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Shipping a LONG GUN to California

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by mjbskwim, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    OK bought a rifle and want to send the one I had to the kid in CA.
    I said I'll need the address of your FFL
    He said his FFL,in CA,told him he didn't need a FFL for long guns.(he was in AZ ,calling the FFL to see WTH? if he bought something over there)
    If he bought a rifle he could just send it home.

    Now is that the difference? Cause he would have been sending it to himself?
    I would rather send it to the FFL and foegettaboutit

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. rockstardrnkr

    rockstardrnkr Vancouver Active Member

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    No you have to send it to a FFL, I just got done dealing with the same issue sending a AR15 lower to Connecticut, I just had to have their name and address then the lady at the post office packaged it and sent it. Now if it had been a handgun you would have to overnight it.

    Hope this helps.

    Oh also a good reference is the ATF website, thats what I did, I also called the FFL before sending it.
     
  3. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    A lot of FFL's in CA will charge $70+ for a shipment from out of state. But I'm confused who bought what and who is sending where :)
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I bought a new rifle and am giving my kid the old one.

    HE was in AZ shopping and asking his FFL the same question,but I believe he got info about sending rifles to himself.
    (its Oaktree Range up by Magic Mountain)

    And I don't care how much my free rifle costs him lol

    And rockstar///,I believe you are correct and my kid is wrong.
     
  5. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I see now. Is he a CA resident ?
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yes
     
  7. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Then it has to go via FFL. Federal law doesn't exempt gifts from parent to child across state lines from FFL transfers, they only have such
    exemption for inheritance. But you know, if you gifted him a rifle before he moved to California...:rolleyes:
     
  8. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah That's what I told him.
    Thanks
    Mike