Export license for >$100 of gun parts?


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Nathaniel Firethorn
December 1, 2004, 10:42 PM
I was buying some doodads from Brownell's this afternoon when I noticed a little "Gun Part" link next to some mags in my shopping cart. Clicking on the link, I got the following: Gun Part:

If gun parts exceed $100.00 or an Action, Receiver, Frame, Cylinder or Barrel is ordered a State Department Export License is required. If your order requires an export license you will be contacted by our Export Department. Where did all those rules come from? I have no intention of going into the mag-exporting business!

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Wildalaska
December 2, 2004, 02:02 AM
Those rules have been in place for a while..

Our policy is we ship NOTHING outside the US without using an exporter...I wont even sell on ebay to a foreign country including Canada

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SLCDave
December 2, 2004, 12:48 PM
Time to call Art Vandelay... ;)

rritter
December 2, 2004, 02:33 PM
I don't think it's the case any more, but back in the 1980s - 90s, high-level encryption was regulated as a weapon. I remember reading a newsgroup post once about a guy who needed to take a secure phone to Europe to demo at a trade show. He decided, just for the hell of it, to comply with the existing regulations.

He filled out the forms for exporting a weapon, and then had to explain to all of the police/security/customs officers involved that yes, in fact, this telephone was legally a weapon that needed to go through all the rigmarole. It took him, as I recall, two or three hours to clear outbound customs/security for the flight (not counting the usual airline checking process).

Nathaniel Firethorn
December 4, 2004, 05:00 AM
Wildalaska, last time I checked, PRNJ was still being allowed to send Congressmafiosi to the United States House and Senate, and I don't need a passport to cross the river to Free Pennsylvania. So we haven't, technically, been kicked out of the USA, yet. :rolleyes:

So the question is, why in the name of John Moses Browning do I need an export license when I don't intend to export anything?

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Chipperman
December 4, 2004, 11:33 AM
The note was prolly attached to the items automatically. It has nothing to do with you specifically. Since you are in the US, it is moot.

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