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Question: Is It Legal To Ship Ammunition?

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Answer:

The shipment of ammunition is a delicate topic and one should always look at the applicable laws where they live and the jurisdiction where they are shipping to. In addition, pay special attention as to if a person needs to be an ‘authorized retailer’ in order to ship ammunition. If you are shipping the ammunition to yourself, you will need to consult with the individual shippers. UPS does ship ammunition and require specialized labeling and transport. You can not ship ammunition via the United States Postal Service (USPS) as the agency has a complete restriction on the shipment of all firearms (including ammunition).

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Question: Is It Legal to Make Moonshine?

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A person cannot produce spirits for beverage purpose without paying taxes and receiving prior approval of paperwork to operate a distilled spirits plant.  Under 26 USC Section 5601, there are criminal penalties for the following:  1) unregistered stills; 2) failure to file application; 3) false or fraudulent application; 4) failure or refusal of distiller, warehouseman, or processor to give bond; 5) false, forged, or fraudulent bond; 6) distilling on prohibited premises; 7) unlawful production, removal, or use of material fit for production of distilled spirits; 8) unlawful production of distilled spirits; 9) unauthorized use of distilled spirits in manufacturing processes; 10) unlawful processing; 11) unlawful purchase, receipt, or processing of distilled spirits; 12) unlawful removal or concealment of distilled spirits; 13) creation of fictitious proof; 14) distilling after notice of suspension; and 15) unauthorized withdrawal, use, sale, or distribution of distilled spirits for fuel use.  Additionally under Section 5602, there are federal crimes for tax fraud by a distiller.

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