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Old July 17, 2012, 04:50 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Frankenmauser

**The ATF classifies even cartridge casings and bullets as "ammunition". So, the license is required even to sell cast lead bullets.
Actually it was congress that did that in the Gun Control Act of 1968.

18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(A)

The term “ammunition” means ammunition or cartridge cases, primers, bullets, or propellent powder designed for use in any firearm.
Not trying to be an ass but the ATF takes a lot of crap for their "interpretations" when it is simply the law. (In other areas they deserve the crap they get.)

I believe a vast majority of the GCA is a bit ridiculous. But I wouldn't manufacture ammunition for sale even if the law didn't require a license. Ammunition manufacturing exposes you to a great deal of liability (and other issues) and I'm not sure there is enough money in it to justify the hassle.
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