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Thread: Buying Ammo in the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    As it's been pointed out earlier, CBSA and US Border Services aren't the issue with bringing ammunition etc....across the border. The problem is US ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives) you need a permit to bring it across the border(export). You can't just go buy it and drive back across...
    ^^^This.

    BATF is the agency that will prosecute.

    Best case, you come back into the country with a flat or two of cheaper ammo, worst case, federal charges.....
    "Camo" is perfectly acceptable as a favorite colour.

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    I donít think you can hunt Canadian Geese with American [emoji631] ammo .J/K ..good luck knock em down!


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    My understanding is they same as thunderbolt, it is the ATF that is the problem, I'd talk to them if you want to bring shells back. Canada side only cares if over a certain amount. I brought back a box of 270 shells few years ago, had to go to secondary as I had bought a few hundred dollars of stuff at Cabelas. The Canadian guys said all was good that I broke no Canadian laws but I did break a US one. They they proceed to tell me how they got in trouble with the ATF.

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    Per the ATF website they clearly state non-immigrants are allowed to buy ammo but not firearms.

    If you do not have a Green Card you are considered a non-immigrant.

    They state you have to adhere to all state laws.

    So the ATF is good.

    They also state they are no longer concerned with the export of firearms and ammo that mandate has passed to the Commerce Department.

    The Commerce Department website states they are focused on ensuring any export of firearms adhere to international law. They are not concerned with the export of ammo.

    Just for giggles I will call them tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by acolic View Post
    Hi

    Per the ATF website they clearly state non-immigrants are allowed to buy ammo but not firearms.

    If you do not have a Green Card you are considered a non-immigrant.

    They state you have to adhere to all state laws.

    So the ATF is good.

    They also state they are no longer concerned with the export of firearms and ammo that mandate has passed to the Commerce Department.

    The Commerce Department website states they are focused on ensuring any export of firearms adhere to international law. They are not concerned with the export of ammo.

    Just for giggles I will call them tomorrow.


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    Good info, and thanks for sharing all this. I think I'll wait for a while for the bumps to get worked out before I try it myself, but if things have indeed changed that's good. I still like to support local, but selection is a large issue these days, so alternatives are good.

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    I recently purchased four boxes of 16ga #5s in Minnesota, and another two in North Dakota. No ID was asked for in those states. I did have a valid Form 6 and a ND hunting license, so I wasn't worried. No issues at the border, they just asked to look at our PALs as we were returning with our (Canadian) shotguns.

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