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Restrictions By State

Alabama

Brass or steel Teflon-coated handgun ammo, unless designed to expand on contact

Alaska

No pressurized aerosol-spray products (including pepper spray)
No ammunition or ammunition components

Arizona

Requires a valid, government-issued, photo ID card (Such as a Driver’s License) in order to purchase Stun Guns and TASERs (Active LE Officers are exempt.)

Arkansas

Machine guns and short-barreled rifles

California

LEO exemption / + department letter needed for "assault weapons"
Certified Handguns
Need FFL/ COE/Ammo Vendor. Ship to FFL or Ammo vendor(NO Type 03) or LEO
Ammo vendor only required for sales, not purchase. COE okay for purchase of ammo for individual.
Fixed ammo (other than a caliber greater than 0.60)
Cane guns
Wallet guns
Undetectable firearms
Flechette darts
Bullets containing or carrying an explosive agent
Tracer ammo, except for those used in shotguns
Armor-piercing ammo
Unconventional pistols
Machine guns
Multi-trigger activators
Short-barrel rifles or shotguns
Silencers
Zip guns
Assault weapons
.50 BMG rifles (without a permit); .50 BMG ammo is not outlawed
SKS rifles made to use AK magazines
Magazines holding more than 10 rounds
Handguns not certified for sale by the AG
Automatic Knives over 2" blade

Colorado

Machine guns
Magazines holding more than 15 rounds
A fixed, tubular shotgun magazine that holds more than 28 inches of shotgun shells, including any extension device that is attached to the magazine and holds additional shells.
Shotguns that come with a non-tubular, detachable magazine, box, drum, feed strip, or similar device that is capable of accepting more than 8 shotgun shells when combined with a fixed magazine.*
Law enforcement officers may purchase non-compliant firearms (including magazines above the capacity restriction) for DUTY USE ONLY and must have a department letterhead with authorization from their employer. LE letterheads must be submitted for each purchase.

Connecticut

Assault weapons
Binary Triggers
Semi-automatic, centerfire rifle with a detachable magazine that has one of the following: folding or telescoping stock, pistol grip, thumbhole stock or similar, forward pistol grip, flash suppressor, grenade or flare launcher
No Threaded Barrels
Ammo needs a copy of permit or certificate/ eligibility
Armor-piercing ammo
Incendiary .50-caliber ammo
Short-barrel shotguns
Magazines holding more than 10 rounds (grandfathered in if bought before April 5, 2013) LEO exemption requires department letter - Military exemption must be active duty
No upper or lower AR receivers.

Delaware

Silencers (exemptions for wildlife biologists who have special permits)
Short-barrel shotguns
Machine guns (exemptions for experimental or scientific research)
Trigger cranks

D.C.

Magazines holding more than 10 rounds. LEO exemption with department letter
Multi-trigger activators

Florida

Armor-piercing or exploding ammo
Dragon’s breath shotgun shells, bolo shells or flechette shells
Bump stocks and binary triggers

Georgia

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts

Hawaii

No ammo
Assault pistols
Automatic firearms
Rifles with barrel lengths less than 16 inches
Shotguns with barrel lengths less than 18 inches
Cannons
Mufflers
Silencers
Teflon-coated ammo (or ammo coated with similar material designed to enhance penetration through metal/armor, or designed to explode)
Multi-burst trigger activators
Trigger cranks
Magazines holding more than 10 rounds (that are capable of being used in a pistol) LEO exemption no letter needed
Any pistol or revolver, the frame or receiver of which is a die casting of zinc alloy, which has a
Melting temperature of less than 800 degrees F. (Examples Cobra, Phoenix Arms, Heritage Arms firearms, Walther rimfire pistols, GSG rimfire pistols, and Hi-Point pistols are prohibited.
Unserialized 80% frames or receivers are prohibited.

Idaho

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts

Illinois

FOID only for all of Illinois
NFA items are illegal in Illinois.
Magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition for long guns and more than 15 rounds for handguns. LEO exemption requires department letter OR written acknowledgment for duty use only
Machine guns
Silencers
Explosive bullet
FOID Cards for purchase required
Any rifle having one or more barrels less than 16 inches in length, or a shotgun having one or more barrels less than 18 inches in length
Any weapon made from a rifle or shotgun, whether by alteration, modification or otherwise, if such a weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches
Armor-piercing bullets, dragon’s breath shotgun shell, bolo shell or flechette shell
Any pistol or revolver, the frame or receiver of which is a die casting of zinc alloy, which has a
Melting temperature of less than 800 degrees F. (Examples Cobra, Phoenix Arms, Heritage Arms firearms, Walther rimfire pistols, GSG rimfire pistols, and Hi-Point pistols are prohibited.

Indiana

Armor-piercing ammo, pepper spray

Iowa

Binary triggers

Kansas

Setting spring guns

Kentucky

Selling armor-piercing ammo

Louisiana

Machine guns
Armor-piercing ammo

Maine

Armor-piercing ammo

Maryland

Assault weapon
Binary Triggers
Licensing Portal
Firearms with a low melting point or non-ferrous material (melting-point law)
Any firearm not on the state’s approved firearms list

Massachusetts

Assault weapon (ban list, includes revolving-cylinder shotguns).
Approved Firearms
Large-capacity feeding device (magazine holding more than 10 rounds or five shotshells) that was not otherwise lawfully possessed on September 13, 1994. 2 CCLs A & B, class A style can have large cap mags - LEO exemption requires LEO ID + LTC
Covert weapons
Silencers
MUST have LTC AND Process through a Licensed ammo vendor/FFL.

Michigan

Pistols greater than 26” in length
Machine guns
Spring guns
Armor-piercing ammo, unless you are a licensed dealer

Minnesota

Set guns/swivel guns, spring guns
Machine guns, unless licensed dealers
Trigger activators (like binary triggers, probably, trigger crank, anything that manually or by power-driven means activates the trigger to increase the rate of fire comparable to a machine gun)
Machine gun conversion kits
Short-barrel shotguns, unless licensed dealers
“Saturday Night Special” pistols
Firearms with a low melting point or non-ferrous material (melting-point law)

Mississippi

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

Missouri

Explosive weapons
A bullet or projectile that explodes or detonates upon impact because of an independent explosive charge after having been shot from a firearm
Flashbangs

Montana

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

Nebraska

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts

Nevada

Metal-penetrating bullets that can be used in a handgun

New Hampshire

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

New Jersey

FID/FOID Required for HANDGUN ammo
Short-barrel shotguns
Silencers
Armor-piercing ammunition (with limited exceptions), dum-dum ammo, etc.
Firearms with a low melting point or non-ferrous material (melting-point law)
Machine guns
Assault firearms
Large capacity magazines — any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds, LEO exemption no letter needed - Retired LEO are restricted to 15 round HANDGUN mags
Trigger cranks or Binary Triggers

New Mexico

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

New York

Ammo as long as it's not in the restricted zip-codes, it can go directly to the customer.
Binary Triggers
Machine guns
Silencers
Disguised guns (includes wallet holsters and pen guns)
Assault weapons
Active LEO with valid, non expired LE photo ID. Peace Officer exempt with valid ID AND department letter. LE letterhead must be submitted with EVERY purchase.
Firearms with a low melting point or non-ferrous material (melting-point law)

North Carolina

Teflon-coated ammo

North Dakota

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

Ohio

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

Oklahoma

Restricted bullets: a round or elongated missile with a core of less than 60% lead and having a fluorocarbon coating, which is designed to travel at a high velocity and is capable of penetrating body armor.

Oregon

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

Pennsylvania

“Offensive weapons” are a first-degree misdemeanor. Machine guns, silencers and short-barrel long guns are also “offensive weapons,” but have an exception (that the other items are not afforded) for their lawful use if they are NFA registered
Auto blades

Rhode Island

Machine guns (need manufacturer’s license from the state)
Untraceable firearms: 3D-printed guns, homemade guns, “ghost guns” without serial numbers, etc.
Short-barrel rifles
Short-barrel shotguns
Silencers
Armor-piercing bullets designed for use in pistols
Trigger cranks, binary triggers, etc.

South Carolina

Teflon-coated ammo

South Dakota

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

Tennessee

Explosive ammo

Texas

Zip guns
Armor-piercing handgun ammo

Utah

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

Vermont

Zip guns
“Large-capacity ammunition feeding devices", LEO exemption no letter needed
Handgun magazines over 15 rounds
Long gun magazines over 10 rounds

Virginia

Machine guns that aren’t registered with state police
Plastic firearms
Striker 12, commonly called a “streetsweeper,” or any semi-automatic, folding-stock shotgun of like-kind with a spring-tension drum magazine capable of holding 12 shotgun shells

Washington

Machine guns (pre-1995 grandfathered in)
Short-barrel shotguns (pre-1995 grandfathered in)
Unregistered handguns (partial ban)
Binary Triggers

West Virginia

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

Wisconsin

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

Wyoming

None; free state with no major restrictions on guns, ammo or parts.

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