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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why not become an ammunition dealer?

Firearms are designed to deliver ammunition. Without ammunition, firearms are no more dangerous than any blunt object, causing some scholars to refer to ammunition as the “actual agent of harm.”1 While firearms are subject to various regulations (including licensing of dealers and background checks on prospective purchasers), ammunition is largely unregulated.

State Laws Requiring Licenses for Ammunition Sellers and/or Regulating the Sale of Ammunition: Four states (Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Washington) and the District of Columbia impose licensing or other sales requirements relating to ammunition.

Except in a small number of states and municipalities that regulate ammunition transfers, ammunition purchasers are not subject to a background check, and sellers are not required to be licensed, keep a record of ammunition sales, or even request a purchaser to show proof of age. While federal law bans mail-order and internet firearm transactions, sales of ammunition by mail or over the internet are subject to no federal oversight.

Summary of Federal Law

A license is not required for dealers in ammunition only.

Federal law governing ammunition is limited to prohibiting sales to and purchases by certain categories of persons, and prohibiting the manufacture, importation and sale of armor-piercing ammunition.

The federal Gun Control Act of 1968 imposed a series of regulations on ammunition manufacturers, dealers and purchasers. The Act required all ammunition manufacturers and dealers to be licensed and maintain ammunition sales logs, prohibited licensees from selling any ammunition to persons under age 18 and handgun ammunition to persons under age 21, and prohibited interstate sales to unlicensed purchasers (proscribing mail-order transactions)

The Firearms Owners’ Protection Act repealed most of these provisions, however, including the licensing of ammunition dealers, ammunition sales record keeping, and the ban on interstate transfers of ammunition to unlicensed purchasers

Baltimore, Maryland implemented another innovative approach to ammunition sales, using municipal health code authority to change zoning laws and restrict ammunition sales to a certain distance from parks, churches, schools, public buildings and places of public assembly. Baltimore also requires that all ammunition sellers implement business practices requiring registration with the health department, requiring purchasers to show photo identification, and maintaining a log of every ammunition sale. These changes decreased the number of businesses eligible to sell ammunition by 46%. Nancy L. Lewin et al., The Baltimore Youth Ammunition Initiative: A Model Application of Local Public Health Authority in Preventing Gun Violence, 95 Am. J. Pub. Health 762, 763 (May 2005).

Prohibited Purchasers: Federal prohibited purchaser categories for firearms also apply to ammunition. Ammunition may not be sold or otherwise transferred to any person who:

Is underage;
Has been convicted of, or is under indictment for, a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year;
Is a fugitive from justice;
Is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance;
Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution;
Is an illegal alien;
Has been dishonorably discharged from the military;
Has renounced his or her U.S. citizenship;
Is subject to a court order restraining him or her from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner, his or her child or a child of a partner; or
Has been convicted of a misdemeanor offense of domestic violence.

Federal law does not require ammunition sellers to conduct background checks to determine if a prospective purchaser falls into a prohibited category, however.

Minimum Age to Purchase or Possess Ammunition: Federal minimum age laws governing firearms also apply to ammunition used for those firearms. Federally licensed firearms dealers (FFLs) are prohibited from selling or transferring a shotgun or rifle, or ammunition for a shotgun or rifle, to any person the dealer knows or has reasonable cause to believe is under the age of 18.12

Federal law provides no age limitations with respect to the sale of a long gun or long gun ammunition by an unlicensed person.

Unlicensed persons may not sell, deliver or otherwise transfer a handgun or handgun ammunition to any person the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe is under the age of 18

Federal law provides no minimum age for the possession of long guns or long gun ammunition.

Federal law does not require ammunition sellers to conduct background checks or otherwise verify that a prospective purchaser is of legal age to purchase or possess ammunition.

State Ammunition Regulation

State Ammunition Regulation


(Those of you who are unemployed because of obama's economy policies should consider buying and selling ammo. It seems in most states you don't need a license to do so. At the current time demand for ammo is sky high. This to me is a prime time to get into the ammo selling business if possible.

No license required in most states. It is an opportunity that should not go to waste in a crisis created by comrad obama.)
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