but that was only on rifle and handgun ammo. Sounds like you got a hold of the wrong folks at that store. Conroe, Montgomery, and the Huntsville stores are all super friendly. Sorry you had to come deal with this in our fine state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McNamara View Post
    I find that surprising. The Wal*mart over here in Montgomery, Texas (just opposite side of Atascocita), celebrates selling ammo. If I would have been there, I would have backed you up as well. They did have a three box limit there for a while, but that was only on rifle and handgun ammo. Sounds like you got a hold of the wrong folks at that store. Conroe, Montgomery, and the Huntsville stores are all super friendly. Sorry you had to come deal with this in our fine state.
    I knew it was probably just ignorance rather than anything sinister which is why I took the time to address it. Their corporate management was certainly not happy about it. I used to buy entire shopping carts full of target ammo (between my wife and me we used to go through A LOT of it) but it looks they're not stocking that much of it anymore. I'm actually headed to Conroe today to check out the sporting clays range out there. I'll have to see if the Walmart up there has any as well.

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    Just a followup - I have gone back to this Walmart to purchase more ammo and had no problems - I wasn't even asked for an I.D. - as should be the case.

    However, in the process of dealing with this matter I have discovered several other sources of cheap target ammo like Academy (and sometimes even Gander Mountain when it's on sale) that are within a $1 of Walmart's price for the same ammo and it's always available, there's no limits, and no hassles so I probably won't be buying the thousands of rounds I usually buy here...but if my wife or I spot a few boxes of cheap target loads we might grab em while we're buying groceries. This is Texas and there's WAY too many great places to buy guns and ammo to put up with this kind of crap.

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    Walmart in Atascocita, TX....not quite on the list but on thin ice.

    Luckily I have several cheaper places to by ammo around me than Walmart. Hate that place.

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    I only take my business to places that appreciate it. I`m too old to deal with ignorant employees, or bad policies.
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