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    Re: Non-lead ammo and feeling like Im being held hostage

    Kind of funny that a certified birth certificate is one of the id's required, no picture of you on it and I'm sure I'm a lot heavier than my birth weight. I agree buy in a FREE state.

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    Re: Non-lead ammo and feeling like Im being held hostage

    Even if you pay the $19 for the special background check you still need what California considers proper ID. If your license states “federal limits apply” then your license is not acceptable to buy ammo in California. Again you will need a passport or certified birth certificate. Or you can go through the unbelievable hassle of going to the DMV and get a new real ID license.
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    Re: Non-lead ammo and feeling like Im being held hostage

    Sorry to hear of you difficulty. Sportsmans Warehouse should have given you the 19.00 option. I would go to a smaller sporting goods store and ask them to do it for you. You may get a proceed or you may have to wait for the results but once it's done you should be good to go. I live in Nevada and they use the NICS system. If there is anything that's unresolved on your FBI report they will likely deny you. It could be something as simple as a failure to appear for a traffic ticket while you were deployed. Its hell to get that fixed.

    Essentially, California is saying that the same rules for buying a gun now apply to ammunition. It sucks getting it figured out but eventually you will. Dont give up.

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    Re: Non-lead ammo and feeling like Im being held hostage

    California gun control sucks. Any way it’s my understanding that if you are buying ammo for a caliber gun that their system does not show you own then instead of the $1 fee you can pay $19 for the super record check and if clear you can buy all the ammo you want.
    As far as buying ammo out of state it is illegal to bring more than 50 rounds back into California. However I am not advising doing this but Nevada does not enforce California ammo laws. A person can go to Nevada to Cabelas, Sheels or where ever and buy all they want. It is virtually impossible to get caught doing so. Again I’m not advocating doing so but I do know several people who have gone to Nevada and bought several cases of ammo without problem.
    They are correct that if your license says federal limits apply then you will need a “certified “ copy of your birth certificate or a valid passport to buy ammo.
    I have a lot of ammo so it will be a long time before I need to buy any. I’ll just say that I wont buy ammo in California.
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    Re: Non-lead ammo and feeling like Im being held hostage

    Quote Originally Posted by mufishen View Post
    I just went to Sportsmans Warehouse to buy non-lead ammo for my 308. I was told I needed a background check, Ok I gave them my Ca drivers lic. and they said my lic was not acceptable because I had a federal limits apply stamped on it, I would need my passport or birth c. They asked me if I'd bought a firearm in Ca. in the last 7 years. I told them no, all my guns are hand me downs. They told me I would be turned down because I was'nt in the dept of justice system. The only way to get in is to buy a gun and have it regestered. This is BS Can I drive to another state to buy ammo, This is going to be the last deer tag I buy in Ca.
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    Re: Non-lead ammo and feeling like Im being held hostage

    Welcome to the California reality.
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    Non-lead ammo and feeling like Im being held hostage

    I just went to Sportsmans Warehouse to buy non-lead ammo for my 308. I was told I needed a background check, Ok I gave them my Ca drivers lic. and they said my lic was not acceptable because I had a federal limits apply stamped on it, I would need my passport or birth c. They asked me if I'd bought a firearm in Ca. in the last 7 years. I told them no, all my guns are hand me downs. They told me I would be turned down because I was'nt in the dept of justice system. The only way to get in is to buy a gun and have it regestered. This is BS Can I drive to another state to buy ammo, This is going to be the last deer tag I buy in Ca.

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