Question About Shipping Ammo

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    Question About Shipping Ammo

    I am sure this q. has been answered before many time. I tried the search didn't find any info.

    If I want to ship ammo to some one in NY state, can I just go to the USPS and shipp it? If yes will there be a problem if I tell what I am shipping??

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    When I ship items via FedEx, they don't ask.
    The P.O. will ask if it is hazardous, flammable too I think. But gunpowder encased in metal is not, per se. And they don't inquire to it's contents otherwise either. AFAIK.

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    I am pretty sure it askes somewhere about what you shipping, I have shiped 3-4 items before and I always had to write what was inside.

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    I just shipped some reloading components to another state and the UPS store only wanted to know if I wanted extra insurance. At no time was I asked what was in the package.

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    Do not ship ammunition via USPS, ORM–D materials are a no-no. And IRRC the person receiving the ammunition in NY state MUST have a permit otherwise is illegal.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    Do not ship ammunition via USPS, ORM–D materials are a no-no. And IRRC the person receiving the ammunition in NY state MUST have a permit otherwise is illegal.
    Yep, it must go ground only, and the packaging must be properly labeled as an ORM-D consumer commodity. IIRC Miggy is also right on the required permit to purchase or possess ammo in NY.

    Not bad for a Floridian!

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    I use to live in upstate NY, and never heard of owning a permit to buy ammo, unless it;s a pistol ammo. But and again, to buy and to have are 2 different thing sI think.


    What about some one from NY shipping ammo to TX? any problems?

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    as the others have said,never ship ammo by USPS. unless you like having talks w/our friendly BATFE
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbringerr View Post
    as the others have said,never ship ammo by USPS. unless you like having talks w/our friendly BATFE
    And DOT.

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    so UPS is the way to go huh.

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    My ammo has allways been delivered my UPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chooie View Post

    Not bad for a Floridian!
    Well, with all the darn Yankees moving down here....
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chooie View Post
    And DOT.
    Roger that Chooie.....Mikey, take people's advice here.

    You won't get into trouble if you ship ammo unless you decide not to declare it to the shipper.

    If you ship it without declaring to the shipper that it is a HAZMAT, you are committing the criminal act of illegally transporting a HAZMAT under Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 5124:

    Sec. 5124. Criminal penalty.

    (a) In general.--A person knowingly violating section 5104(b) or willfully or recklessly violating this chapter or a regulation, order, special permit, or approval issued under this chapter shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both; except that the maximum amount of imprisonment shall be 10 years in any case in which the violation involves the release of a hazardous material that results in death or bodily injury to any person.

    (b) Knowing violations.--For purposes of this section--

    (1) a person acts knowingly when--

    (A) the person has actual knowledge of the facts giving rise to the violation; or

    (B) a reasonable person acting in the circumstances and exercising reasonable care would have that knowledge; and

    (2) knowledge of the existence of a statutory provision, or a regulation or a requirement required by the Secretary, is not an element of an offense under this section.

    (c) Willful violations.--For purposes of this section, a person acts willfully when--

    (1) the person has knowledge of the facts giving rise to the violation; and

    (2) the person has knowledge that the conduct was unlawful.

    (d) Reckless violations.--For purposes of this section, a person acts recklessly when the person displays a deliberate indifference or conscious disregard to the consequences of that person's conduct.
    PHMSA - Regulations - Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    so UPS is the way to go huh.
    I like this guy, even though he lived in NY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    so UPS is the way to go huh.
    It took three minutes for me to use the USPS website to determine the legality of shipping ammunition via the USPS. I really hope you are not going to accept any answers you find on an Internet forum when it comes to activities that can bring federal agents to your door and lead to your arrest or even death.

    For all you know you are receiving answers from federal agents on this Internet forum. I would strongly suggest that you do your own research on things like this to protect yourself. Use the shipper's websites or call them directly. Telling the judge and your defense attorney that you received your legal advice from an Internet forum, isn't going to get you acquitted.
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