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Old March 15, 2013, 12:38 AM   #1
Newton24b
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its not just walmart

most sporting goods stores i know have problems.

not just walmart. andits not every walmart employee. you have no idea how many people who "work" in sportings are NOT department associates. what do you think happens when the department guy goes on lunch or to the head, somebody from electronics or toys or the female hygeine department is who comes to help.

alot of employees in all the chain stores are scared of guns. i know some department managers at dunhams and even mc sports who are afraid to even touch a gun, or gun accessorry.

for example, one store i go to refuses to take damaged ammuniton off of shelves. you dont know how sad it is when the store manager sees no issue with having partial boxes of ammo up for sale, and some customer has written "missing 2,3,6 rounds" on it. or better yet, opening up a 25 dollar box of shotgun slugs just to find out its now skeet loads....
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Old March 15, 2013, 01:16 AM   #2
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I work for Walmart and if we have a box of rounds which are damaged or incomplete they go to claims for disposition. We never place damaged ammo on the shelves. The liability issue is astounding.

Yes, we have people in electronics or automotive handle the counter sales in the absence of the associate on duty; but we never force anyone who is not in favor of handling firearms to do so.
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Old March 15, 2013, 09:39 PM   #3
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hmmm when my walmart has an incomplete box, the person stocking tosses it up on the shelf. when it does manage to be found, its a 10 minute 'oh my god the world is ending" then its 10 minutes for management to come over and retrieve and call the local pd to see if they want it.

to many of our employees are afraid of it. to many of them refuse to use the bathrooms by teh magazine section, they are scared of the firearms related magazines. its sad.

but the thing is, all the stores are bad. there is no aptitude test or inclination test to go work in that department. some people only work in it for street cred....
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Old March 16, 2013, 11:47 PM   #4
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there is no aptitude test or inclination test to go work in that department.
Everyone who works in the department, who is going to be actually selling a firearm, has to take what we call a "CBL" which is a series of teaching tests which they have to pass 100%. No one gets numbers to log onto the sales and management computer until they complete those tests. PERIOD.
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Old March 18, 2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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dont nag me on the glms system. yeah you need to have those in order to sell guns. but anyone can open the case, pull a gun out for you so you can lookit over, and get ammo.

even the ones who do the cbls dont always want to sell guns or ammo. those are often the ones who will tell you to get a purchase permit for that there SHOTGUN.

also, dont expect to buy a gun within a half hour of the end sale time for guns.
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Old March 18, 2013, 10:58 AM   #6
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At my store we don't require anyone to handle firearms who is uncomfortable with doing so.

Don't know what you are talking about with "purchase permits". We don't have anything like that in CO.

I have sold a firearm with a couple of minutes to spare when the 9pm witching hour comes. The registers are merely set to the same time frame as the hours CBI is open.
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Old March 18, 2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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at my place no one will start the process after 830, it takes to long. and most of the authorized people want to go home before 9pm anyway.

ive looked at new ammo while staff has told people at 830 they would need to get a purchase permit for a shotgun....think about federal law here, so they wouldnt have to start.
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Old March 19, 2013, 03:41 AM   #8
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We are on the computerized 4473 and NICS so we can start the process and even if it goes past 9pm the NICS check will still go through. We used to go through CBI but that is passe. With the recent panic buying, the NICS checks are taking up to 10 days so who cares when they are started?
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Old March 19, 2013, 04:53 AM   #9
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I can't imagine what would happen if a novice shooter bought a crunched box of ammo from Walmart that had backspaced cartridges in it.

It has to have happened before...
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