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Shipping Q?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by iamme, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    OK a fun one- I have my opinion on the matter but want some input. Can a non-ffl ship a gun to another non-ffl PROVIDED THEY RESIDE IN THE SAME STATE?
     
  2. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    ATF Online - Firearms - Frequently Asked Questions - Unlicensed Persons

    Q: May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by common or contract carrier?
    A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by a common or contract 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), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30]

    I think that answers your question. The next part would be, "what carriers are cool with this?"
     
  3. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I thought too but it seems like everyone swears up and down it's wrong so trying to see based on what??
     
  4. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    Urban legend or something they were told by a guy who know a cop who worked a corner....

    I'd call your local carriers and see which ones do same-state shipping. I suppose it's possible there's a state law somewhere that says you can't do it, but I'm not familiar with it.
     
  5. ilv4xn

    ilv4xn West Linn Active Member

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    Having shipped firearms. All I can say is try walking in to the post office and shipping a handgun. Some branches make it easy and some make it well worth the $25 bucks you would pay an FFL.
     
  6. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Ummm a non-ffl can't ship handguns USPS. You may want to check on that.

    Q: May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?

    A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another State. A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. The Postal Service recommends that long guns 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. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun.

    [18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]