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Empty brass a felony?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by rollinsj, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. rollinsj

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    Hey guys I don't post often but I have googled and googled over this question but I cannot find the answer. A friend of my brother in law was over shooting and wanted to see my AR and we got to talking and he made a statement that it was a felony to carry empty casings in your vehicle, I have never heard this before just wanted to see if this is just him talking or what?
     
  2. Wurger

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    Sounds like the old gun laws in DC. :faint:

    Not an issue today unless there is some weird local law.
     


  3. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    In Mexico maybe...
     
  4. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    I've never heard of that either.........

    ooc
     
  5. Steve in PA

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    Your brother-in-law is wrong.
     
  6. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    fify...
     
  7. TX expat

    TX expat

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    I guess they might be if they were spent rounds from a drive-by :supergrin:
     
  8. birda40

    birda40 Woody

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    Ummm.....cough, cough In Illinois it is illegal to have just one bullet without an FOID. I'm sure if an empty round is found it would most likely be a search.
     
  9. ijacek

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    Not even if you are a convicted felon, because according to Florida State Statue 790.001(19)
    “Ammunition” means an object consisting of all of the following:
    (a) A fixed metallic or nonmetallic hull or casing containing a primer.
    (b) One or more projectiles, one or more bullets, or shot.
    (c) Gunpowder.
     
  10. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

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    A few years ago, there was such a case in a federal appeals court. An American was convicted IN MEXICO for have military caliber expended cases on the floor of his car on a driving trip into Mexico. At some point in his sentence, he was transferred to serve out his sentence in a US jail. He petitioned the federal courts to have his conviction set aside because his action was not an offense IN AMERICA. As I recall, the federal appeals court ruled against him.

    This case may be the basis for what your friend had heard.
     
  11. michael e

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    I carry my empty brass from the range back to my house to reload all the time. Hell I have left the range with 22's suck in my shoes. Another time with 270 in my boot. And one crazy time a 9mm in my undershirt. Was either wave gun around or just deal with the hot brass for a few seconds.
     
  12. jrs93accord

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    That staute is pertaining to definitions.

    This is the statute that is applicable to possession.
    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...tion&URL=0700-0799/0790/Sections/0790.23.html

    Basicly, in the State of Florida, unless you are a felon or classified as a deliquent, there is nothing that prevents you from having live or spent ammo in your vehicle. If you are legally able to have a firearm in your vehicle, you can have ammo.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  13. mac9990

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    In oregon you can have all the ammo in your rig that you can carry, as long as it's not in a weapon.
     
  14. Wha? Maybe in Portland if you don't have a concealment permit.
     
  15. mongo356

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    Man!!! The UPS guy could get life then, mine has been known to deliver 100's of empty cases to my house at a time. Lol
     
  16. I seem to recall seeing one of the CSI programs where "Horatio" went after a guy because he had empty brass in his car. Of course for the purposes of TV, they had been used in a drive-bye.

    But in the real world? Not around here.
     
  17. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA

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    LOL.......I was being nice! :supergrin:
     
  18. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I have loaded guns, live ammo, and spent brass in my car all the time. Somehow nothing catastrophic has happened... yet.


    :upeyes:
     
  19. SigFTW

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    Don't drive to Mexico and you should be OK :whistling:
     
  20. T-Rod45

    T-Rod45 Loves The Glock

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    Wow.

    I'm surprised those companies that sell bullet keychains are still in business!!! :wow: