WARNING: You Must Be 18 To Purchase Axes. Axes Cannot Be Shipped To CA, DC, Etc….

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Amazon.com shoppers may be surprised to see the following warning when they shop for ordinary camping and outdoor gear, including axes:

WARNING: You must be 18 or older to purchase Axes. Axes cannot be shipped to CA; D.C.; MA; Miami-Dade & Sarasota counties, FL; Canada or Puerto Rico. Please check your State, County and City laws for restrictions before ordering Axes.


Can I order an axe head in the District of Columbia? Does it become illegal once I attach a wooden stick to it? Is it a felony to convert a sledgehammer into an axe? Does possession of a lump of steel, a drill and a grinding wheel constitute ‘constructive possession’ of an axe? Could I import an assembled axe into the District myself, or do I need to get a permit from J. Edgar Holder?

As one reader wisely pointed out, laws like this put paid to the leftist BS that ‘nobody is coming after your guns.’ The real answer is that they ARE coming after your guns, and once they’ve taken them away they’re coming after everything else you can use to defend yourself.



  1. Sam L. says:

    Well, step one, do check your state and local laws. Just because Amazon won’t ship there, doesn’t mean you can’t buy one or have one there,

  2. ChuckN says:

    I’m not 100% sure (knife laws are probably more convoluted than
    firearm laws) but after some google-fu it appears that axes can
    meet the/(a) definition of fixed blade knife. This results in the ban
    on shipping as fixed blades in the areas mentioned are prohibited.

    The breadth of stupidity and ignorance displayed by politicians
    (and those that elect them) never ceases to amaze me.

  3. Aharon says:

    Many urban liberal cities have passed laws banning the sale and I believe possession of BB Guns. Easy for them to do since they are not considered firearms or just arms which they are to anyone who considers the issue. Arms are not just firearms. The RKBA includes knives, swords, axes, bow and arrows, slingshots, etc. If pro nanny-police state modern governments want to ban BB Guns and axes then you know they want to ban all guns.

    1. NYC2AZ says:

      Not just BB guns, but air soft guns too. I read something a while back (I think ttag) about some student at NYU getting arrested for selling airsoft guns that violated some city ordinance. Ya know, because all those highly trained officers out there might not be able to tell the difference and shoot someone.. It’s for the children!

  4. Ken Hagler says:

    That’s strange, considering that tomahawks are perfectly legal in California. For that matter, so are fixed blade knives. You’d probably attract unwanted heavily armed attention carrying a tomahawk on your belt in a city there, but it would be perfectly legal under state law.

    1. jwm says:

      Yeah, unless it’s just company policy I see no reason not to ship to California. I have axes and machetes and fixed blade knives. I’ve mail ordered some of my knives and bought the rest locally. I can mail order ammo straight to my door so why not an ax?

  5. Anon says:

    wth..? I live in Caliban see no such notice on Amazon’s website. I even added several to my cart and got to the last step of placing my order and never saw this message. Is this legit..?

  6. Matt in FL says:

    The Sarasota County, FL part is interesting to me. Not exactly a hotbed of violent crime activity.

    1. Michael F. says:

      I’m going there in a week ha. It’s basically an old person city. You know how crazy those seniors get when they get ahold of axes…

  7. Can you carry a sledge hammer head onto an airliner?

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