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State & Local Sales Restrictions

Recently many states, counties, cities and local governments across the US have passed new legislation that restricts the purchase/transfer/possession of many shooting related items. These restrictions affect firearms, ammo, magazines, reloading components and more. ExxoGear has compiled this page of state and local laws to help our customers know what is legal to purchase or possess in their state and how to comply with all local and state laws. Each state/locality will have an outline of what legal restrictions affect certain products and the effective date of the new law (if applicable).

 

NOTE: This guide is for informational purposes only. ExxoGear does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. While we have made an effort to ensure that the information below is complete and accurate as of this posting, we cannot be held liable for any typos, errors or incorrect statements made below. This information should not be construed as legal advice, and ExxoGear cannot be responsible for the misuse of this information. Please verify all local laws before ordering. Customers are responsible for following all state and local laws when ordering.

 

CA– No magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. Any handguns purchased must be on CA approved list. AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles must comply with CA assault weapons ban. Most AR-15s will require a “Bullet Button” to be installed in order to comply with CA law. Please check all state laws before purchasing any AR-15 accessories, including stocks, upper receivers, etc. as these products may not comply with the CA AWB. Chemical cleaning products (such as Birchwood Casey) cannot ship to CA. Many CA cities and counties do not allow for mail-order purchase of ammunition. NFA items (silencers, short barreled rifles, etc.) are not legal for civilian ownership.  Check all local laws before ordering.

Cook Co./Chicago, IL– No magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. Firearms must comply with Assault Weapons ban.  All IL state laws also apply (see below).

CO– No magazines with a capacity of more than 15 rounds. Magazines cannot be readily convertible to hold more than 15 rounds. Shotguns may not have a capacity of more than 8 rounds. The city/county of Denver has additional laws regulating assault weapons and AR-15 style rifles must comply.

CT– As of October 1, 2013, CT residents must go through an approved background check to purchase ammo. Acceptable proof of background checks include: a valid permit to carry a handgun, a valid eligibility permit to purchase a long gun or handgun, a firearm dealer’s permit or a valid ammunition eligibility certificate and photo ID. Customers are responsible for following all state/local laws, and by purchasing ammunition from this website you confirm that you meet all legal requirements to possess the ammunition in your state.

 

As of April 1, 2014, all CT residents must have an approved permit to purchase a long gun. Acceptable permits include a long gun eligibility certificate, a valid permit to carry a handgun, a valid resale permit for handguns/long guns, a valid hand gun eligibility certificate, or the resident must be a current federal marshal, parole officer or peace officer. The same restrictions apply to a hand gun purchase. In order to purchase a firearm from ExxoGear, you must comply with the above regulation in order to pick up the firearm from your local FFL dealer.

Magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are prohibited.

Any semi-automatic rifle must comply with the CT assault weapons ban. Please check all state laws before purchasing firearms or any accessory that may not comply with the AWB (collapsible stocks, upper receivers, etc.).

HI– All firearms must be registered with the local police chief. No handgun magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. “Assault Pistols” are prohibited and any handguns must comply with the assaul pistol law. NFA items are prohibited.

IL State– Anyone purchasing ammo or firearms must have a valid FOID card. Muzzleloaders must ship to an FFL dealer in IL. NFA items are not legal in IL. Cook County and the city of Chicago have additional laws regarding the purchase/possession of ammo, firearms and magazines. See Cook County entry above. ExxoGear requires a copy of a valid FOID card and either Illinois Driver License or Illinois State Identification card prior to shipment.  The ammunition may be shipped only to an address on either of the two documents.  Before ordering, Illinois customers are responsible for ensuring that they can legally receive firearms/ammo orders in IL.

IA– NFA rifles and shotguns are prohibited. Silencers are legal to purchase.

MD– No magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds (Magazines with a capacity of 11+ rounds possessed prior to October 1, 2013 are grandfathered in. They may not be transferred to a new owner.). Handgun purchases must be on the MD approved list. Check state/local laws before purchasing ammo or reloading components online.

MA– No magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. Handgun purchases must be on the MA approved list. MA has a current assault weapons ban that restricts many features on semi-automatic rifles. Check state/local laws before purchasing uppers, flash hiders, stocks, etc. that may not comply. Check state/local laws before purchasing reloading components online. NFA items are prohibited.  Ammo can only be purchased if an FID card or License to Carry Firearms is on file.

NJ– No magazines with a capacity of more than 15 rounds. NJ has a current assault weapons law that prohibits common semi-auto firearms based on their appearance. Please check state/local laws before ordering flash hiders, pistol grips, stocks, etc. for semi-automatic rifles. NFA items are prohibited.

NY State– No magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. Magazines may only be loaded to a maximum capacity of 7 rounds unless at a shooting range, while hunting or at the owner’s home. Tubular 22LR magazines are exempt from this law. NFA items prohibited. NY enacted a new assault weapons ban on January 15, 2013. Any assault weapons purchased/transferred after that date are unlawful. Any assault weapon purchased prior to January 15, 2013 is grandfathered but must be registered with the state by January 15, 2014.  The assault weapons ban restricts several popular features on common semi-automatic rifles. Please check local/state laws before ordering AR-15 rifles, uppers, stocks, grips, etc. Due to frequently pending legislation, please check all local and state laws before ordering ammunition, firearms or reloading components online. NOTE: Many cities in NY State have additional laws limiting firearm ownership, including NYC, Buffalo, Albany and Rochester.

As of January 14, 2013, all ammunition shipped to NY State must be delivered to an FFL dealer and picked up by the buyer after a background check has been complete. No ammunition will be shipped directly to NY residents. Please check with your local dealers for more information.

NY City– All NY State Laws Apply.  Magazine capacities are reduced to 5 rounds for long guns and  7 rounds for hand guns. NFA items prohibited. NYC has several additional regulations in their assault weapons ban compared to NY State. The assault weapons ban restricts several popular features on common semi-automatic rifles. Please check local/state laws before ordering AR-15 rifles, uppers, stocks, grips, etc. Due to frequently pending legislation, please check all local and state laws before ordering ammunition, firearms or reloading components online.

OH– Magazines with a capacity of more than 31 rounds are prohibited unless used with a properly registered NFA firearm. 22LR, Short and Long firearms are exempt from the magazine restriction.

RI– NFA items (also known as Class 3 items) are prohibited.

VT– Silencers are prohibited.

Washington, DC– D.C has extremely strict laws regulating the purchase and possession of firearms and ammunition. All firearms must be registered with the DC PD. It is extremely difficult to be approved for a firearm purchase in D.C. Ammunition can only be purchased/possessed in the same caliber as the firearm(s) legally registered to you. Possession of any other ammo caliber/gauges is illegal. D.C. has an assault weapons law with which all firearms must comply. No magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. NFA items are also prohibited. Please do not order any firearms, ammo or reloading components shipped to a Washington D.C. address unless you fully understand all relevant laws regarding the possession and purchase of these items.

 

 

Additional information on state and federal gun laws can be found at the NRA-ILA website.

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