GUN Is there a federal law that says people under 21 can't buy "handgun ammo"?

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by an0nymous, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. an0nymous

    an0nymous Anon E. Mouse

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    0
    Because the Wal-marts where I live have signs that say "Federal Law prohibits us from selling handgun ammunition to anyone under 21 and rifle / shotgun ammunition to anyone under 18."

    This is bullshit, right? You only need to be 18 to buy any ammunition, correct? :hsd:
     
  2. mvizos

    mvizos New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Messages:
    3,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NoVA
    rifle ammo, 18.

    Pistol ammo, 21.

    Federal law.

    Now, you could be buying 9mm for your carbine, and thats legal at 18.
     
  3. another stupid fucking law
     
  4. an0nymous

    an0nymous Anon E. Mouse

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    0
    what if I went to buy .22 for my walther p22? :run:

    and what about vermont, where you can buy handguns at 18?
     
  5. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Messages:
    9,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Illinois
    Sorry, part of the gun control act of 1968. For a FFL to sell you ammo they have to believe you that its for use in a long gun as opposed to a handgun even if it could be used in either.
     
  6. Dsking85

    Dsking85 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    13,443
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ECU
    just say it's for your AR15 in said caliber. there's pretty much an AR15 for most pistol calibers. if it's something like .357 or .44, it's for your lever action rifle.
     
  7. mvizos

    mvizos New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Messages:
    3,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NoVA
    I'm fairly certain you can't buy a gun from an FFL in vermont at 18.

    edit: thats not to say you can't buy private party, but you're not buying from an FFL. and its still federal law. Handgun ammo = 21, long gun ammo = 18.

    Who's to say it isn't for your 10/22?
     
  8. an0nymous

    an0nymous Anon E. Mouse

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe not. :hs:

    But you can carry at 18, right?
     
  9. an0nymous

    an0nymous Anon E. Mouse

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    0
    do they make AR uppers in .45 ACP?
     
  10. mvizos

    mvizos New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Messages:
    3,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NoVA
    No idea. I live in VA, and I'm over 21, so these questions are purely academic for me.

    try packing.org :dunno:
     
  11. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    14,257
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    yep
     
  12. an0nymous

    an0nymous Anon E. Mouse

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    0
    the one time I went to walmart to buy 9mm and .45. They told me they couldn't sell me either. I argued with them, and they ended up selling me the 9mm but not the .45 :dunno:

    stupid laws. :mad:
     
  13. SnakeEater

    SnakeEater OT Supporter

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    8,371
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Burma
    I find it kinda funny when buying 5.56/.223.I never get asked if its for a handgun and 50% it is
     
  14. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    16,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Around
    pistols and ammo from an ffl is 21, rifles and rifle ammo is 18. walmarts choosing whether or not to sell it to you.
     
  15. Trapt

    Trapt The Road Goes on Forever

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Messages:
    2,719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    At work all our cashiers can do is ask if its for a handgun or long gun :dunno: but most of them are stupid enough to not know the difference anyhow
     
  16. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    16,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Around
    Which is what they are supposed to do. :hsugh:
     
  17. Trapt

    Trapt The Road Goes on Forever

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Messages:
    2,719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Even if its ammo that can't be used in any long-gun....I would think you could assume its handgun ammo when its .40 hornady tap :dunno:
     
  18. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    16,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Around
    and how do you know someoen doesnt have a long gun chambered in that round? Who would have guessed that people have pistols in rifle calibers?

    Don't assume things.
     
  19. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    21,272
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Kell, Illinois
    Only 11 more months til I get my C&R :hsd:
     
  20. Trapt

    Trapt The Road Goes on Forever

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Messages:
    2,719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    eh, guess you are right
     
  21. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    21,272
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Kell, Illinois
    Anyone know of a rifle that uses 7.62X25mm rounds? :x:
     
  22. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    16,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Around
    Ya plenty of them.
     
  23. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    16,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Around
    fuck, you guys are making this too difficult. its not that hard
     
  24. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    Cheaperthandirt.com won't sell you any ammo unless you're 21, no matter what it is.
     
  25. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    16,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Around
    Heaven forbid a private company make their own policies. Its a CYA policy.
     

Share This Page