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can I bring primers back from Canada

Discussion in 'Legal' started by roscoe, Oct 5, 2021.

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  1. roscoe

    roscoe Member

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    I have been doing some duck hunting in Canada and went to the Cabela's up in Saskatoon. They have a decent price on primers but I have no idea about the laws on bringing ammunition, or ammunition components, back with me on the plane.

    Does anyone have the skinny on the laws about this?

    Thanks!
     
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    Explosives and airplanes don’t generally mix under legal conditions. I’m pretty sure a carton of primers would be considered explosives, at least for this purpose. If you were to ship some to yourself then that may be an entirely different ballgame, but I’m not sure about that either.
     
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    No and no. You can't bring them aboard (Limited Quantity Dangerous Goods) and you can't ship them to yourself for the same reason. That doesn't even include coming across an international border without paperwork.
     
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    Ah well. But thanks for the info! I am definitely trying to avoid border hassles.
     
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    To the best of my knowledge that is very bad juju, but consult with a lawyer for real legal advice. Which is too bad - they DO have some nice prices up there on primers.
     
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    I’ve installed explosives detection equipment in airports all over the country. If you take the primers in carry-on they will probably get detected. If you put them in a checked bag they WILL be detected. Most likely, depending on local protocol, the terminal will be evacuated and law enforcement and EOD will be brought in.
    Not only it is illegal on several levels, it’s irresponsible.
     
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    I go to Ottawa a couple times a year on business. Nice drive by the way from Central NY. There is no way I would want to attempt to bring anything firearms related across the border. I don't know the laws regarding bringing primers from Canada. I just wouldn't do it. I know someone who duck hunts in Canada every year and brings his shotguns with him. Always a hassle. Even doing business across the border with an export permit makes crossing a pita.
     
  8. Frank Ettin

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    Primers require “hazmat” procedures for shipping. It’s difficult to imagine that they’d be welcome on commercial, passenger aircraft or that the importation of primers into the United States would not be heavily regulated.

    The OP needs real information backed up by applicable references.
     
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