I was just at Mega Sports in Plainfield. I live just inside the Cook County border and Mega sports is the best gun store/range within a reasonable distance from my house. So I’m at the counter on Sunday and want to take a look at a Daniel Defense AR-15. When they do the obligatory FOID card check, the guy behind the counter asks what county I live in which they had never done before. I say Cook County, and he tells me they are prohibited from selling me any semi-auto rifle (in Libtard-speak = assault weapon). I ask why, and he says there is a Cook County law/ordinance that prohibits them from making the sale. Being well versed on the 2nd Amendment issues and laws, I tell him there is no such law that prohibits the sale of any otherwise legal firearm to a Cook County resident. I explain that even if Cook County prohibited possession of a certain firearm, I am nevertheless permitted to buy the gun and keep it outside of Cook County (which I did for numerous years with my 92FS Beretta while living in Chicago). He then backtracks and says it’s a new store policy dictated by the owner. When I ask for the reasoning behind this new policy, he has no further information but snidely says I can still hold the rifle, but cannot make the purchase.
Now my B.S. antennae are up because I sensed that other things were off in the store, namely that they “carded” me when I walked in the front door meaning I had to show a FOID to walk inside which never happened on prior visits. There was also a camera next to the “doorman” taking photos of everyone coming in, which I think is new but may have not noticed on prior visits. There were also numerous signs prohibiting all cell-phone use, even in the bathroom, which was never prohibited in the past because I had used my cell on my last Glock purchase not 3 months ago to consult with my brother right at the counter prior to making my purchase.
This is just one of a flurry of harshly critical posts about MegaSports in Plainfield we’ve read in the past few months. MegaSports is a large gun store in Chicagoland with an indoor range and they used to be a great place to buy guns. Heck, they used to even be a regular advertiser in GunNews.
Times have a-changed though.
Today, they seem personify obnoxiousness more than helpfulness.
First of all, they demand to see a FOID card to be admitted, and then only on the “right” days of the week as some other days are “only” for pickup of previously purchased guns. No cell phone usage is permitted (some say they are worried about price checking). The list of their annoying and customer-unfriendly store policies goes on an on.
Perhaps most troublesome is their store policy that they won’t even sell America’s favorite rifle to you if you don’t live in the right zip code. Surely the Brady Campaign would commend them for not selling rifles to otherwise eligible individuals.
If you like them, great. Vote with your wallet.
We’re not impressed. We won’t be spending a dime with them.