We found this story online at the One Million Moms Against Gun Control blog about the poor treatment of a couple of our nation’s finest at MegaSports in Plainfield.
They’ve had a growing reputation for poor customer service and borderline obnoxiousness on good days.
We thought we would pass this one and let you make a decision for yourself if MegaSports is a place you want to spend your money.
If Mega wants to hold their customers to significantly higher standards than laws in this repressive state require, then so be it. We can vote with our wallets if we want to participate in commerce with them.
I contacted Mega Sports inquiring about an ammunition purchase. They had the ammo that my fiance wanted to purchase for her pistol and AR-15. They did not say on the phone that it was their store policy to not allow anyone in without a FOID card even if they are a non-resident. My fiancé and I are both United States Marines with valid Military IDs, she is an Illinois resident with a valid FOID card. Non-residents are not required to have a FOID card. She was recently injured in a line of duty accident. She broke her Tibia, Fibula, and heel requiring corrective surgery. She requested that I drive her to Mega Sports due to the fact that her right leg is broken. She could not drive to purchase ammo to legally shoot at a range we have frequented with no problems.
Once we arrive at Mega Sports, we are stopped by a Man wearing a hat with a USMC pin on it who tells us he needs to see our FOID cards. My finance presents hers and I explain that I am not an Illinois Resident and per the Illinois State Police ( the issuing body of the FOID card) I am not required to have one. I offer him my valid DL and Military ID, he tells me he won’t accept either form of identification and I have to sit at the front of the store while my injured fiancé has to wonder around alone looking for the ammo. She returns to the front of the store with the ammo and attempts to purchase it. The gentleman then told her that she would not be allowed to purchase ammo because it was obvious she was only buying it for me and she had never handled a weapon before. She explains this is not the case and even if it were I am a NON RESIDENT and not required to have a FOID card he tells her that she doesn’t look like she’s ever handled a fire arm in her life and that she needs to leave.
My fiancé is not only a 12 year veteran of the Marine Corps but she is also a 3 time award expert shooter with the M16 and M9 Beretta. She is a Veteran of the Afghan war who served as the Squad Leader for a Female Engagement Team in Helmand Province Afghanistan with 2nd Bn 1st Marines in direct support of combat operations. Her picture is in the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia for actions while serving her country in combat during a time of war.