Don't post the names of vendors that will ship components to Mass

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Please don't, regardless of whether you live in Mass or not.

If you do, the posts will be deleted and the threads closed.

Also, please don't ask for names of vendors that will ship components to Mass.
 

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I posted this in another thread, but I was asked (several times) to put it here too:


I'm posting this for any newbies that might read this thread and wonder why we have the 'No Posting Of Vendors" policy. Here are a couple of documented indisputable facts:

1. There are anti-gun state employees that - in their official capacity - have the ability to make peoples' lives really miserable. These people read this forum.

2. There are vendors that used to ship components, ammo, and accessories to Mass that no longer do so since they were threatened by the AG's office. Top Brass is one, Sportsman's Guide is another, and there are many more.

3. There is a law on the books that prohibits a business from selling ammunition in Mass unless they have an ammunition seller's license issued by the CLEO in the town in which they are located. Obviously, this law was intended to be applied to brick-and-mortar businesses located within the Commonwealth. The AG's office has taken it upon themselves to interpret the law as meaning that any business that wants to sell/ship ammo to Mass must have a license from every community where they intend to ship/sell. Since no vendor is willing to spend $11,700 per year to get the licenses, and no CLEO can/will issue a license to a vendor that is not located in their town, the AG's office has 'made' it illegal to ship ammo to anybody in Mass. There is another different law that classifies any ammunition component (case, bullet, primer, or powder) as "ammunition", so the AG has extended it's special interpretation to the sale of components as well.

The state has a virtually unlimited legal budget, especially when it comes to protecting the children from evil ammo. Vendors do not. The AG's interpretation has never been challenged in court. If it ever is challenged, it might stand up and it might not. The only thing that's certain is that -win or lose - it's going to cost a shitload of money for somebody to fight it. What the AG has been doing is sending letters to the vendors threatening (protracted) legal action, and the possibility of huge fines unless the vendor agrees in writing to not ever ship certain items to Mass again. Ever. It's been very effective for them. So far, no vendor receiving such a letter has weighed the financial pluses and minuses and decided to fight rather than acquiesce.

See? Nobody here is worried about getting in trouble by receiving ammo/components in the mail. There's no law (or even an interpretation of a law) against that. We can't get in trouble, only the vendor can.

So, by posting the name of the vendor here, you are 'outing' them to the people that would like to do them harm, and indirectly hurting every gun owner in the state by removing yet another source for ammo and components.

If you want to find vendors that will ship to Mass, be proactive and do what everybody else did: Google vendors and place an order. If they ship to Mass you'll get it, if they don't, they'll let you know.

Don't take the lazy way out and ask here. Nobody is going to post it, and unless they know you personally, they probably won't give you the info even by PM.
 
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