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New computerized 4473 and gun log at Wal-Mart

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by slythorne, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. slythorne

    slythorne Western Washington Member

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    Not sure if anyone noticed these at the Wal-Marts around the country yet. The way Wal-Mart logs in guns and completes 4473s is completely changed. There is now a computer at the Sporting Goods counter. :computer:

    The 4473 is now started on the computer. The customer enters their data, then the associate enters the store data and gun information before printing out the 4473, having the customer sign it, and calling in for a background check. This data is supposed to be secure... :paranoid: but I see this driving away some customers, or at least more customers opting not to put their SSN on the form. :contract:

    All guns are logged into the computer instead of the old style books. I think it could use a little more finessing, but it isn't too bad for v1.0. If you are looking for a 20ga, the clerk can bring up the inventory, and then filter by make or caliber, or both. The system is pretty neat as there is no longer any looking through the books to find out what is in stock. If your 4473 is delayed they are now supposed to hold the gun for you, and the log will denote such a hold.
     
  2. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Wal-Marts around here stopped selling firearms (at least the one in Woodburn and all Salem)
     
  3. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    I believe that WalMart is easing out of the gun business. Of course, they will squeeze the last possible penny out of it first. I think that WalMart wants to get in the government's good graces (they probably think that that way they will be on the winning side in the long run). I won't miss them!
     
  4. Searcher451

    Searcher451 Oregon Member

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    I've never paid much attention to the guns that WallyWorld has sold over the years (I'd much rather deal with a local gun shop and have done just that, every time out), but I would miss Walmart prices on range ammo. The Super WallyWorld in Redmond, Oregon, still offers rifles for sale.
     
  5. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    I was told by my CCW teacher to not put my SSN on anything I didn't have to. So that line of the form stays blank.
     
  6. rudedog04

    rudedog04 oregon-roseburg Member

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    they stopped layaway .i like that way better than credit
     
  7. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    Some day WalMart will start a "Trade your guns for toys (or something else)" program the same as ToysRus did a while back. Wait and see!
     
  8. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    Wal Mart, like any other company, is in business to make a profit. When certain product lines are no longer profitable, they will discontinue ordering them and put something else for sale in the space previously occupied. There are many Wal Mart stores which continue to offer several rifles and shotguns for sale and will continue as long as they are profitable.
     
  9. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    Profitable until it becomes more profitable to suck up to the government.
     
  10. LoneRider

    LoneRider Marysville WA Member

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  11. smithmax

    smithmax here Member

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    From LoneRider's link:
    I don't think wally-world having higher standards would have done anything to prevent this. How about Bloomberg focuses his energy on following up with failed psych-evals instead of legal gun purchases. Yay politics.