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Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by colmustard, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    Ok so I just bought a reloader and am going to start reloading, so i can hit the range alot more! But I have a few friends who want to purchase some of my reloads, as it is cheaper. So my question is what leagal path ways must I go through to leagally sell my reloaded ammunition? Thanks for any advice, as I do not want to end up in a federall pund me in the butt prison! LOL:eek:
     
  2. Harland

    Harland New Member

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    if you do it as a private sell then yes. though here is the thing you will want to consider, if even one thing is wrong with the ammo and it causes injury to the person that uses it you can get sued.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I don't reload, so this is strictly my opinion, don't do it. The liability you'll expose yourself to just isn't worth it.
     
  4. samardza

    samardza New Member

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    Here's a thought, to avoid the liability, rent the reloader to your friends so that they do thier own.
     
  5. Last Crow

    Last Crow New Member

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    Just let them come by and use it. Have them pay you in primers beer or what ever. Don’t let them take your equipment home with them. I just started reloading not long ago myself. You may find working out a load for each type of brass more work than you thought it would be.
     
  6. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    It is illegal to manufacture AND sell reloaded ammo without an ammo manufacturers license. DON'T do it. Best I remember a ammo manufacturer's license is a FFL class 7. You would also need liability insurance. Now you CAN help them reload ammo on your equipment but cannot do it for them-either for free or charging them.
     
  7. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    What if your friend had a piece of crap gun? He shoots a perfectly good round that you loaded. The gun blows up because it was a piece of crap. Your friend is injured. Now you have one less friend, and need a lawyer. Of course they will think it is your fault.
     
  8. laynejc

    laynejc New Member

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    I like the renting idea, I "rent" mine, every 200 rounds they put together, I get to put 10 together on their dime.
     
  9. Pat-inCO

    Pat-inCO New Member

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    I'll second that.

    Unless you are really strange (no aspersion cast) you did not start reloading to save other people money. If they want reloads, let them get their own equipment.
     
  10. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    I was an FFl licensed ammo manufacture for over 30 years when I was also an FFl dealer. Your liability insurance will cost you a bunch along with having to pay Federal Tax on each and every round you manfacture. You can load for someone else without all this "IF" you load their own brass. This does not require a License. If you use brass from any other source, you have to be licensed. If I were you, I would tell them, if they want to reload and reap the benifits from it, buy their own equipment and start loading on their own....................

    Jim.............
     
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  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Shortly after I got into reloading i was asked by a friend of my dad's to reload some ammo for him. I thought about it for a little while and decided I did not want the responsibily. The only person I freely give hand loads to his my dad and that doesn't happen very often.
     
  12. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Depends on the state. In KS it is illegal, but not in MO.
     
  13. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    It don't depend on the state-I quoted federal law as per BATFE regulations. They require you to have a ammo manufacturer's license.


     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Never sell reloaded ammo without a license. What works in your firearm, may not work in mine. I like my body and firearms too much to trust the reloads of others who may not have the experience.
     
  15. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Gents- listen to the BEAR. The Feds want their TAX DOLLARS. Every maker of ammo or components pays a FEDERAL EXCISE TAX on what they make- as do gun manufacturers. State law may be more restrictive than Fed, but not less restrictive. If you are reloading and selling, you need a license from the Feds.

    Ask yoursself- you REALLY want to tangle with the IRS? :eek:
     
  16. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    thanks everyone for the advice.