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Ammo sales legal to do across state lines or not?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mcpoo, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. mcpoo

    mcpoo Columbia County New Member

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    I'm a new guy in terms of guns and this forum as well.

    Is it legal for me to buy ammo from a guy in Vancouver if I am in Portland? Not sure where he lives, but if he wanted to he meet up in WA for the transaction - is that OK?

    If the answer to my question above is NO - then, hypothetically, assuming ammo seller is a WA resident, could I get into trouble by buying ammo from him even if he comes to OR and sells it to me here (I am an OR resident)?

    I just want to make sure to play by the rules!
     
  2. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    You are good to go for ammo. There are a few constraints in some states, but they are mostly on the east coast, none in the NW.
     
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  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Ammo? Just ammo? People order ammo online from large dealers all of the time (Cabelas, aimsurplus, etc). To my knowledge (check yourself) there are no Federal Laws (yet) forbidding this. Your state/local laws may forbid it but to my knowledge neither Oregon nor Washington forbid this.

    Easy way to check, call a dealer in the state you will be buying from (not your state) and ask them if they would be able to legally mail you ammo if you bought it online. :)
     
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  4. mcpoo

    mcpoo Columbia County New Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
  5. jauguston

    jauguston Bellingham,WA Member

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    I just recieved a 2100 round box of .22LR from Cabelas Online. Came UPS-no problem.

    Jim
     
  6. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    I picked up 2-525 packs from BiMart yesterday. Time to go plink again
     
  7. jauguston

    jauguston Bellingham,WA Member

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    The Cabelas Online box I got was 4-525 boxes of Federal hollow point. $92.00.
     
  8. jauguston

    jauguston Bellingham,WA Member

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    FWIW When I ordered a 2100 round can of .22LR from Cabelas Online there was no amount limit. Came UPS.
     
  9. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You are good to go for ammo only. No restrictions. A firearm is a no go. You would need to go through an FFL for a firearm, but not for ammo. Unless it is rocket propelled grenades.