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Handgun Ammunition Vending Machine Owned By A Candidate For County Sheriff Is Raising Eyebrows

A vending machine operated by a candidate for Beaver County Sheriff that distributes firearms ammunition is raising some eyebrows. The machine is installed inside of the Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club, offering both rifle and handgun ammunition and operating in the same fashion as vending machines commonly used to sell snack foods. The Beaver…

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Peggy Lynn Reda
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Peggy Lynn Reda

He runs a ammo business for god sakes . a man has to make a living

Kathleen
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Kathleen

I am all for a man making a clean living and selling ammunition. Lets just use good judgement.

Bryan S
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Bryan S

Where was poor judgement used? There is a machine for distributing a legal product in a facility where you would use that product. People need to mind their own business and get a life.

Scott Taylor
Guest
Scott Taylor

Really ? Fucking idiots

Ernie
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Ernie

Yes, really. You fucking idiot.

John Morrison
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John Morrison

What specifically was idiotic about this?

Retired Para
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Retired Para

Why are they idiots????

Cindy Howell
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Cindy Howell

Wow people are ridiculous! Who cares that he has an ammo machine, junk food is just as deadly!

SpeakTheTruthToo
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SpeakTheTruthToo

I believe in the Constitution. Therefore, I believe in the 2nd amendment. I see no problem with this. The vending machine is at a gun club not at the local Sheetz. Not sure what the “story” is here.

xarmyvet
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xarmyvet

I believe strongly in the 2nd amendment as well. However an 18 year old can join this club walk in and illegally buy handgun ammo that he can’t purchase anywhere else. The gun club has really opened themselves up for liability which makes one wonder if the memberships their selling are actually to 18 to 20 year olds. Poor judgement all around!

Bryan S
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Bryan S

that same 18 year old can join the military and be given a crew served machine gun. Or carry a pistol for hunting, and be given ammo, they just cant exchange money for it?

Its a stupid law. Perhaps we should start issuing fines for those that don’t pull off the road and hide their cars when a horse is coming down the road.

JM
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JM

xarmyvet If you go to a normal store selling ammunition and tell them the ammunition is for a rifle, you can buy any ammunition you want. Ammunition is not legally defined to be specifically for use in rifles or pistols. 9mm, the most common round used in pistols, is also chambered in many rifles. The claimed usage of the buyer is what determines their legal ability to buy it. That’s why when you buy a box of ammo that’s usually used in pistols they ask you “Are you buying this for use in a pistol?” and if you say “yes” they ask for ID. If you say, “No, I will be using it in a rifle.” they will sell it to you (and, I’m somewhat certain they have to unless they have some sort of proof you’re lying). So if an adult under 21 wanted to purchase pistol ammunition, all they have to do is lie to a retailer. That’s much easier than getting access to one of these machines.

Old Timer
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Old Timer

used to be able to buy ammo if you were big enuf to see over the counter. No gun registration. No age limits. No stupid rules. Did not have the problems or fear of people using guns. Either program the card or put in a second machine to control the age for all these silly regulations that have never done anything but make money for the govt and limit your right to own and enjoy firearms.

jeff
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jeff

when will this country start to understand that when someone turns 18, they are a legal adult. I think they should be able to drink alcohol and buy handgun ammunition, After all the government expects them to give their life defending this country when they turn 18…

Mykool
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Mykool

What if the 18 to 20 year old is going to the range to practice with their rifle chambered in 357 mag, 44 mag, 45 Long Colt? They can legally purchase that ammo for a rifle.

Andrew
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Andrew

Those 18 year olds can go to any store that sells ammunition and “legally” buy pistol ammo as long as they say that they intend to use the pistol ammunition in a carbine. Their is a carbine made for every caliber in that machine. So once again, liability falls on the customer to not break the law. The business owner should not be punished for the dishonesty of a customer.

Matt
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Matt

I say the story here is that this guy is a genius. Need one on every range.

cracker
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cracker

Not such a big deal, All the machines are in secure areas, no where were the general public has access to it.

Seymour Results
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Seymour Results

…And so what if they did? This country has jumped the shark.

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