A good friend of mine called me two day's before the opening of deer season and asked to borrow one of my SKS's. I told him sure, but I was surprised because he had told me earlier that Wal-Mart had a sale on Marlin lever-action 30/30's and he had one on lay-away. (He's not rich, kind of a Huck Finn type that think's Hunting and Fishing are more important than work) As it turned out when he went to Wal-Mart to finish paying for the rifle they told him there was a three day wait for an "FBI check". Huh? There is no waiting period in this state for a shotgun or rifle. Well, he went back three day's later and the sporting goods department manager told him he wouldn't release the rifle because he "hadn't heard back from the FBI yet" My friend demanded his money back and it was returned, but it left him with no rifle for deer season. What's the deal here? I KNOW he has no convictions of any kind other than the traffic one's we all get. (Exept for my Wife, the wench!) I lent him my 7MM Magnum becauses it has a 'scope and his shots could be 150 yards plus. Just for my own information I went to the same Wal-Mart and asked for a 100 round Value Pack of 9MM Winchester white box. The kid behind the counter gave me a blank look and then asked "Is that pistol bullet's? When I said yes, he unlocked the case behind him and scanned it for a full two minutes. Then he asked "Is your pistol a Luger?" I said no, and he replied "I only got 9MM Luger bullets." I assured him they were the right ones. He insisted I pay there not at the check out and that I had to take them out of the store immediately. Going back there two day's ago I decided to try the experiment again. There was an older man behind the counter and I asked for 100 round .45ACP Value pack and 100 round 9MM Value pack. No problem. Did I need to pay there? No, pay at the check out. Totally different. What's up with this? My friend contacted the NRA and they told him that Wal-Mart was notorious for this kind of thing. Anybody else been hassled by Wal-Mart?