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Shipping a firearm within the state

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by dolphins84te, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. dolphins84te

    dolphins84te Redmond, OR Member

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    What is the best way to ship a firearm within the state. As I understand it, it does not need to originate or end with an FFL.

    Can I (non-FFL) ship by USPS?

    Can I ship by UPS and not disclose that it is a firearm?
     
  2. ikari2_2000

    ikari2_2000 Seattle, WA Member

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    http://www.gunbroker.com/support/SupportFaqView.aspx?faqid=1118

    Firearms Shipping Guide

    B8) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U. S. Postal Service?
    A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. A nonlicensee may not transfer any firearm to a nonlicensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that longguns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms.

    B9) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by carrier?
    A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by carrier to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm. [18 U. S. C. 922( a)( 2)( A) and 922( e), 27 CFR 178.31]