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Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« on: February 04, 2018, 01:54:18 PM »
We have a new Tractor Supply Store in our town and it is a nice one. Lots of neat stuff for people that live in suburbia. I notices an after Christmas Sale Display that had a few air rifles there. I found one that I thought might fit my smallest grandkids and it was just under $30.00. I always like having these around so that I can help these kids get started shooting. I had some other things to buy and then joined a long long line to pay for everything. When it was my turn, I was told that they needed to see my ID to buy the Pellet gun. I thought it strange but showed her my driver's license. I was taken back when she not only looked at it but put in my license number and birthday. I would have argued but it was already in the computer and there were so many people waiting. It seems to be a company policy. I WILL MAKE DARN SURE THAT I NEVER BUY ANYTHING LIKE THAT FROM THEM AGAIN.

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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 02:37:39 PM »
Isn't it like purchasing smokes or booze, have to be a minimum of 18 or 21 and show proof? 

They enter the info to show ID was checked and verified for their liability protection.

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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 03:03:56 PM »
That's not a state or federal regulation. You might ask to speak the manager and see why they have that policy. It may have been an ignorant clerk and not even company policy. :twocents:
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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 03:38:09 PM »
Pretty sure the weed shops for the same thing
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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 03:52:06 PM »
That's not a state or federal regulation. You might ask to speak the manager and see why they have that policy. It may have been an ignorant clerk and not even company policy. :twocents:


dig a little deeper, WA does have regulations about BB guns on school grounds. Not relevant to this discussion though.  There are a lot of voluntary regulations though, which would apply here.  TSC seems to be voluntarily restricting sale to minors, and for taking the ID and information I would suspect it's for CYA liability. 

I wouldn't by a BB gun there either, we have enough laws we don't need to support voluntary ones.
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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 04:23:21 PM »
Keep an eye out for black helicopters. You're on the BB gun list now.

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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 06:18:31 PM »
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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 06:53:51 PM »
"Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun".

It's the "persoanal" part that bothers me.

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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2018, 07:07:48 PM »
You didnt buy their micro engraved BBs did you?  ???
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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2018, 07:31:24 PM »
Had to actually go to the Lacey T.S.C. tonight to get some medication supplies for the horse, so I checked out their air rifle/BB guns. 

There is a big, clearly displayed sign that says must be 18 and have ID to purchase, so clearly a company, CYA type thing...
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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2018, 08:31:06 PM »
"Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun".

It's the "persoanal" part that bothers me.

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Re: Tractor Supply Collects Persoanal Infor when buying BB Gun
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2018, 08:42:55 PM »
Did they actually record your information?   Like your DL #?  I'd be looking further into this if so, it could be the clerk is collecting info for identity theft. Especially if you used a cc to pay.  Regardless of policy I never give me ID to a clerk. Only show it.  Having had an identity theft in the past, it isn't worth trusting a stranger with info they really don't need

 

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