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Bass Pro Shops / Gun Control

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by BrokeTrapDad, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. BrokeTrapDad

    BrokeTrapDad Member

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    It appears Bass Pro Shops is jumping on the gun control band wagon and they need to start hearing about by us "shooter, hunters, americans" They are now limeting how much ammo, clips/magazines, guns a individual can purchase at a time.
     
  2. skeet_man

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    They are also registering ammo sales here in NY, even though that part of the law doesn't go into effect for over a year.

    They are taking down name, address, occupation, and make/model/lot number on the ammunition. They are requiring you buy the ammo at the gun counter now, so imagine the line just to buy ammo when they are busy...

    So all a criminal has to do is get his hands on that book, and he can go on his own shopping spree.
     
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    Skeetman, I was at Gander on Saturday, and heard from another customer they are going to start the ammo recording on Feb 1st. I just don't understand why they would do this until required, which is next year.

    I can see some small shops being scared off by the new law and stories flying around, but these are large corporations with legal counsel available. They should know better.
     
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    This is a major bummer. I have patiently been waiting for the return of the $4.97 Remington Gun Club special with free shipping. Looks like that won't happen. May as well start buying some over priced shot and start loading.
     
  5. timberfaller

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    Same thing is happening out here in the PNW! Business owner have finally woken up and are limiting purchases. So everyone can have a chance of purchasing.

    Why to much paranoia! and GREED by shooters.
     
  6. JRANDALL1

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    Look at how many customers Bass Pro and Gander Mountain have. Two of the major sporting goods distributors in the USA. They are probably trying to protect themselves. While it is not in effect yet albeit a PITA, would'nt you want to make sure your ducks are in a row? Being the type of retailers they are, they might be trying to develop a system and help to implement it. Contact customer service and ask why they are starting a year ahead of the proposed implementation date.
     
  7. 870

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    JRandall:

    No I wouldn't spend money and assets on something like this at this point. Any legal requirement is a year away, the State has nothing in place yet, and I'd be considering the chance that some changes will be made to it before it becomes law. I see no business reason to jump in early, not to mention pissing off customers for no reason.
     
  8. fast gun

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    Take 10 or more friends load the shopping carts full with as much mixed ammo then when they start their nonsense just leave and let them go to the hassle of restocking the ammo.
     
  9. likes-to-shoot

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    The Bass Pro shop in Des Moines doesn't carry very much for reloading supplys and are very expensive to boot. I will admit that they are good for fishing supplys.
     
  10. StonewallRacing

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    All the major resellers/distributors are putting limits in place to try to control hoarding and allow everyone to have the opportunity to purchase supplies/ammo.

    My last purchase was limited to 8lbs of powder, 5,000 primers. No limit on wads & shot, but several popular choices were out of stock.

    SW
     
  11. oleolliedawg

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    Didn't I warn you guys a few weeks ago it was gonna get ugly? Retailers are rationing so they have something on the shelves to sell. Distributors are completely sold out of many items. Wholesale prices on components have risen around 5% Jan.1st.on most items. Dig deep-it's gonna hurt!!
     
  12. BigBadBob

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    Back in the 70's and early 80's the local stores in Pike County Mo. that sold guns and ammunition required you to sign name and address for any ammunition that was interchangeable between a handgun or rifle. I remember having to sign for .22 shells especially.

    The store I frequented most just had a spiral notebook on the counter that was there whenever they were open. If no one was at the gun counter you grabbed your shells, signed your name and checked out at the cash register. The clerk would always ask ,"Did you sign the book?"
     
  13. slic lee

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    Bass pro shops were always the first to lay down.
     
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