Storage Limit

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by notdku, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Are there any Federal or State laws on a maximum amount of ammo you are allowed to own?
     
  2. FALPhil

    FALPhil New Member

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    There are probably local zoning laws related to hazardous materials that could be invoked, but typically, ammo is not hazardous unless it is loaded in a chamber and the barrel pointed at you. ;)
     

  3. allmons

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    As FalPhil said, depends on local ordinances

    No Federal stipulations yet, but many informed activists believe the Democratic congress will target ammunition sales and storage to get a regressive gun control in the "back door".
     
  4. WILDCATT

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    ammo amount

    the national fire ***.has regulations that most states follow.Mass is one state
    how ever if you want real trouble all you have to do is get enough so the feds notice you and let it be known to nabors you have a lot.
     
  5. rickrem700

    rickrem700 New Member

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    Leagle amount of ammo

    I'm really not sure about ammo, but I know gun powder and primers after so many they are supposed to be in a speacial fire proof container, just the same I would be careful who I asked, it probably works like the FBI if you ask them if you have a FBI file and you don't, you will have one, just for asking!!!
     
  6. Declaration Day

    Declaration Day New Member Supporter

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    Sometimes homeowner's insurance policies have regulations that limit quantities of hazardous material on your property. Of course if your house burns down they'd have to prove it. :D
     
  7. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Depends if that was the reason why it burned in the first place :eek:

    I can't believe that we are to the point to where we have to be concerned how much ammo is stored legally. I have even heard (don't know if its true) that there have been gov't attempts to limit how much food one can store. I am not one to stock up on either ammo or food, but it just seems strange that the gov't would try to limit a citizen's ability to do so.
     
  8. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Hard to revolt against tyranny without food and bullets. I don't believe anything like that is true, but if you're dependent on a dole you're not very likely to upset the giver just in case he stops giving.

    That's the result of a debased citizenry. Too dependent on handouts, too fearful to lose them by demanding your rights. Sounds like a "progressives" wet dream....
     
  9. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Nope, not even in Cali. Buying large amounts of ammo may get you put on a watch list though. COINTELPROs still exist.
     
  10. RePete

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    In Canada, the reg states that you can have a REASONABLE amount of ammo stored in a residence.

    Now, there isn't a definition of what REASONABLE means.

    My definition is, if you're a plinker, 50 - 100 rounds may be all you need.

    If you're a target rifle shooter, 2000 rds may be all you need.

    If you're an IPSC shooter, 50,000 - 100,000 rounds may be all you need.

    And the list goes on.

    Please note that I used 'maybe', you insert your own number.

    REASONABLE is very subjective in meaning and it means, really, whatever YOU say it is!
     
  11. fornra

    fornra New Member

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    I don't think it's anyones buisness how much ammo I have!
    If it should ever become an issue,I'd simply bury it in waterprufe containers and only keep the legal alloyed on hand.
    I did remove my powder from the house and now have my reloading in an out building, for safety reasons.
     
  12. stateofbliss

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    Legal amount?

    When one can never have enough ammo, why would it be a question?

    Kidding...

    The next question that follows would be not the amount but what type? IMHO that is not for me to decide which is more hazardous.

    5.7x28 case is 2k, and one case of each ss195 and ss197 would be 4k rounds.

    A brick of .22 is around 500 rounds.

    I don't even know what a box of .50 is, but I have friends who would...

    So, if I have the following in rifles, guns and or both - .22, .32, .380, 9mm, .40, .357, .223, 5.7x28, .308, 7.62x39 and .30-06 you can see where I'm going with this?
     
  13. 7896

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    I only have one box of ammo that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
  14. Zappa

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    Wildcatt was right about Mass having a limit. You are allowed to store a total of 1000 rounds of centerfire, 1000 rounds of shotgun and 5000 rounds of rimfire.
    I'd say that's a pretty tough limit to stick to if you have a decent size arms collection, consisting of many different calibers, and you want to keep a few boxes of ammo on hand for each one.........
     
  15. marysdad

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    This will most likely be governed by local ordinances, if at all. Long ago, I decided that I just didn't want to know what the local municipal code said. I'm sure that I have way too much.
     
  16. Defender

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    As of presidential inauguration day 2009, we may very well be looking at complete Democrat control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives.

    Be sure to buy all the semi-auto weapons, ammunition, high capacity magazines and accessories you can afford before the end of this year.
     
  17. gnoll

    gnoll New Member

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    man now i need 2 look at the laws here im sure im not in the right with this 1 but idk well just have to go shooting for a week
     
  18. richardnorton

    richardnorton New Member

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    Frankly I don't care what the government says and beside I live in the middle of nowhere and I doubt the county has a law about that stuff in rural Texas:D
     
  19. Viking

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    The best thing anyone can do to fly under the radar of curious Big Brother is to pay for ammo in cash. No checks or credit cards that have reciepts that leave evidence of what you purchase. You might trigger something if you bought a huge amount of ammo from one store and the salesman thought you looked like the Unabomber, you had a beard and a turban, you were nerviously looking over your shoulder in the process of buying or the seller was really a liberal, left wing commie anti gunner. And there are some of them that are sales clerks since stores have to hire almost anyone that can operate a cash register.
     
  20. willfully armed

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    source?.....