So, I had to take my daughter to her job down south of town this morning and so I decided to drop in on a newer local gun store, Hoover Tactical Firearms. Big store -- biggest in town -- with an attached range. All very upscale. I looked around for an HKS36 speedloader and speedloader pouches for my daughter's INA Tiger .38 Special 2" barrel. No joy. Too old fashioned. But they had some .38 snakeshot cartridges and so, since I hadn't seen any of that sort of fodder on my side of town, I decided to get her a small (10 round) box.
Then I got up to the counter and the clerk asked me for ID. I reached in my wallet and automatically flipped it out. (Amazing, isn't it, how programed we are?) Then it hit me. Alabama law doesn't require it. "For ammo?" I asked. "Yes, we require it." By this time she had handed me the license back and rung up the ammo. "What policy? Whose policy? The store's?" "Yes," came the reply. "What asshole thought that up?" She just looked over my left shoulder at the manager who was standing across the room. I paid for it, although I shouldn't have. I turned and addressed the manager on the way out, "This is the last time you'll see me darken your door. Anybody who demands ID for ammo sales can stick it."
No wonder we find it difficult to find allies in the fight against the gun grabbers. There already is whole class of folks pre-programed to commit random acts of unnecessary nanny state ass-kissery.