tomon - Not being able to pick our relatives, may be God's way of telling us we must get along, I don't go along with the notion the "Goverment is always right" the goverment is in the same category as corporation it's not a person.
Kaycee, I hope you aren't including FFL holders from the People's Republic of Massachusetts, (PRM), on your list. It IS illegal to ship ammunition to individuals in MA, (and that includes components such as brass and bullets), but it is totally legal to ship ANYTHING to an FFL holder, as long as it is legally covered by his FFL, i.e. Class III for machine guns etc. Being an FFL in the PRM, I constantly run into this and have to enlighten people of this. As an FFL we are exempt from the ammo laws as well as all other lmitations that the state puts on sale of items to individuals. We can but them as an FFL, but only have to take PRM law into account when selling to PRM residents. Tom @ petesguns
Well , Some of you know , some don't , but I am from the DEEP SOUTH and proud of my heritage .I am Southern born and Southern raised . I bow my head to no man on earth . Only to the MASTER up yonder .The way I see it , there are good folks and there are bad folks anywhere a fella might go . Boundry lines , state lines or Mason Dixon lines ain't got nothing to do with what's in a person's heart .Walk the straight line with folks you deal with and accept nothing less from them in their dealings with you . Be hard , but fair and truthful in all dealings and in the end RIGHT will most likely prevail . Just an OLD BACKWOODS GUNTRADERS OPINION . For what it might be worth.
gov2mod.......At this present time, although legislation has been filed to change it, the official MASSACHUSETTS definition of ammunition includes ALL components, i.e. bullets, primers, brass, gas checks, powder etc. Ammunition sales via mail to residents of the Peoples Republic Of Massachusetts are forbidden EXCEPT to FFL dealers. HOWEVER, there are some places that continue to sell to individuals, but have not been caught yet by our wonderful Attorney General. Companies like Midway, Cabelas etc. have ceased selling components. As I stated, there is legislation filed to change this, but here in the PRM, it is unlikely that will happen.
Petesguns, is it only illegal to have the components mailed (or UPS, Fedex, etc.) to individuals without an FFL? Can one still buy the stuff at gun shows, flea markets, private sale etc. or can you only purchase it from someone with a FFL? Do you have to show ID to purchase components or ammo? I guess some of us are just spoiled with how good we have it. Here in Delaware we can buy reloading supplies, ammunition, or even black powder revolvers and long guns thru the mail. Actually private sales of all firearms is legal here. Our local newspaper actually has a column in the classified section titled "guns and supplies" It's the first thing I look at in the newspaper every morning. Imagine that!
Individuals can buy the stuff at gunshows from dealers, but only if they have a state issued Firearms ID card or License to Carry. Private sales are unregulated. Felons can buy a black powder gun without any paperwork, as long as they are 18, but not the black powder or caps without a license. No mail sales of black powder guns are allowed. Wonderful state we live in and even better to try to run a shop in!!