Shipping firearms to myself


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January 20, 2006, 04:54 PM
At some point in time I'm going to be moving back home to California and will be driving. Rather than pack all of my firearms in the trunk, I'd rather ship some of them, preferably a couple of months before I leave. I don't have an FFL or a C&R. What are the laws regarding shipping handguns and long guns to yourself. These will be going to my parents residence, which will be my residence for a couple of weeks when I move back.

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Brad Johnson
January 20, 2006, 05:54 PM
Fed regs allow for you to ship guns to yourself c/o a receiving party so long as that party is only there to receive the packages and hold them for you to open.

See item B10 here - http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#b7

Cali law, on the other hand, my read differently.

Brad

cane
January 20, 2006, 11:11 PM
In addition, the "common carriers" will only ship to an FFL. Regardless of Federal law, their regulations trump everything else.

bigun15
January 20, 2006, 11:16 PM
Welcome back.

Hkmp5sd
January 21, 2006, 12:34 AM
In addition, the "common carriers" will only ship to an FFL.

UPS ships between non-licensees.

Special Procedures for Shipping Firearms

Use These UPS Services for Your Firearm Shipment

Firearms will be transported only between licensed importers, licensed manufacturers, licensed dealers, and licensed collectors, as defined in the United States Gun Control Act of 1968, law enforcement agencies of the United States or of any department or agency thereof and law enforcement agencies of any state or department agency, or political subdivision thereof, and between persons not otherwise prohibited from shipping firearms by federal, state or local law and when such shipment complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

benEzra
January 21, 2006, 09:19 PM
I've tried to ship a firearm to myself via UPS and they would NOT let me.

They have a sign in their hub here that says that if a firearm is being shipped, either the sender or the receiver MUST be an FFL.

You *might* be able to ship a rifle to yourself via the postal service (I've never tried and don't know anyone who has), but not a handgun.

Lupinus
January 21, 2006, 11:57 PM
And...how exactly does UPS know its a handgun if you don't tell them?

Car Knocker
January 22, 2006, 12:10 AM
And...how exactly does UPS know its a handgun if you don't tell them?

They don't. You just have to worry about the shipment getting lost with no recourse and violation of federal law (27 C.F.R. Part 178.31).

Hkmp5sd
January 22, 2006, 05:32 PM
After years of BS from UPS/FEDEX over shipping guns, gun owners should make a deal with one of the smaller companies like DHL to handle ALL firearm shipments in the US. Have gun owners and FFLs go en masse to them for all firearm, ammunition and accessory shipments.

UPS does ship to nonlicensees, I have done so through them. Unfortunately, not all UPS centers know the rules or make they up their own.

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