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Old December 5, 2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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What states and/or cities would you not sell/ship to?

I'm in the process of building a website related to guns. Mostly its to get the web design/programming experience but I plan to sell some gun accessories and parts on the website as well.

What states and/or cities would you not deal with/sell to?

I'm not planning on selling anything requiring an FFL.
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Old December 5, 2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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Ohio............damn Yankees put beans and chocolate in their chili.
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Old December 5, 2012, 11:44 PM   #3
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You really need to be more specific. What's the stimulus for not selling into a particular market?
It's not clear if you need a target marketing professional or attorney.

Good luck!
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Old December 5, 2012, 11:56 PM   #4
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What states and/or cities would you not deal with/sell to?
I'm not planning on selling anything requiring an FFL.
If none of it requires an FFL transfer, then I don't understand why you'd restrict your sales. There are plenty of places that won't sell to X city or county or state because they don't want to screw with the added hassles, but again, that's stuff that would ship to an FFL.

For all intent and purpose, you're products would be no different than those sold by Amazon or any other hundreds of non-FFL requirement sellers.

Perhaps I and others have missed your point and you could clarify your concerns?

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Old December 6, 2012, 10:02 AM   #5
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Ohio............damn Yankees put beans and chocolate in their chili.
Beans, yes. Isn't chili supposed to have beans? But, Chocolate? That's a new one.

Even if an FFL is not required, certain states may have laws restricting certain "evil" accessories - so it really depends on the item and the location.

Most accessory broker's websites that I have seen contain a disclaimer recommending that buyers check their local and state laws before purchasing. Many others simply refuse to ship to certain states and locales just because they don't want to jump through the hoops.
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Old December 6, 2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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Why limit your potential sales?

1. Is it a political statement like Barrett not selling guns to California LEO's?

2. Is it because you think some cities/states because of their laws and regulations would be more trouble than they are worth?
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Old December 6, 2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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Let's hold off till the OP clarifies the intent.

Also, chocolate (unsweetened) is used as an ingredient in Mexican cuisine in mole sauces. I could see it in some recipes. Beans - that's a grand debate for some.
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Old December 6, 2012, 11:47 AM   #8
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Ohio............damn Yankees put beans and chocolate in their chili.
Credit due where credit is due -- - the Aztec royalty started that.
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Old December 6, 2012, 05:12 PM   #9
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Even if an FFL is not required, certain states may have laws restricting certain "evil" accessories - so it really depends on the item and the location.

Most accessory broker's websites that I have seen contain a disclaimer recommending that buyers check their local and state laws before purchasing. Many others simply refuse to ship to certain states and locales just because they don't want to jump through the hoops.
This is exactly my concern. I won't be selling FFL items. But if some obscure city outlaws the purchase of "regular" capacity magazines...and I ship them there I'd have a lot of splaining to do no?

Or does the responsibility fall on the buyer, not the seller?
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Old December 7, 2012, 10:14 AM   #10
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My understanding is that it is the responsibility of the buyer to know the laws of their states/municipalities, thus the disclaimers.

Should the package be inspected and confiscated, the seller would likely not be providing a refund.

Should the item make it through and the buyer is caught with a prohibited item, they are the ones in possession and the ones who procured it.
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