I am done with Dick's Sporting Goods

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by Bigcountry02, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I walk into Dick's Sporting Goods to purchase some 22LR Blazer CCI ammo. Well, I purchase some 2 weeks ago and did not have this issue.

    On the screen it asked if you are an American Citizen (Yes or No). Then they asked for your birthday.

    I got the ammo, should have left it; but, the price was right.

    I did voice my opinion.

    I am done with them.
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I'm not sure what made you angry and why. Was it that they asked if you were an American Citizen? And really, anyone can answer "Yes" and would you have to prove it?
     

  3. Centurian22

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    Not sure what the issue is here? They are confirming your age and your status as a citizen. I have no interest in ammo being sold to anyone underage and CERTAINLY not to any illegals.
     
  4. silverado113

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    You don't have to be a US Citizen to purchase ammo or a firearm.
     
  5. armed1212

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    I was there the other day and noticed the same thing, had me wondering as well.....
     
  6. silverado113

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    Bet someone somewhere within the organization sold some ammo to someone the shouldn't have.
     
  7. Centurian22

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    I know my local Walmart (in Maine) has now started asking about us citizenship, I guess it is company policy. I don't usually favor restrictions of any kind, but when it comes to limiting something to the rampant running illegal immigrant issue, I'm all for it.
     
  8. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I asked why the addition, no comment or could not answer it.

    To me it is more indoctrination, once the implementation of this and slowly more and more features come out.

    What is next, they want the serial # of the weapon the ammo is going to be used with?
     
  9. R-BOLT

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    I got fed up with D.S.G.'s quite a few years ago. The nearest one is a two hour drive from home. Drove there to pick up a .17HMR rifle on the sale flier, none in stock and clerk laughed and stated half the time they don't have the "on sale" firearms in the corporate wide flier. I asked for a rain check and he said he would go get the manager. He went on break instead left me standing there, no manager ever showed up. Came back and very suprised I was still at the counter, coughed up a rain check and told me they would call when the rifle was in. Never got that phone call. I just throw away their flier now without looking at it, could care less what they are selling. They rate a never again in my book.
     
  10. orangello

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    That, that right there!

    I could stomach it if there was a ICE agent at the door to every US Post Office, federal building, courthouse (fed or other), or other publicly-funded facility asking people about their citizenship. It's only polite to let the illegalos know they aren't welcome and are being watched before you toss them out of the country.
     
  11. KeysKelly

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    I'm not too fond of Dick's myself but I agree with the posts above. I don't see anything wrong with what they did. One of the local grocery stores in Key West asks for your date of birth to buy beer or wine. I have to enter mine every time and I'm 55 years old. Not like I look under age.
     
  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Slippery slope? Maybe, but geez. It is not like they asked for fingerprints, DNA or the serial number of the weapon. Illegal to sell to someone underage. Many places that sell alcohol or tobacco products has a feature that prevents the transaction from being completed unless an appropriate DOB is entered into the system. You may not even realize it is there as they probably have a featue that allows the clerk to enter a random DOB that makes you old enough.

    Companies are scared to death of liability. If they sell ammo, guns, alcohol, cigarettes to someone underage, they may get sued. Tort reform is what we need.
     
  13. Ranger-6

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    America is no longer a republic, it has become a democracy. Policy is now entrenched and will forever remain and in control of everyone's' life.
     
  14. drvsafe

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    In NJ you can't buy ammo without a firearms purchasers ID card. And they won't issue THAT to even a resident alien (person with a green card). So that's that over here. But I hate DSG for other reasons.
     
  15. c3shooter

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    Age-is spelled out in the Federal law that dealers operate under.

    Citizenship? There is no requirement that you be an American citizen to purchase ammo OR firearms. You may purchase either if you are a resident alien (my lady is one of those) or a NON-Resident alien (such as one with a hunting license).

    My curiosity piqued. I checked with the local DSG, and they confirmed that this was a recent change in requirements sent down from their corporate HQ the citizenship part)

    I also spoke with my local ATF folks, who confirmed that there IS no change in the ATF regulations on purchase of ammo. You must be a person that can legally own a firearm to purchase ammo. Among other things, that means you are here in the US legally. It does NOT mean that you must be a US citizen.

    My take? Dick got burned making an improper sale, and is making up their own rules to try to not get smacked by the ATF. It may also get them a lawsuit if a legal alien is refused service on the basis of National Origin (a no-no last time I looked)
     
  16. vincent

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    You don't have to be an American citizen to purchase a firearm...but as a NC resident, I can't purchase a firearm in any other state besides NC???

    What prey tell is the logic behind THAT???
     
  17. MrWray

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    I dont see the big deal in being asked those two questions, im confused :-\

    I doesnt seem like the transaction was hindered in any way.

    Hell walmart asks for my DOB when i buy spray paint, other than the extra 2 seconds that it takes to tell them, i dont really care
     
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  18. drvsafe

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    Not sure either mrwray. But since my scenario is actual for where I live I have to assume that municipal/county/state regulations are more stringently enforced by shops like dsg et al.

    Again in NJ you need a firearms purchasers ID card to purchase ammo and they will not issue a fpid to a non resident alien.

    That's how we roll here.
     
  19. Centurian22

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    I do have a major problem with the FPID card as it is a blatant infringement upon all Americans right to own firearms. However at least they did one thing right by not allowing illegals.
     
  20. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That is simple, your state law is more restrictive than Federal law. Sounds like you need to change your state government or your location.