no shell enclosed for md & ny

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  1. DCortez

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    Looking at the old cases, I saw a sticker saying "No shell enclosed for MD & NY". Is this a choking hazard in those states? Seems "Not a Toy" sticker would have worked better.

    Anyone know the story behind this?
     


  2. txinvestigator

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    I am a bit behind on the history, but MD and NY used to require that fired casings be included with all handguns sold new. The sticker you saw, I suppose, was so wholesalers would not ship to those states.

    I wrote "used to" because I think MD rescinded their law, but I am not sure.
     
  3. Big country

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    Don't new guns all come with one fired case now days? The sigma my cousin just bought had one in it, I think the Glock that another guy bought had it as well. Is this not a requirement?
     
  4. DCortez

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    I think the S&W's I have came with a casing and Kimbers did not. Sticker was on a Kimber case, the S&W cases do not have the sticker.
     
  5. jay524288

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    Maryland (I don't know about New York) wanted a fired case from every new gun sold in that state. They then put the ballistics info from that case in their ballistics database.

    I think they just stopped doing this.

    So, if you bought a gun in MD, you wouldn't get the fired case. It would go to the state police.

    Wikipedia has some info: Ballistic fingerprinting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  6. txinvestigator

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    Required by whom?
     
  7. DCortez

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    Kinda slipped my mind ... Kimber is in Yonkers, NY.
     
  8. Big country

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    Sorry I forgot to add that part. The Law Either state or federal I'm assuming the State Of Texas.:gotme:
     
  9. txinvestigator

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    Texas does not require a shell enclosed. New York requires one and I know MD used to. Don't know if they still do. The sticker on the handgun case signifies that a case is not enclosed, so don't sell them in those states.
     
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    Thanks.
     

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