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mervstump
09-10-2010, 13:58
Recently when buying ammo I have been asked to show my pistol license. Rather than make an issue of it I have just showed the license, paid and left. However, I was unaware of the fact buying ammo required a license. Does it? Will I have a problem buying ammo in other states? (Incidentally, I am in New York.)

Merv

AZBru88
09-10-2010, 14:21
Merv I know out here in AZ you have to be 21 to buy pistol ammo. I believe (but not 100% sure) its a federal law. Maybe you where just looking young and they wanted to check??? Maybe its a NY thing?

racer88
09-10-2010, 17:57
What the heck is a "pistol license???"

sciolist
09-10-2010, 21:42
What the heck is a "pistol license???"

Also wondering that.

RWBlue
09-10-2010, 22:08
It is a requirement for people who live in non-free states.

For the rest of us, you have to be 21 for pistol ammo, BUT most pistol ammo can also be used in rifles. SO, if you are 18 and need pistol ammo, just tell the clerk it is for a rifle and you will pass muster 99% of the time.

W4CNG
09-10-2010, 22:55
We don't have those issues in Georgia. You may need ID when charging on your Charge Card as all of mine say "Check ID", most do and some don't. Some folks do not know how to read.........

cowboy1964
09-11-2010, 00:09
I bought some .38 Special at Walmart today. The guy was ringing it up and he asked me if this was for a pistol. I think something on the register screen told him to ask that. Weird. Besides the relevance of the question, why wouldn't the register already know that? He wasn't blind so he couldn't have mistaken me for < 21.

BurkGlocker
09-11-2010, 07:50
I could buy .22LR at 18 as long as I said it was for a rifle, but if I slipped once and said pitol, then no sale.

When I was living in Brooklyn, I went to a sporting goods store to buy some new darts, and noticed that they also sold guns, and when I asked if I could look at a certain pistol he asked me for my handgun license. When I told him that I didnt have one, he told me I couldnt even handle the weapon.

I am sooooooooo glad I moved back to Texas...

Burk

Medic3166
09-11-2010, 07:56
Required to show your firearms ID card in NJ. Every purchase of handgun ammo is logged with your FID #.

When I was living in Brooklyn, I went to a sporting goods store to buy some new darts, and noticed that they also sold guns, and when I asked if I could look at a certain pistol he asked me for my handgun license. When I told him that I didnt have one, he told me I couldnt even handle the weapon.

There's a few shops around here that won't even take a gun out of the case, or off the rack unless you have your FID in hand. Not a law, just a policy of some places around here.

BurkGlocker
09-11-2010, 08:03
Required to show your firearms ID card in NJ. Every purchase of handgun ammo is logged with your FID #.



There's a few shops around here that won't even take a gun out of the case, or off the rack unless you have your FID in hand. Not a law, just a policy of some places around here.


God Bless Texas!!!

Burk

stopatrain
09-11-2010, 08:14
We have it pretty good here.

racer88
09-11-2010, 08:18
I'm appreciating living in the "Gunshine" state (Florida) more and more as I peruse threads like this.

Glock1911
09-16-2010, 17:08
I wouldn't live in a place that required such nonsense.

Two_Clicks
09-16-2010, 17:12
What the heck is a "pistol license???"


In NY you have to have a pistol permit just to own a handgun, then if you want to carry it you have to get another....glad Im outta there!

MedicOni
09-16-2010, 17:19
Here in NM just show your DL to prove you're over 21/18 and you're good

Daryl in Az
09-16-2010, 20:14
Good grief! Seems like time to send the ruling force in many states to the unemployment line.

Daryl

chad1972
09-16-2010, 20:18
yeah its a N.Y. thing, hell in jersey you need to have a dna sample taken, letter from the local police dept. and firearm license. :supergrin:

mongo356
09-16-2010, 20:37
Well I think Illinois has most states beat......try being a uniformed police officer and buy a box or two of shells at a wal-mart- not only do they want to see your FOID (Firearm Owners Identification Card) card they must escort you to the front registers with the ammo.

Had to do that a couple of times. I wondered who felt more stupid, me for buying there or the cashier for escorting a cop to the front carrying a G23 & 39 rounds of ammo on his belt.

Krigloch
09-17-2010, 22:01
just went to Walmart
The guy at the register had to have a foid to sell me ammo.
And since I was there well after 10pm I had to wait for some old dude to show up. He was the only one in the store with a foid.
I wanted to shoot myself. I hate this crap

racer88
09-18-2010, 06:06
I'm liking living in Florida more all the time. No "FOID." I can buy as much ammo as I want, whenever I want.

I wouldn't live in IL even for money. I was there on business recently. I can't imagine a more screwed up place.

nastytrigger
09-18-2010, 11:59
I've had Wal-Mart ask to see my driver's license to check I'm over 21 :supergrin:. Okay, I'm 26. I always feel like McLovin' in Superbad trying to act all distiguished when I get my license out, "Makes me feel young again".

mervstump
09-19-2010, 05:32
I was in Walmart yesterday, and after showing my "pistol license", was able to buy 9MM Winchester White Box. I questioned both the clerk and a local police officer about the id requirement. Both agreed that there is no New York Law requiring this - it's just Walmart's policy. Incidentally the price was not bad: $23.97 for a box of 100.

Merv

racer88
09-19-2010, 06:48
I was in Walmart yesterday, and after showing my "pistol license", was able to buy 9MM Winchester White Box. I questioned both the clerk and a local police officer about the id requirement. Both agreed that there is no New York Law requiring this - it's just Walmart's policy. Incidentally the price was not bad: $23.97 for a box of 100.

Merv

Not at the Walmarts here (Florida). I don't even show a drivers license. I pay for it right at the sporting goods section and walk out with it.

G19Pistolero
09-20-2010, 12:21
Not at the Walmarts here (Florida). I don't even show a drivers license. I pay for it right at the sporting goods section and walk out with it.

It does prompt the cashier "Is Customer over 21" when buying handgun ammo...I've been asked a couple of times they don't really even look at the driver license...

-J.-

bearone2
09-20-2010, 12:25
some places card everyone when i'm buying beer, i'm 64 and it makes my day.

so far walmart hasn't asked me for id on ammo purchases.

Eagle22
09-23-2010, 05:01
"pistol license???" Did you pull out a copy of the Second Amendment? That is your RIGHT and your license.

yah yah I know. "pistol license" what a load of crap

TrueGunNut
09-23-2010, 06:31
Gosh... When THEY turn OUR RIGHTS into PRIVILEGES.


...sheesh..

DON'T TREAD ON ME.

rwrjr
09-23-2010, 10:24
yeah its a N.Y. thing, hell in jersey you need to have a dna sample taken, letter from the local police dept. and firearm license. :supergrin:

Hope they have a cute nurse to "help" collect the sample. :wow: