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Old April 9, 2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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Mail order ammo

I live in the People's Republic of New York. Is it legal to mail order hand gun ammunition?
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Old April 9, 2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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Absolutely, positively.

You need a permit for the gun, but you can have all the ammo that you want.... even without a permit for a gun to use it in!
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Old April 9, 2010, 07:13 PM   #3
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Welcome Aboard Gary. Nice to see another Rochester resident on the board.

As Peetza said, there are no restrictions Upstate. NYC is another story...
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Old April 10, 2010, 01:45 PM   #4
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Mail order ammo

I am a NYS pistol permit holder. When I go to order a few boxes of wadcutters from Midway USA they tell me my zip code restricts shipments of ammo. Any suggestions? If we are allowed to suggest a vendor please do. Thanks
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Old April 10, 2010, 01:49 PM   #5
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Sorry newbie - duplication

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Old April 10, 2010, 02:30 PM   #6
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Rochester may have restrictions of it's own?

I've ordered ammo from Midway more than once. I'm only 75 miles or so from Rochester.


You might try Georgia-Arms or Ammo Man?
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Old April 11, 2010, 11:38 AM   #7
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Mail order Ammo

Well I called Midway USA today and asked if I could place an order for ammo and was told no. It seems Rochester, Yonkers and NYC do not allow mail order shipment of ammo. Seems I am in a oppressive city in the People's Republic. Yikes.
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Old April 11, 2010, 02:27 PM   #8
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Garybrock, just to let you know, seeming that you're new here, political slanders and assaults on things, such as you're doing with the "people's republic" title generally don't fly, as they promote political debate on a level that breaks down to slander and hate speech. So, I'd just advise you to keep that to a minimum in the future.

In anycase, I've always felt mail order ammo was a bit too much of a risk to weigh out the positives, unless it's ordering a huge amount of ammo. I'd suggest you talk to your police department to see what the real truth is and then maybe get in touch with a store that's not midway.
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Old April 11, 2010, 03:22 PM   #9
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I too live in a oppressive city in the People's Republic. Yes, there is no way to mail ammo or any other real self-defense tools. That is why I am planning to move to a Liberty loving city and state. It is not easy. I am fighting for my 2A right in NYC for some time now, but it does not seems to getting anywhere. It is a hard choice to move but there is no ways around. (Except if I am very very rich.)
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Old April 12, 2010, 12:09 PM   #10
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Well I called Midway USA today and asked if I could place an order for ammo and was told no. It seems Rochester, Yonkers and NYC do not allow mail order shipment of ammo. Seems I am in a oppressive city in the People's Republic. Yikes.
What exactly are you trying to order? (I know you said wadcutters.)

If it's a product that is not explicitly illegal to possess in Rochester and there are simply "shipping restrictions" then just have it shipped to a friends house who is outside the city.

What a stupid rule.


Anyway, I've done some searching and I can't find any reference to specific prohibitions on ammo. There are a few things, like night-vision and crank-fire devices, that are specifically restricted in Rochester but I can't find any real reference to ammunition restrictions.

It's probably a lot like the trouble that I went through to get my Encore shipped here. There are no restrictions really, but everyone thinks that there are (or might be), so they are playing CYA.
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