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Old July 16th, 2009, 01:23   #97
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Location: Winnipeg Manitoba
Cabellas... Policies....??? well hmmmm

I was there a week ago getting a pair of boots and happened to pass by the airsoft section where the sales guy was talking to a kid no joke must have been 12 at MAX...

the kid (no parent in sight) was looking at the Kracken... he picked up the box and said to the sales guy that he will take it... and walked away... Serious 12 and now with a gun...

ok so I approach the sales guy and say.... you do know the kid is totally under age to buy right. his response was "not my issue I suppose his mom and dad are getting it for him" I said I did not see any parents in your 3 min conversation did you... he shruged and walked away

I spoke to a manager (what I thought was a manager) and he said that it was not his problem and that they are just a retailer and they just sell the toys...

anywho fast forward I took my boots and went to the cash. stood in line and 2 people in front of me was this kid... and his gun...

he walked up to the cash (no parent in sight and paid cash for the gun and left. I quickly paid for my boots at another teller and left saw the kid jumping into a van with his mom driving... and they left

so cabellas will sell to anyone.... there in lies the problem folks... the Broxxa and the kracken are both easy to get and are ok guns.... they can certainly be painted black and well you know the rest...

even is this is a one off still should be a rule no Airsoft, no Pellet or No Real Steel sold to anyone under 18 plus you should have to sign a form stating that this gun will never be given to or fired by a minor. under penalty of some law or another....

BTW Walmart will sell the Crossman CO2 pistol and the pump shotgun to anyone too Saw a kid with a crossman CO2 walk out of the store and jump on his bike and go (no parent even in the parking lot)

so there is the root of the issue... in the tight economy a sale is a sale...

I gave up speaking to cabellas as I have seen this before from them and to make matters worse in another incident about a year ago the guy who was speaking to the minor and later sold him the gun (broxxa just came out) worked at XT in wpg. they let anyone 16+ play

so there are further reaching issues....
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