Gun owners in three US states can now buy ammunition from vending machines

8 July 2024, 09:51

One of the machines is installed in a US shop
One of the machines is installed in a US shop. Picture: YouTube / American Rounds

By Asher McShane

Gun owners in some parts of the US can now buy bullets from vending machines.

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A company has launched kiosks that make ammo ‘more available’ to the gun-toting public.

Some shops in Texas, Alabama and Ohio now allow customers to scan IDs on a vending machine, and walk away with bullets for their guns.

says they are as easy to use as an ATM.

“Our automated ammo dispensers are accessible 24/7, ensuring that you can buy ammunition on your own schedule, free from the constraints of store hours and long lines,” says American Rounds, the company that makes the machines.

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The machines use facial recognition to check the customer's face against their ID
The machines use facial recognition to check the customer's face against their ID. Picture: YouTube / American Rounds

The machines use “built-in AI technology, card scanning capability and facial recognition software” to match a buyer’s ID to their face and ensure they are over 18 years old.

Customers use a touch screen to choose the right bullets for their gun - the rounds are then delivered through a hole at the bottom of the machine.

A promotional video for the machines shows a customer using the vending machines in a shop while on a motorised wheelchair, before raising her fist in the air and shouting: “It’s ammo? Whoo!”

American Rounds CEO Grant Magers said demand for the machines was “growing daily” and that the company supported “law-abiding, responsible gun ownership”.

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