Interesting interaction at the Atwoods gun counter

Moparman485

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The employee is 100% false. Go back to purchase, if he/they gives you guff, either ask to speak to a manager with the above referenced “actual” law pulled up to show them, or if you don’t feel like dewing with it, go somewhere else. But also as said above, this is a perfect example of how innocent chit chat at the counter with clerks can cause you a headache.

However, private companies do reserve the right to have their own policies with regard to sales and such, they just have to “at a minimum” meet the federal regs on it. So they don’t “have to” sell you the firearm if they don’t want to. But that is rare in this political climate since it’s a possible headache for everyone involved if they don’t.
 

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Atwood’s seems to have a unique set of rules. A couple of years ago, I purchased a Ruger 9mm at the Norman store. After the paperwork routine (more than just 4473), I had to wait for manager to walk me to the front register, still holding the box, and then he had to walk me to my car, and place it inside. I said something about “special” treatment and his reply was, “Oh no, this is ATF requirements”. I was still laughing when I reached the traffic lights.
 

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My guess would be they don't sell many YOUTH models.

I bought my 10 yo son an 870. Didn't feel he should start with a semi. MHO.

His son started with same 870.
2nd son was interested joining 4H skeet team. LGS gave him a "deal" on a Yildiz O/U.
 

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Atwood’s seems to have a unique set of rules. A couple of years ago, I purchased a Ruger 9mm at the Norman store. After the paperwork routine (more than just 4473), I had to wait for manager to walk me to the front register, still holding the box, and then he had to walk me to my car, and place it inside. I said something about “special” treatment and his reply was, “Oh no, this is ATF requirements”. I was still laughing when I reached the traffic lights.
EXACT SAME THING happened the last time I bought a gun at Academy in Lawton. Right down to the ATF thing. I didnt know whether to call him a DA or a liar.
 

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I can understand stores, etc. being overly cautious. I'm sure there are multiple law suits right now resulting from just this year's assortment of events. Every store that sold one of the weapons is likely either currently being sued, or consulting with their attorneys in anticipation of legal action. But they shouldn't try to pass off their policies as requirements from ATF or other agencies.
 

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He's wrong. I had no problem buying my 9 year old(at the time) his first shotgun. I was at sportsworld though. I mean ,he was the only shouldering the gun, plainly labeled youth and I'm over 6 ft tall. If no words were spoke, it's blatantly obvious why we are there. No issues and the guy behind the counter even told him to enjoy the new gun and hopes he puts it to good use.
 

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Like the title says i wanted to get some input on an interesting interaction I had with the gun counter employee at my local woods.
I've been on the hunt for a gas operated 20 Guage for my son who is under 10 to start with. Looking at shotguns tonight I informed the employee I was interested in looking at LOP as my kids will share this gun. Long story short he informed he was happy to help but couldn't make a sell as I told him it's for my son i.e. straw purchase scenario.
I'm just now aging into having my children join me on the sporting clays course. Can anyone who has already traveled this path enlighten me on the real rules? I just assumed as the father of the minor it was understood what was happening or was this guy over the top? And my son was with me, forgot to add that.


What you have there is an uninformed moron.
 

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He's wrong. I had no problem buying my 9 year old(at the time) his first shotgun. I was at sportsworld though. I mean ,he was the only shouldering the gun, plainly labeled youth and I'm over 6 ft tall. If no words were spoke, it's blatantly obvious why we are there. No issues and the guy behind the counter even told him to enjoy the new gun and hopes he puts it to good use.


Yeah, maybe ask the guy if he has any "youth" models, and exactly how those are to be sold.

When someone is that wrong, it don't take much to show them the error of their beliefs.
 

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