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    What are the rules on ammunition purchase in the US?

    I was just wondering. What are the rules on ammunition purchase in the US. Do you have to supply some form of ID or permit or can anyone purchase. I was wondering as Im am going to the states early next year and prices seem much cheaper than in the UK. I know the airline I am using allows transportation of ammunition as long as it is declared. Am I able to purchase ammunition and reloading components when in the US or are they prohibited?

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    You only have to be 18 yrs old or older. You can order ammunition online and have it shipped to your home or business or is this something not allowed in UK?
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    As far as purchasing, I have only ever purchased ammunition in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, but you just walk in, say I'll take 5 Boxes of this 2 boxes of that... No ID at least in those states. I don't know of any that require ID, but it wouldn't surprise me if a New York or Illinois or some other state like that did require it.

    As for Importing back to the UK, I would check on that, anytime I travel internationally you have to declare and I know some countries will not allow you to import ammunition without a permit.

    As for reloading components thats all easy as well, but again I would check the UK laws for import.
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    Are you anywhere near the areas of unrest? If so what are you doing to protect your family?
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    The only firm requirement is you have to be 18 to buy rifle ammo and 21 to buy handgun ammo. There is no requirement to show I.D.

    Some stores like Walmart will require you to show I.D. if buying handgun ammo.

    Some states have more restrictive laws and limits like California, and virtually no online stores will even sell or ship to California.

    Texas has no limits on ammo purchased other than the Age requirements that are Federal laws.

    A few states have Arsenal laws that limit the number of rounds you can have in your possession. I do not recall what states have that, but they are in the North East. California guns and ammo laws are a cluster ________, you get the idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake3501 View Post
    The only firm requirement is you have to be 18 to buy rifle ammo and 21 to buy handgun ammo. There is no requirement to show I.D.

    Some stores like Walmart will require you to show I.D. if buying handgun ammo.

    Some states have more restrictive laws and limits like California, and virtually no online stores will even sell or ship to California.

    Texas has no limits on ammo purchased other than the Age requirements that are Federal laws.

    A few states have Arsenal laws that limit the number of rounds you can have in your possession. I do not recall what states have that, but they are in the North East. California guns and ammo laws are a cluster ________, you get the idea!
    Jake brings us a good point. What state are you going to? That would me a more definite answer possible. The US is (or is supposed to be) a collection of sovereign states and so many things are (or at least should be) left up to the individual states.

    Do the wally worlds near you ID Jake? I've never been ID'd here.
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    As far as I can tell, like cigarettes, as long as you look old enough, they dont card. If I shave off my facial hair, my wife says it makes me look 10 years younger. Went and bought ammo at Walmart and got carded for handgun ammo. When it grew back, I didnt get carded.
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    Cheers for the info. Im going to LA, then San Diego, Then Palm Desert then Las Vegas and hopefully Utah as I would like to go to the John Browning museum if I get time. I have all the relevant UK paperwork so customs this side isnt a problem. I just thought I would check about the point of sale. Im probably going to just buy reloading components as its getting harder and harder to find FMJ and TMJ bullets at decent prices here. Most people who shoot use cast now as they are redily avalible but since the cost of lead went up they are getting pretty expensive to. I was probaly just going to buy a couple boxes of 9mm FMJ bullets for reloading for my 9mm AR15 and some 12g slug for my shotgun. Last few local stores I went to have none in stock and buying them from europe the shipping weight makes it rather expensive.

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    Armedpatriot, its not too bad were I live. There was some rioting a few miles from here the other night but all seems quiet now. This is a video a friend took the other night . Mainly cars set alight and shops damaged. There has been heavy police presence out last night and today. A few helecopters flew over but all is quiet on the ground. The main troubles are still London and Manchester. Hopefully now the priminister and Cobra have authorised the use of water cannons and rubber bullets things will calm down
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    Point of Sale, I wouldn't mess with California, even if they are laxed on ammo purchases, I bet their taxes would be high knowing California! I would wait until you were in Nevada or Utah if it was me.

    Have fun, those are all great areas, I love traveling around there. Even the ones in the People Republic of California are great! We just took a trip to San Diego, we do love going there.

    Enjoy your trip you picked some great places!
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    "If we waited for Washington to tell us when to plant, we should soon want bread." Thomas Jefferson


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    Cheers, I went to the states the other year and drove down from San Francisco to San Diago stopping off at diffrent places down the coast. There was so much to see and do in San diago I just had to go back.The USS Midway tour was superb and the weather was great. I didnt get chance to go to the Zoo so might do that this time round. However im thinking Las vegas is the place this time round. Going to visit a few of the ranges as I miss shooting pistols since the 1997 pistol ban

 

 
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