By Mike Rush
Belleville, IL (KSDK) - The ammo Steve Robbins used at the range Monday he bought in person, but he knows people who use the internet.
"You can get better deals. It's a little bit less expensive," said Robbins.
And it's easy to buy in bulk. There is no federal guideline for online ammo sales, and no tracking and most states don't have regulations either.
Illinois is one of the few. State law requires buyers to show their Firearm Owner's Identification Card, or FOID card, along with an ID. Information that can be faxed or e-mailed.
Robbins supports gun rights, but doesn't have a problem with this rule because it's no different in a retail store.
Mike Hale manages Metro Shooting Supplies in Belleville.
"As a criminal, a criminal can get anything he really wants. They don't abide by the laws," said Hale.
And because of that, he's torn on regulating internet sales.
"If I steal somebody's wallet and he has an FOID card, I can use that FOID card to buy, maybe try to purchase ammo online," said Hale.
Missouri does not require buyers to present gun permits before buying ammo online.