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Anybody remember?

With all the gun control talk going on right now, I was wondering if anyone remembered past rules that expired. I am going on 61 yrs old and remember back in the say mid 70's at 19 yrs old I could not buy 22lr because they could be used in a handgun. When I was 21 and able to but them ( at sears ) I had to register them once again they could be used in a hand gun.
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I can not comment directly relative to your point.

However, I recall that I had to sign for ammunition purchases (I would not call it registration) for some period of time in the 60's after Kennedy was assassinated. I also remember that there was a book, kind of like a ledger, that we entered our name, address and phone number in whenever purchasing ammo. Don't recall if that process was for ALL ammo or just what could be fired in a handgun.

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Hello Men,

We are roughly the same age. Growing up in upstate NYS I do not recall any ammo issue as you have identified. I did however purchase my first pistol (Ruger Mark 1) at age 18 (mid 70's) and subsequently applied for and received my first of many concealed carry permits at 19 or so. I do recall having to first find the pistol of choice, then I had to get a receipt for the pistol (from WalMart!). I then had to go to the local court house with that paperwork and obtain a "Purchase Permit". I could then go back to WalMart with that paperwork and complete the transaction and take the pistol home. Then, go back to the courthouse and complete "registration". Not sure if that is still the same process. I still have that pistol and permit :-)

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I remember when they wanted you to sign a log to buy .22 ammo. I would not do it, there were places that didn't require it and a lot of people went to them. It was a bad idea and didn't last long.

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Around here they asked you if the ammo was for a handgun or rifle. If you told them a handgun your info went in the book. Most folks used a copy book. I don't remember having to sign but I may have.
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I remember when they wanted you to sign a log to buy .22 ammo. I would not do it, there were places that didn't require it and a lot of people went to them. It was a bad idea and didn't last long.
I remember going into a Murhy's Mart with my dad to by 22ammo and they had him sign for it.I was probabl 8 or 9 years old at the time.
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hello men,

we are roughly the same age. Growing up in upstate nys i do not recall any ammo issue as you have identified. I did however purchase my first pistol (ruger mark 1) at age 18 (mid 70's) and subsequently applied for and received my first of many concealed carry permits at 19 or so. I do recall having to first find the pistol of choice, then i had to get a receipt for the pistol (from walmart!). I then had to go to the local court house with that paperwork and obtain a "purchase permit". I could then go back to walmart with that paperwork and complete the transaction and take the pistol home. Then, go back to the courthouse and complete "registration". Not sure if that is still the same process. I still have that pistol and permit :-)

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I bought a Ruger Single 6 in high school from the local hardware store. I know I was 17 years old or less. I think it was after Robert Kennedy got shot is when I had to start signing a book to by 22 shells. I don't think it was to long ago at Wally world a gal asked me if the 17 cal shells I bought were for a rifle or pistol.
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if i remember right it was after Reagan was shot that they started making us sign for 22 shells. they asked if the shells were going to be used in a handgun. the idiot used a 22 handgun to shoot Reagan and Brady. when we were in our teens we always bought 22 shells by the brick. went through many 22 shells back then.
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I worked in a gun shop in the mid/late 1980's and had a book that all handgun ammo sales had to be logged into. There was also a wait period for all handgun sales, if I remember correctly it was a 5 day's.

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