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Walmart refuses to sell shotgun to a female
#1
I have no idea where this would go.  Move it to the proper place please.

http://www.guns.com/walmart-refuses-...ana-10965.html
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#2
That's ridiculous; how can you refuse a sale because you think its "too much gun" for the person. You can go to youtube and see these tiny women firing more powerful weapons than that. I guess you would say its gender profiling, but its disgraceful.
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#3
I'm going to copy/paste some of what I posted on "the other place".

I'm over 21 (well 30yrs over 21 [Image: frown.gif]), and I'd be denied a shotgun because of my size?

When I bought my first handgun, I had someone with me (a male, much more knowledgeable than I was), and I got the gun. Could have very much looked like a straw purchase.

Bought my 12gauge pump 28in, (Chazman321 was with me) in Walmart with no issues. And that's a massive gun for someone my size!

Its like me going to buy a Lincoln Navigator. Its really way to big for me and if I can't handle it, I can do some real damage to myself and others. However, who the Hell is the salesman to tell me its too much SUV for me? I've got a valid drivers license, so I can buy and drive anything I choose to.

I'm sorry, but I think the Walmart clerk was out of line. If she's legal, she gets the gun, plain and simple. ITS HER RIGHT!
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(09-15-2012, 03:11 AM)Michele Wrote: I'm going to copy/paste some of what I posted on "the other place".

I'm over 21 (well 30yrs over 21 [Image: frown.gif]), and I'd be denied a shotgun because of my size?

When I bought my first handgun, I had someone with me (a male, much more knowledgeable than I was), and I got the gun. Could have very much looked like a straw purchase.

Bought my 12gauge pump 28in, (Chazman321 was with me) in Walmart with no issues. And that's a massive gun for someone my size!

Its like me going to buy a Lincoln Navigator. Its really way to big for me and if I can't handle it, I can do some real damage to myself and others. However, who the Hell is the salesman to tell me its too much SUV for me? I've got a valid drivers license, so I can buy and drive anything I choose to.

I'm sorry, but I think the Walmart clerk was out of line. If she's legal, she gets the gun, plain and simple. ITS HER RIGHT!


You hit the nail pretty well on the head there; had it been my fiancee that was denied and I had been there, well I'm not sure how far they went with it, but it probably would have ended up unpleasant with me.
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Problem is, we are only getting one side of the story here...Wal-Mart has not commented (at least not that I have seen).  It could very well be they gave the impression to the salesman that the gun was for the boyfriend, in which case the salesman was correct in not moving forward with the transaction.  


As a former FFL holder myself, I would refuse to perform any transaction where I was given even the slightest impression that the gun was for someone other than the person who was actually doing the transaction.  It simply would not be worth the potential liability.
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(09-15-2012, 06:37 AM)glocke12 Wrote: Problem is, we are only getting one side of the story here...Wal-Mart has not commented (at least not that I have seen).  It could very well be they gave the impression to the salesman that the gun was for the boyfriend, in which case the salesman was correct in not moving forward with the transaction.  


As a former FFL holder myself, I would refuse to perform any transaction where I was given even the slightest impression that the gun was for someone other than the person who was actually doing the transaction.  It simply would not be worth the potential liability.


True, but by the same note, why would they refuse to comment if they were clearly in the right?
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(09-15-2012, 06:40 AM)AK47sForAll Wrote:
(09-15-2012, 06:37 AM)glocke12 Wrote: Problem is, we are only getting one side of the story here...Wal-Mart has not commented (at least not that I have seen).  It could very well be they gave the impression to the salesman that the gun was for the boyfriend, in which case the salesman was correct in not moving forward with the transaction.  


As a former FFL holder myself, I would refuse to perform any transaction where I was given even the slightest impression that the gun was for someone other than the person who was actually doing the transaction.  It simply would not be worth the potential liability.


True, but by the same note, why would they refuse to comment if they were clearly in the right?


Corporate policy??  Maybe they don't really care either.  Its one sale out of how many thousands/millions to them. Im really not defending anyone here, just pointing out we only have one side of the story, and we don't know how much of that side is exaggerated.
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(09-15-2012, 06:48 AM)glocke12 Wrote: Corporate policy??  Maybe they don't really care either.  Its one sale out of how many thousands/millions to them. Im really not defending anyone here, just pointing out we only have one side of the story, and we don't know how much of that side is exaggerated.


You've got a valid point, and I was actually thinking of the straw purchase thing while reading it, but this is Wal*Mart we're talking about, so assuming that much intelligence on the employee might be over-reaching a little bit. You're right though.
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#9
The fact of the matter is, the more gun you have the less recoil you feel as the gun absorbs the recoil.

Additionally, when it comes to selling guns It's more of a grey-area than anywhere else. Generally speaking, when someone buys a car and then uses it to kill someone no-one asks where she bought it or why they let her buy it or tries to sue whomever sold it. When it comes to guns the first thing they ask is, who sold it to her and can we sue them? If there's any chance they thought it smelt fishy it's their right to refuse the sale. Maybe the too much gun was just made as defense of a more hidden reasoning? Who knows? How about this, go buy the gun elsewhere and call it a day. No need in pulling the racism/sexism/islam card.
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So let me get this straight. She goes to buy a shotgun with her husband present. She asks for the shotgun not the husband and the salesmen refuses to sell it to her. So, if having her husband with her makes it a possible straw purchase, than every time I've purchased a firearm it was also a possible straw purchase. That doesn't make sense to me. How many of the guys here have gone with their wives/girlfriends to purchase a firearm? With you being there, does that make it a straw purchase? It's very common for a couple to go and buy something like that together. 

As for the "it's too big for you". I've had that one played on me before and I'm NOT petite. My solution was to walk out and go someplace else that didn't judge my wishes to purchase what I wanted. Did I complain about it, sure I did, but was it lawsuit worthy, Nah, not worth the effort. Just don't spend your money with them again.
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