Orbital said:you guys do realize the rounds are restricted by FN, unless specific state law outlaws them. They don't qualify as AP under the 1968 GCA. But many states have laws more restrictive.
HK SD9 Tactical said:That is why I specified Florida.
All tracer ammunition regardless of caliber is illegal for citizens to have in their posession.
Different states have different laws. If the SS190 was not designated as AP by FN, it would be legal because it does not meet the other Florida requirements to be considered AP.
HK SD9 Tactical said:The SS190 is banned. If he has it in his posession, he is in violation of the law. Mere posession is sufficient cause for arrest as it IS designated as a AP round.
Esteves said:It's a bit dated, but still accurate (regarding the federal laws on the books)
Many states have their own laws that are more restrictive than the federal laws, hence my repeated suggestion that consultation with a local lawyer is a good idea.
Lastly, the FN policy (and processes) that restrict distribution of certain ammunition is just that - a policy, but It's my understanding that it's also backed up by contracts/agreements and there may also be excise tax implications ( http://www.ttb.gov/firearms/faetinfo.pdf ).