The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > Law and Civil Rights

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 16, 2012, 10:35 AM   #1
hoho_leung
Member
 
Join Date: September 11, 2012
Posts: 29
Shipping ammo to California

Hi all,
I just ordered a case of ammo from www.targetsportsusa.com. But I might not be at home at delivery time. Some adult will be at home. Do Fedex require me to sign or any adult can do it? When I buy ammo in store, I need to fingerprint. So I don't know what is the ammo shipping policy.
hoho_leung is offline  
Old October 16, 2012, 10:37 AM   #2
BenHa
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 5, 2012
Posts: 4
I am located in San Diego, CA. and the majority of the time it requires a signature. Fingerprint
BenHa is offline  
Old October 16, 2012, 11:04 AM   #3
hoho_leung
Member
 
Join Date: September 11, 2012
Posts: 29
You mean Fedex takes finger print? But do I have to be the person who take the finger print?
hoho_leung is offline  
Old October 16, 2012, 05:42 PM   #4
sigcurious
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 25, 2011
Posts: 1,755
If a signature is required any adult signature will be fine.
sigcurious is offline  
Old October 16, 2012, 07:43 PM   #5
osbornk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 11, 2012
Location: Marion, Va
Posts: 222
Fingerprint? The only thing they ask in this part of Virginia is for the money.
osbornk is offline  
Old October 16, 2012, 08:46 PM   #6
Slopemeno
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 19, 2007
Posts: 2,364
I've had bulk ammo shipped to me in CA. All I heard was "Honey- there's a very heavy spam can down in the entry way with your name on it". No problem.
Slopemeno is offline  
Old October 17, 2012, 09:36 PM   #7
insomni
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2011
Posts: 342
Quote:
Fingerprint? The only thing they ask in this part of Virginia is for the money.
my the difference a few thousand miles makes.
insomni is offline  
Old October 17, 2012, 09:43 PM   #8
jmortimer
Junior member
 
Join Date: January 24, 2010
Location: South West Riverside County California
Posts: 2,763
If I'm not around it is just left somewhere in the vicinity of my door.
jmortimer is offline  
Old October 18, 2012, 01:03 PM   #9
tipoc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 11, 2004
Location: Redwood City, Ca.
Posts: 2,470
Odd, I live in Calif. and there is no state law requiring a fingerprint for ammo shipped to me.

hoho_leung may live in a city or county that requires that but there is no state law mandating it. State law does not mandate a fingerprint for buying ammo.

I usually go through "Midway" or "Cheaper Than Dirt". But then I also maintain a mailbox for anything I don't want delivered to my front door when I am not there.

Some ammo shippers require a signature from an adult before the package will be left. Which is, in many cases, a good idea. You can also have a trusted neighbor sign for it.

It's also possible for the shipper to hold the item for you, notify you of when it arrives and you go get it from them. That does require a signature.

tipoc
tipoc is offline  
Old October 19, 2012, 07:32 AM   #10
b.thomas
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 8, 2006
Posts: 326
I had 500 rounds of .38 special mailed to me last year and all they did was ask my name, no signing of anything? It's a sure bet if I wasn't home at the time they would have just left it on the front porch like always.
I live in SoCal if that makes a difference???
b.thomas is offline  
Old October 20, 2012, 04:13 AM   #11
Librarian
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 4, 2007
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 146
CA State law certainly does not require a fingerprint for ammo deliveries to the home, nor does it even require an adult signature - for many shippers, that's an extra-cost service you can request.

Some cities - Sacramento and Los Angeles, for immediate examples - do require identification, logging and fingerprint when you buy ammunition at a retailer in those cities, but that requirement does not apply to mail/internet orders.
Librarian is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07462 seconds with 7 queries