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Old 01-11-2010, 5:36 AM
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Default PLease tell me, Is it legal to send ammo through the mail?

I have a question for the people that know the legalities of this, Is it legal to send ammo from one private party to another through the mail? Fed Ex? UPS?
I was supposed to give ammo in a recent deal I had but forgot to bring it and I was wondering if theres a way I can send it, any info is greatly appreciated! thanks!
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It is against the law to send ammunition through the U.S. mail. You have to ship it via UPS or FedEx Ground. The package has to be marked on one side with the words "CARTRIDGES, SMALL ARMS" and immediately below that "ORM-D"

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What he said ^^^
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also make sure of where you are sending it.
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Its illegal.
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Perhaps actually reading the thread and knowing the law before you post would be beneficial.
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Its illegal.
Good job passing on the wrong information.

Nothing illegal about shipping ammo through FedEx/UPS. Don't do it through USPS. Spent brass is okay through USPS.
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Good job passing on the wrong information.

Nothing illegal about shipping ammo through FedEx/UPS. Don't do it through USPS. Spent brass is okay through USPS.
If he was just answering the question in the titlle, then he is correct. But with the OP expanding on the question in the first post, his answer is incorrect and incomplete.
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This thread should be cleaned up (de-FUD'ed) and STICKIED!!!
And another one on flying with your gun!!!
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IIRC, from shipping some old ammo a few years ago; label correctly as OMR-D and if the counter person has doubts, there is a UPS policy book on-site that can be used to verify that it's ok. Or visit online to verify specific UPS location's policies.
Showing confidence and knowing where their regs are located makes it go easier and faster when dealing with a rookie clerk.
You must go to a central hub; the little stores at your local malls probably won't touch it.
Here in Crazy Santa Cruz, UPS at first was aghast (the counter person actually pressed her hand to her breasts) and balked until it was shown to them in black and white, in their own rule book.
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Perhaps actually reading the thread and knowing the law before you post would be beneficial.
Perhaps you MAY want to read the title of the thread and then post something beneficial.

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PLease tell me, Is it legal to send ammo through the mail?
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It is against the law to send ammunition through the U.S. mail.
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Its illegal.
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I have a question for the people that know the legalities of this, Is it legal to send ammo from one private party to another through the mail? Fed Ex? UPS?
I was supposed to give ammo in a recent deal I had but forgot to bring it and I was wondering if theres a way I can send it, any info is greatly appreciated! thanks!
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I highlighted the TEXT in the original post for you since you seem to be unclear on what my original comment alluded to, this being that you should actually read the THREAD before posting FUD.

Now I feel better.
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I highlighted the TEXT in the original post for you since you seem to be unclear on what my original comment alluded to, this being that you should actually read the THREAD before posting FUD.

Now I feel better.
Ahemm, I did'nt post FUD, I answered the question regarding the title of the thread. That is all.
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Ahemm, I did'nt post FUD, I answered the question regarding the title of the thread. That is all.
Right, which was what lead to my comment that it would be useful to actually read the thread before posting.
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Right, which was what lead to my comment that it would be useful to actually read the thread before posting.
His title had a question and I answered it.
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Certain CA counties do not allow the receipt of mail-order ammunition.

According to Sportsman's Guide...

"Marin, Napa, Ventura and Yolo counties, CA; Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco, CA; HI; Chicago, IL; New York City; D.C.; MA; Canada or Puerto Rico. Ammunition cannot be shipped Parcel Post."
actually it's a mix of cities and counties in CA
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UPS Ground is usually cheap, go to the actual UPS Depot, not a ups store at the mall / stores in mini-mall

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No it shouldn't. The accurate information should (and will) be added to the FAQ in the appropriate section.
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hell I hope its legal I just shipped some out to calgunners less then a month ago!
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hell I hope its legal I just shipped some out to calgunners less then a month ago!
if you sent it via the mail, USPS, it wasn't legal.
if you sent it via UPS, Fedex, etc, it was legal, provided the box was properly labeled.
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"Marin, Napa, Ventura and Yolo counties, CA; Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco, CA; HI; Chicago, IL; New York City; D.C.; MA; Canada or Puerto Rico. Ammunition cannot be shipped Parcel Post."
Do not refer to the sportsman guide for legal advise since it is not entirely accurate
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if you sent it via the mail, USPS, it wasn't legal.
if you sent it via UPS, Fedex, etc, it was legal, provided the box was properly labeled.
I was actually joking

I know it was legal and I used UPS.

In fact I shipped the Ammo from the great state of texas so they didn't even Bat an Eye when I told them it was Ammo.
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Do not refer to the sportsman guide for legal advise since it is not entirely accurate
Correct. I know that Napa at least has no law against online/mail order ammo, and would like to know regarding the rest of the cities/counties listed if someone is willing to do the research.
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Correct. I know that Napa at least has no law against online/mail order ammo, and would like to know regarding the rest of the cities/counties listed if someone is willing to do the research.
ventura county to my knowledge has no ban on mail order ammo.
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FWIW,

I have had several orders from midway, with both parts and ammo in the same box mailed to me via USPS. The labels had the ORM-D, small arms on them, and my postman still delivered to my house.
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I have had several orders from midway, with both parts and ammo in the same box mailed to me via USPS. The labels had the ORM-D, small arms on them, and my postman still delivered to my house.
That's a huge mistake by MidwayUSA. They can get in big trouble for that, from both the Postal Inspectors and the DOT (if the package makes it onto an airplane). Their website even says that they must ship ammo by UPS ground, so somebody in their shipping department made a mistake.
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That's a huge mistake by MidwayUSA. They can get in big trouble for that, from both the Postal Inspectors and the DOT (if the package makes it onto an airplane). Their website even says that they must ship ammo by UPS ground, so somebody in their shipping department made a mistake.
Actually I spoke with the post office... it seems USPS and UPS now have a contract, USPS actually delivers some UPS packages on smaller routes. My package was sent to the local post office via a UPS drop off, then redirected to my house by the post office....Seems someone at the post office would have noticed the ORM-D, small arms.....I wonder if USPS as thought about the fact they may be delivering items that are "prohibited" per the regulations by taking in UPS packages to deliver to residences?
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