This morning I headed over to my local Dick’s Sporting Goods to look for some cleats for shooting USPSA in, and I of course found myself over in the shooting department after locating the shoes I wanted. I hadn’t been in Dick’s in a while and I was quite surprised to see the amount of AR-15 accessories, and black rifles they had on the wall. I noticed they had some shotgun shells on sale, so I grabbed a box, and after browsing for a while I decided to head out.
When I got to the register, the cashier began to ring me out for the ammo, and asked me for my birth date. After entering that, and then asking to look at my drivers license, a prompt came up on the pin-pad asking “Are you a US citizen?”. I happened to have my cell phone in hand, so before checking yes, I snapped a quick picture. (Sorry for the blurry picture, my phone sucks.)
Is Dick’s doing this in order to keep ammo out of the hands of illegal aliens? Are they just trying to find out how many US citizens they sell ammo to? I don’t know. I also do not know what would have happened had I checked “No”, as there are LEGAL immigrants, or resident aliens who are 100% legal to purchase firearms and ammo.
It’s interesting, and I’m not sure that I like it. What do you think?