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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLT View Post
    That's not the way it works. Instead you insist that the manager follow you around the store while you finish your shopping!

    Actually, in many states such as Washington, it is the law that requires an employee to escort a purchased gun out the door.

    Here's one for you - entered a retail sporting goods store here in Washington to buy a black powder cap and ball revolver open carrying a .45 loaded with 11 rounds. 1st the state of Washington requires the state background check form to be filled out for the black powder revolver even though it is exempt by both state law and exempt from NICs by Federal law. 2nd, I had to be escorted out of the store with this revolver in the plastic package (it was a set that you buy off the shelf or mail order with the revolver, balls, powder measure all in a plastic package) by an unarmed store clerk while I am open carrying my pistol which, in Washington, no license is required to do!
    and another one...

    Went to Walmart to buy a Swiss army knife for Daughter #1's birthday. The knives are on locking peghooks so i needed an employee to get it off hook. Sporting goods section was closed so he escorted me up to front register where he stood holding the knife while i stood in line. It was run up, paid for, and placed in bag before it was handed to me....all the while i was OC'ing.

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  3. #42
    Glad Walmart doesnt sell handguns I wouldnt let anyone handle my sidearm ..............

  4. Walmart History and Liability

    First off, Walmart has had a few too many disgruntled employees, or disgruntled spouses/friends of employees, walk in a start shooting. So their reaction to that was to kill gun sales in a great number of their stores. I bought my first rifle from a Wallyworld. Nobody walked me out then. But now, i suspect, it is driven by concerns about liability. Can anybody sue anybody? Sure, but consider the following:

    A nut walks in with his own gun and starts shooting. He's clearly the only one guilty. Think a Walmart greeter will stop an armed crazy? nope. not even intended to do so.

    But in the store, before you pay for the gun, it's still Walmart's property. If their policy is so lax as to allow you load THEIR gun and shoot up the place, they share culpability. That seems pretty obvious. It's also one reason most salemen in the gunstores i frequent carry openly - before you could slam the bolt closed you'd be perforated for trying.

    Now, why do so many places now walk you out even after you've paid for it? Again, to draw the distinction above in clear, black and white terms. You've left the store, now it's your gun. If you come back to kill people, the problem was not lax practices at the store.

    However, the story about the BP revolver is priceless. That's clearly a policy of the absurd. Why they made him do the paperwork is also a mystery - you can buy those things legally through mail-order catalogs. You just have to be 18. BP guns are not considered "firearms" under federal law.
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants ... for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daugherty16 View Post
    First off, Walmart has had a few too many disgruntled employees, or disgruntled spouses/friends of employees, walk in a start shooting. So their reaction to that was to kill gun sales in a great number of their stores. I bought my first rifle from a Wallyworld. Nobody walked me out then. But now, i suspect, it is driven by concerns about liability. Can anybody sue anybody? Sure, but consider the following:

    A nut walks in with his own gun and starts shooting. He's clearly the only one guilty. Think a Walmart greeter will stop an armed crazy? nope. not even intended to do so.

    But in the store, before you pay for the gun, it's still Walmart's property. If their policy is so lax as to allow you load THEIR gun and shoot up the place, they share culpability. That seems pretty obvious. It's also one reason most salemen in the gunstores i frequent carry openly - before you could slam the bolt closed you'd be perforated for trying.

    Now, why do so many places now walk you out even after you've paid for it? Again, to draw the distinction above in clear, black and white terms. You've left the store, now it's your gun. If you come back to kill people, the problem was not lax practices at the store.

    However, the story about the BP revolver is priceless. That's clearly a policy of the absurd. Why they made him do the paperwork is also a mystery - you can buy those things legally through mail-order catalogs. You just have to be 18. BP guns are not considered "firearms" under federal law.
    Exactly. My question was rhetorical, but you answered it well in any case.

  6. #45
    I completely agree with your Statement.. Point well taken A+++++++++++

  7. Quote Originally Posted by rugerfan.64 View Post
    Count yourselves lucky if your local wal mart still sells firearms period. Thoise that still do are getting fewer and fewer. And I was always in a hurry to go shoot whatever firearm I had just bought.
    True. Four Walmarts near me but only 1 sells rifles.
    However, I would wait until I left the store before shooting it.

  8. Here's an idea. Stop shopping at Walmart and support your local gunstore........

  9. #48
    Same thing happened to me a few years ago. Seems like it is policy
    Non Timebo Mala

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    Quote Originally Posted by ringo37 View Post
    Here's an idea. Stop shopping at Walmart and support your local gunstore........
    We certainly would if 1) they had ammo, and 2) we could afford it. We do what we can on our retirement income.

  11. #50
    I purchased weapons from Wal-Mart. I was exercising my rights as stated in the 2A. There was no ruckus. I was escorted out. I don’t really have a problem being escorted; it does however seem to be a waste of the management manhours.

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