Discussion in 'Main Message Board' started by hoz53, Apr 3, 2013.
Can anyone tell me if it is legal for me to ship ammo to NY state? Thanks
A little Googling turned up this.....
Email from Midway (implies ammo restrictions take effect 1-1-14)
Dear Valued Customer,
I'm sure you're well aware that on January 15, 2013, New York passed and the Governor signed into law the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. Now, I'm no politician, but it looks like all this law does is keep law abiding New Yorkers from purchasing or owning certain products, many of which we sell. While, I've always been against bad people doing bad things, I've also always been against honest folks being deprived of their 2nd Amendment rights. It pains me that New Yorkers are going to suffer for the acts of the wicked who don't obey laws.
When this law went into effect last week, MidwayUSA rushed to comply and keep our Customers and our company from doing anything illegal. Since this 39-page law was written and approved by people who don't know what a gun is or the difference between bullets and ammunition, we had to spend a lot of time sorting through the legalese to fully understand the details. To say the least, the law was confusing, so we erred on the side of caution. It looks like we jumped the gun a little and we are truly sorry for that.
Now that we've had time to read through the law several times and have received some answers from the NY State Police, we can fix our mistakes. Effective immediately, we've lifted our newly imposed New York restrictions on ammunition, reloading components and magazines with a capacity of 8 to 10-rounds. Now, unfortunately, we'll have to reinstate these when each portion of the law goes into effect (April 15, 2013 for magazines and January 15, 2014 for ammo). And, we'll have to reinstate these restrictions about 2-weeks prior to the effective dates to make sure Customers have these products prior to those dates (clarified by an attorney for the NY State Police).
One last thing, if you had a backorder for these products and we cancelled it, we're in the process of contacting you to see if you want this backorder recreated.
Again, we're sorry for any inconvenience we've caused you. Please understand, everything we do is intended to be in the best interest of our Customers.
I know that BassPro Shops also resumed selling to NY state residents in January'13.
I do believe that New York City has had a no-ammo sales restriction for some time. Here is a reference I see used often;
I don't think a private party sale is prohibited as long as they aren't a resident of NYC proper.
Only as long as it is in quantities of 10 rounds (one non-high-cap magazine worth) or less.
As a New York resident I wish to thank the folks that have taken the time also to research this, who in a knee jerk reaction to the New Law shut us off and kicked us to the curb.
Now that they will ship us ammuntion, which also covers the 4 components to make it by Legal Definition, there is still a very rough patch ahead for us with a "shortage" & "hoarding". That will keep most from buying what they need as supplies are limited to "per order" and unless all gets back to normal, some will never have the Brown Truck pull up and drop off 50 lbs. of powder on their porch again. Once the law goes into effect 1/15/14 there will be a real shortage in New York, at least here in the North Country, of the 3 true local gun Shops, only 2 carry some powder & primers and those 2 have already stated they will not be doing "Background Checks" for any internet orders because the State is not going to tell them how much they can charge.
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