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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Leo, Dec 17, 2012.

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  1. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    I stopped by Dicks Sporting goods in Lafayette IN. and picked up some Gun Club shot shells. Mind you I am an old grey bearded man and my shoes are older than the clerk. She required an ID to sell me the shells. I wasn't thinking and I gave her my license. Thinking about it now, I should have refused and asked to talk to the manager. Is this something that the little girl came up with on her own, or is it new store policy?
     
  2. cubancigar2000

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    Have to show ID to buy ammo here too. Whats the prob
     
  3. PatMiles

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    I have no problem showing my ID in a case like this as long as they don't start inputting my info on the license into their terminal, then it's time for a chat with the manager.

    Pat
     
  4. ORG

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    It probably is policy. You can't be selective when you ask for ID, or you will run into the "politically correct" police. If they don't ask you, then ask the 17 year old right behind you, they are subject to the charge of discrimination. Convince yourself that you are helping the store establish a policy of asking everyone, so the guy who starts yelling discrimination gets the same treatment. Unfortunately, this is the way things work now. Common sense doesn't enter into the equation.

    I was asked for an ID to buy a drink last month. I'm 60+ and look it. Same issue.
    After I got over being offended, I convinced myself I look younger than a 21 year old.
     
  5. OldGoat

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    I always ask the clerk/waiter/waitress if they just want to see how old I am. Sometimes they see the humor....lots of white hair and 72 year old wrinkles. Regards, Ed
     
  6. halfmile

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    Just tell them OK, ya got me, Im really only 17.

    HM
     
  7. Jon Reitz

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    Leo,

    At least you were still allowed to buy ammunition. That could change soon too after listening to the great one speak last night.

    Respectfully,

    Jon Reitz
     
  8. Porcupine

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    Hey Org,

    What were you drinking? I want some of that, too!

    LA in MA
     
  9. JRANDALL1

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    I got carded at walmart when I bought sea-foam to winterize my mower.
     
  10. W.P.T.

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    Your lucky they didn't ask for a mental evaluation in view of a few things that have happened lately ... I have kids older than the kids asking for my I'D's all the time, no problem ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  11. Ross

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    I'm like oldgoat, just a few years into the senior vet class (but probably look like I belong in whatever class comes after SV) anyway I just smile and say "well thank you". Ross Puls
     
  12. Calkidd

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    You can't actually expect some of these employees to be independent thinkers, do you? Most of the time when they scan a product at the register, actually computer, tells them they have to check ID. The teenage employee has no idea why the computer is asking they just do what it tells them to do. For example, have you ever seen the look on their face when the computer doesn't tell them what change to give you?

    Bryan
     
  13. CalvinMD

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    They are just doing some CYA to keep corp HQ and Govt buttheads happy
     
  14. 90Tshooter

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    I bought some gun powder at Bass Pro in Illinois and had to show ID. Being from Wisconsin I didn't need a FOID card like the people who live in Illinois do.

    Joe
     
  15. Dickgshot

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    We seem to trash Dick's Sporting Goods a lot, and we shouldn't. They have had
    sales on ammo every week for months, and there's no place here you can buy
    shells cheaper. I just bought a bunch of Gun Clubs and Supertargets for $5.48 plus tax not more than two hours ago.
     
  16. CharlieAMA

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    I don't mind being carded. Make me feel younger. Sometimes ,I'll ask them if they want blood or hair samples. One guy I overheard offered a stool sample.LOL.
     
  17. Chango2

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    Bought some Federals at Wally World in California yesterday. Paid with credit card. Was not asked for I.D. Maybe it is a now and then thing to keep the honest folks honest in using credit cards and the bad folks away from feeling totally comfortable using a stolen credit card?
     
  18. over/under

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    Did the clerk just look at birthdate, or did they swipe your ID? That will be next! Big brother wants to know!
     
  19. Leo

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    She punched something into her computer.
     
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    Its just one more thing for trapshooters to whine about cuz they dont have enough to whine about now. Lol terry
     
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