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#6380653 - 07/24/16 10:37 AM Too much ammo?
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A friend of a friend ordered 1K of 223 ammo. After ammo arrived, DHS showed up and asked guy WTH are you doing with so much ammo? Anyone else? Thoughts.

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#6380663 - 07/24/16 10:47 AM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Cool Mo D]
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That isn't very much ammo for DHS to be concerned with. Did they want to look around his place? That is rather strange and alarming to be happening in east tx. .
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#6380686 - 07/24/16 11:06 AM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Cool Mo D]
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No offense but I call BS. I'd need more details and facts other than something from a friend of a friend. I won't say how much ammo I have but I often sell thousands of rounds on this and other boards if I need a little money and - what I sell, isn't a drop in the bucket of what I have. I've never had any visits or calls. And there are people out there that make my stash look like Walmart shelves after Sandy Hook.

Not to say checks like this won't happen - my fear is they will one day, but I've not heard of them yet and there is no current law that says one has "too much".


Edited by Earl (07/24/16 11:14 AM)
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#6380927 - 07/24/16 03:45 PM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Cool Mo D]
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I would say your friend's friend has an active imagination. I know people who order more than that pretty regularly and no one has ever checked them.
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#6380980 - 07/24/16 04:20 PM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Cool Mo D]
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People order pallets of ammo its none of their business what its for.
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#6381280 - 07/24/16 08:03 PM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Cool Mo D]
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If that is true, they need to set outside of Academy and question everyone that is buying a bulk box.
Unless your friend's friend has a reason for someone to be watching him.
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#6382994 - 07/26/16 07:52 AM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Earl]
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Originally Posted By: Earl
No offense but I call BS. I'd need more details and facts other than something from a friend of a friend. I won't say how much ammo I have but I often sell thousands of rounds on this and other boards if I need a little money and - what I sell, isn't a drop in the bucket of what I have. I've never had any visits or calls. And there are people out there that make my stash look like Walmart shelves after Sandy Hook.

Not to say checks like this won't happen - my fear is they will one day, but I've not heard of them yet and there is no current law that says one has "too much".

That was my first thought. Thanks all.

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#6383112 - 07/26/16 09:26 AM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Earl]
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Originally Posted By: Earl
No offense but I call BS. I'd need more details and facts other than something from a friend of a friend. I won't say how much ammo I have but I often sell thousands of rounds on this and other boards if I need a little money and - what I sell, isn't a drop in the bucket of what I have. I've never had any visits or calls. And there are people out there that make my stash look like Walmart shelves after Sandy Hook.

Not to say checks like this won't happen - my fear is they will one day, but I've not heard of them yet and there is no current law that says one has "too much".


Agreed, I know a few folks that carry more inventory in their home than any local sporting goods store has on hand at one time. Never been bothered.
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#6383189 - 07/26/16 10:41 AM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Cool Mo D]
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#6390938 - 08/01/16 07:37 PM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: ntxtrapper]
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Originally Posted By: ntxtrapper
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Thank you.

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#6397330 - 08/06/16 10:37 PM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Cool Mo D]
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Sometimes those visits happen as part of an investigation. We had a pizza chain up here involved in arms trafficking. The owners and employees were buying the two per week limit of handguns and also buying a bunch privately. They had the firearms packaged up in pizza boxes and had a container full headed for somewhere in the Middle East. They got caught by customs officials, and a huge investigation resulted with many people being contacted about their private sales to make statements for evidence in the trial.

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#6400793 - 08/09/16 03:47 PM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Cool Mo D]
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I have had friends that have had visits from dhs after large ammo purchases (more than 5k rounds at one place), but they were ex military and the positions they held made them be scrutinized closely for any large purchase like this.
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#6405830 - 08/12/16 05:54 PM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Cool Mo D]
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Everyone knows the only time you can have to much ammo is when you are swimming.

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#6406661 - 08/13/16 01:22 PM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: 91cavgt]
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Originally Posted By: 91cavgt
I have had friends that have had visits from dhs after large ammo purchases (more than 5k rounds at one place), but they were ex military and the positions they held made them be scrutinized closely for any large purchase like this.


I believe it is possible but I really have a hard time believing that. How can anyone know what you purchase
I have made several purchases of 3000-5000 rounds at different shops. I paid cash and walked out. There is no way anyone knows that I have it. If the government is watching ammo purchases, we have big problems.
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#6407243 - 08/13/16 10:54 PM Re: Too much ammo? [Re: Simple Searcher]
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Originally Posted By: Simple Searcher
Originally Posted By: 91cavgt
I have had friends that have had visits from dhs after large ammo purchases (more than 5k rounds at one place), but they were ex military and the positions they held made them be scrutinized closely for any large purchase like this.


I believe it is possible but I really have a hard time believing that. How can anyone know what you purchase
I have made several purchases of 3000-5000 rounds at different shops. I paid cash and walked out. There is no way anyone knows that I have it. If the government is watching ammo purchases, we have big problems.


Perhaps a credit or debit card purchase? Or perhaps they are on another list already? I have never bought more that a 1000 rounds at any time, but maybe they have people on a list of possible problems. I seem to remember the government saying that veterans were the biggest threat to the country. ( Paraphrasing of course)
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