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ATF regulation regarding bullet belts

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Darkthrone, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Darkthrone

    Darkthrone Member

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    Does anyone know what section to look under for this information? I need help finding the specific ATF regulation for bullet belts. I know they are legal but I plan to show cops/ officials the rule if they try to confiscate my .308belt. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. PTK

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    I don't follow. What is a "bullet belt"? Do you mean bandoleer? The Federal gov't has no laws/regs concerning that, but your state or local gov't may well have. Where do you live?
     
  3. General Geoff

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    I think he means ammunition feed belts. There is no federal regulation regarding them, of which I am aware.
     
  4. Darkthrone

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    Yes I do mean bandoleer. I live in Florida. I will check out what the state regs are. Thanks
     
  5. nalioth

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    When the government starts confiscating clothing, we're all in trouble.
     
  6. The Bushmaster

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    Confiscate clothing? No...We'll all just move to Florida...
     
  7. Zoogster

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    There is no federal law regarding either bandoleers or linked ammunition currently.

    In various states the law can differ regarding linked ammunition. If the state has a capacity limit, then belted ammunition can be subject to that capacity limit depending on the wording of the law.

    That means in a state with a magazine capacity limit of say 10, 20 etc rounds, having surplus linked rounds which exceed that number linked together could be a violation of law.


    Bandoleers are just clothing. Laws, if any, regarding ammunition tranportation, possession (such as by a prohibited person or in an illegal location), enhancements during a crime etc apply regardless of whether you carry the ammo in your hand or in a piece of clothing.
    No special ammunition laws apply because of the clothing being worn as it applies to bandoleers.
     
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    "That means in a state with a magazine capacity limit of say 10, 20 etc rounds, having surplus linked rounds which exceed that number linked together could be a violation of law."

    FWIW, my understanding is that the California Department of Justice (?) interprets the magazine capacity limit law exactly that way, so beware!

    Tim
     
  9. Phil DeGraves

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    Why would you think the police would try to confiscate your bandolier?

    Why borrow trouble?
     
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