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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 11/15/2012 3:58:41 PM EST
Ughh what a mess you guys have over there. I am from Ohio and sold some ammunition via Gun broker this week. I haven't mailed it yet, and haven't even received the payment.

Just found out the buyer is from Massachusetts. I have been reading up and trying and trying to get my head around the legality of me (private individual) sending ammunition to a resident of Massachusetts. I saw the thread here on AR-15.com about the legality of just such a thing and it just confused me more.

Is it legal for me to ship to an individual in Mass.? I got no problems telling the gentleman sorry if its not legal, I don't want to risk jail over selling some ammunition.

Link Posted: 11/15/2012 4:59:20 PM EST
Yes it is legal, as long as the recipient has a license. If it eases your mind then have them email/fax a photo copy of their license. There are no state laws that say no, its just the state doesnt get their tax cut and pisses them off.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 11:04:28 AM EST
Ive been buying bulk ammo for years and I've always done it 1 of 2 ways. I have it shipped to a friends in RI or have it shipped to a FFL dealer and they will take shipment. I've never heard anyone having ammo shipped directly to them. I've only purchased around 25,000 rounds online and I might be wrong. If I am someone needs to let me know so I can have it shipped directly to me, but no ammo dealer can ship to a individual so I think they are correct. Some places won't even ship to another FFL shop in MA
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:12:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By jeff51268:
Ive been buying bulk ammo for years and I've always done it 1 of 2 ways. I have it shipped to a friends in RI or have it shipped to a FFL dealer and they will take shipment. I've never heard anyone having ammo shipped directly to them. I've only purchased around 25,000 rounds online and I might be wrong. If I am someone needs to let me know so I can have it shipped directly to me, but no ammo dealer can ship to a individual so I think they are correct. Some places won't even ship to another FFL shop in MA


You are wrong. There is NO LAW in MA that forbids mail-order ammo. The AG has intimidated about a dozen mail-order places into NOT shipping anything into MA and that has been effective . . . rumors take on a life of its own from there.

MA residents have to have a LTC or FID in order to possess ammo (or components/pre-ban large cap mags), but the legal responsibility falls on the buyer not the out of state seller. Prudence may dictate requesting a copy of said license prior to shipping the ammo for your records, but the AG has NEVER gone after an individual for a "one off" shipment of any ammo into MA.

The MA AG has people trolling forums for intel on who will ship to MA residents and for that reason, many forums will forbid listing names of distributors/dealers who will ship to MA. Regardless it is unwise to post that sort of info to protect those dealers from harassment by MA bureaucrats.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 8:30:59 AM EST
It is true and right on the GOAL website that it is NOT against the law to ship ammo to MA but as the other poster said the AG has probably used their weight to intimidate companies that have been shipping it here. I don't understand, it can't just be about making a few bucks on taxes.
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