usap wrote:I was thinking about purchasing a new 9mm Glock and 9mm ammo from a website that shows an address in Wisconsin, but it's bylaws state that it follows Arizona state law. Would this online purchase be legal from Ohio?
usap wrote:I saw a synopsis of Ohio firearms law from the NRA (Sept 20007) that implies firearms purchases are restricted to states that are adjacent to Ohio (and it does not address handgun purchases). It states, "Any adult resident of Ohio, not prohibited from acquiring firearms, may purchase a rifle, shotgun or ammunition in IN, KY, MI, PA, or WV".
(A) Any resident of Ohio age eighteen or over, and not prohibited by section 2923.13 or 2923.15 of the Revised Code or any applicable law of another state or the United States from acquiring or using firearms, may purchase or obtain a rifle, shotgun, or ammunition therefor in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.
(B) Any resident of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia, age eighteen or over, and not prohibited by section 2923.13 or 2923.15 of the Revised Code or the laws of his domicile or the United States from acquiring or using firearms, may purchase or obtain a rifle, shotgun, or ammunition therefor in Ohio.
(C) Any purchase and sale pursuant to this section shall be for such purposes and under such circumstances and upon such conditions as are prescribed by the “Gun Control Act of 1968,” 82 Stat. 1213, 18 U.S.C. 922(b)(3), and any amendments or additions thereto or reenactments thereof.
usap wrote:Does this mean an Ohioan cannot purchase ammo when walking into a store in other states than those listed?
usap wrote:What about online purchases? Does the website have to be registered in one of the named adjacent states?
usap wrote:What about handgun purchases, which were not addressed in the NRA purchasing statement above? Are handgun purchases restricted to stores and websites located in Ohio?
SMMAssociates wrote:HOWEVER, the seller must either be a FFL, or work with one, to ship the gun to you
usap wrote:Thanks to all for such a quick response. This explains why the websites will only ship to FFL. Yes, one website I was considering in the Top-Glock, All-Glock family of sites.
Re. ammo, some sites will not ship to Ohio, while others have advised to check Ohio law before ordering ammo online. I checked and the only restrictions I could find were the limitations on magazine rounds in the larger cities in Ohio. That would explain a reluctance to sell hi-cap magazines to Ohio, but doesn't explain any concerns on ammo sales to Ohio. Is anybody aware of ammo restrictions that the sites would be concerned about?
I am in Franklin county, but outside of Columbus city limits.
usap wrote:Vance's is located in a very scary part of town. . . I never went back to that area of Cleveland Ave. I'll bet Vance's Gun Store must be barricaded like a fortress to survive down there.
usap wrote: Vance's is located in a very scary part of town. I accidentally took a wrong turn about 10 years ago and found myself driving in that section at dusk ... I thought I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone and had been transported to another planet. People were out on the streets with complete disregard for civil laws. I saw cars driving the wrong way against traffic, driving over the curb and onto the sidewalk to chat with others, hookers in leopard skin outfits walking over and leaning into cars waiting at intersections, people walking down the sidewalk with open containers of Colt 45 in plain view. Holy Cow, I had NO IDEA that this world existed in conservative Columbus, Ohio. I obviously didn't fit in and one guy drove his car right up next to mine (within inches) and gave me a vicious look that said "get outta here!". I never went back to that area of Cleveland Ave. I'll bet Vance's Gun Store must be barricaded like a fortress to survive down there.
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