guns at walmart?

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  1. eyeballkid

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    A coworker of mine told me that you can buy guns at walmart, is this true?

    I mean, not wait 30 days...or what ever the gun laws are.
     
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    Not sure about guns, but I once heard you could buy ammo at Wal-Mart. Don't know if that still holds true.
     
  3. Rodimus Major

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    I always hear that, but the only guns I see at Wal Mart are bb guns.

    You can, however, buy rifle ammo.
     
  4. Doug

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    The Walmarts around where I live used to sell rifles and shotguns, not anymore. They now sell only ammo, but I noticed Walmarts prices on ammo is almost the same as the prices at a gun store.
     
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    You can buy shot guns but nothing else.
     
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    Yep, you can also buy hunting rifles, too. I assume there is a wait period, though, I wouldn't know for sure since I don't own a gun.
     
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    Who told you silly fellows that there's a waiting period? :D  If you have a squeeky-clean record such as moi, there's no wait. You walk in, have the FFL dealer call up the ATF, wait about a minute and then plop down cash. I've never waited longer than 2-3 minutes to purchase a firearm(including handguns).

    Wal*Mart's gun sales are regional. The W*M in my town stopped selling firearms, yet the one 30 minutes away continues to. They sell shotguns, rimfire rifles(i.e. .22 LR and .17 HMR/HM2), and centerfire rifles(i.e. .30-.30, .270, .30-06). Their prices are more than reasonable.

    Whoever mentioned W*M's ammo prices being almost as good as a gun shop's, think again. You can't buy ammo in a gun shop for anywhere near W*M's prices. I always buy my plinking and hunting ammo at W*M, sad as that may be.
     
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    State law depending on where live told them, you silly fellow, you.

    And for ebk, Wal-mart's selling practices will be in accordance with NM's laws. They're not allowed to do things differently just 'cause they're a national chain.

    Their ammunition prices are much better than gun stores, at least in the meto Atlanta area. I try to purchase range ammo there before whenever I go practice.
     
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    It is definitely up to state law. At my local walmart herre in Mississippi they sell hunting rifles, shotguns, and ammo . If you don't have a record, Mississippi is one of the wonderful places that you can buy a firearm and take it home in under 30 minutes (after a very brief social security check), unlike California where I grew up where there is a 10 day waiting period no matter where you buy the firearm.
     
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    The Supercenter Walmart in West Virginia use to sell guns and beer(nice combo huh?), back when Cartoon Network was getting ready to air TF:Armada, and MOTU, but I have been back to visit my family for a while so I don't know if they still do.
     
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    As previously stated it does all depend on the laws of the state and the county that the individual store is in. In NC you can buy rifles, shotguns and an assortment of ammo from the Wal-Marts here.
     
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    I bought my 12 gauge at Wal-Mart.
     
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    Well I don't know the laws in Ohio, but down here in Florida, there is a three-day waiting period when you purchase handguns and shotguns that has a pistol grip and it doesn't matter if you have a squeeky-clean record. But there is no waiting period when you purchase rifles and shotguns.

    Now maybe the prices of ammo are cheaper at Walmarts than a gun store where you live, but where I live, prices are the same at both places.
     
  14. Optimus Sledge

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    So if you bought a regular shotgun and a pistol grip seperately, would you have a three day wait, or could you walk out with them?
     
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    i was told no walmart will carry guns any more.. rifles or shotguns

    just the shells
     
  16. Doug

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    Now that is a good question. Next time when I visit the gun store, I will find out.
     
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    Why buy ammo at any store that doesn't sell guns?

    The thirty day law is unConstitutional.
     
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    Well, perhaps you need a one-stop shop that supplies diapers, hosiery, and bullets?
     
  19. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Buy smart, buy S-mart!
     
  20. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Cheers, I'll be interested to know. And no matter the answer, it'll make me more depressed to live in Communist Britain. :( 
     

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