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Old 12-13-2008, 08:31 PM
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Okay I am 16 years old went up to walmart to do some christmas shopping. So I pick out my dad this nice buck knife and I get ready to leave so the cashier rings up the knife and the rest of my stuff then he ask for ID and I knew I was not leaving with the knife the screen said is customer 18 years of age or older. I wa s like what the heck I cant buy a pocket knife unless your 18. The cashier showed me the camera and said sorry man I can't do it. I about went off your tellin me I can drive a car, I can legally hunt by myself, carry a gun but I can't buy a knife. I thought to myself I hsve handeled and shot more guns than most people will in their whole life. Im seriously wonderin what is goin to happen when obama gets in are you going to have to be 21 to buy bb's which you alredy have to be 18. I think somebody is really goin to kill somebody with some bb's. Lol. Thats like you have to have a background check to buy a gun but not a muzzeloader I guess it takes longer to reload is why. the laws are gettin out of hand bad. I understand about havin to be 21 to buy a gun wich is good but 18 to buy a knife I don't think so. Alright im through griping. But we still live in the greatest country in the world!

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Old 12-13-2008, 09:04 PM
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Don't feel bad NY probably has the toughest laws. You might have to be 21 here to buy a knife. Yeah, they're pretty tough here.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:14 PM
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That sounds silly to me . I dont think they have that restriction here but it might be a new rule for all wal marts. I think I'm going to ask next time I'm there just to see.
I bet you could buy one on line from wal mart or any other store for that matter regardless of age as long as you have a debit card or credit card.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:25 PM
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tell me the knife ill pick it up for ya...

then ill get booked for contributing to the deliquency of a minor.. ha.. someone please bail me out..
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:50 AM
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That probably is a Wal-Mart policy thing, try another Sporting Goods Store where they want your business.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:47 PM
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I went to a different walmart and tried to buy some field tips they said you had to be 18 to buy them. It is stupid you can buy the arrows but not the field tips. Im through with Walmart.
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:38 PM
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Hey, the wal-mart in the poconos where I'm at shouldn't even sell knives. There has been shootings in the parking lot as well as a few rapes and drug deals every night. I'm not standing up for the liberals but some things you should buy at a sporting goods store. Plus I would rather give the mom and pop shops the business. But that is my feelings on the matter, I'll get off my soap box now!
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:05 PM
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You can thank the Yo Boys for that. I too think it is ridiculous. Just another case of a few ruining it for all. Same thing for gun laws. They keep adding laws instead of enforcing the ones they have. Truly sorry to hear that. It would make me mad too.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:22 AM
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Those type of laws shouldn't upset you at all once you consider why they are in place.
Think of it this way 10 point, you're a fine law abiding youth hunter and probably well trained in
safety and the use of a Bow and arrow, a rifle, a pistol, a knife etc.,
BUT how many punk kids can you think of that aren't as responsible as you?
Those type of laws and store policies are the stores only line of defense against them type of thugs,
those are the type of kids that aren't taught about safety or trained in the proper usage and handling of a weapon.
WE as hunters should be thankful the stores use them policies.
My advice for you would be to have your mom buy the knife for you and I agree it shouldn't have to be that way but
some kids aren't as responsible or as educated as you are.
I would personally like to see the store policies changed so that a person with a hunter education card
proving he or she completed a State hunter education course would be able to make a knife purchase. that's my opinion.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:36 AM
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good points and a great idea Bruce
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