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Can I ship a rifle to a Police Dept in another state?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by prezzz, Jun 5, 2004.

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  1. prezzz

    prezzz Member

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    Can I ship a rifle to a Police Dept. in another state? Or do I still have to ship it to a FFL in the state. Seems like I remember there's some rule that allows you to ship direclty to a Police agency. Or am I just dreaming here?
     
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    I don't... think so....

    umm...


    I've never heard of that - but if it's true, then :D

    Nick
     
  3. George S.

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    Why would you want to ship a rifle to the police?? :confused: I think that you can send your personal rifle or shotgun to a private individual if it's addressed to that person in care of yourself. For example, if you're planning a hunting trip and you don't want to carry a rifle with you, you should be able to do it in this way. You do need to use UPS or FedEx for the shipper.
     
  4. prezzz

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    Gun exchange with a cop in another state.

    Thanks for your info.
     
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    Gun exchange with a cop in another state.

    Thanks for your info.
     
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    If you are transferring the firearm to the agency, yes. If you are transferring the gun to a LEO for use in his duties as a LEO, yes. If a personal transfer to another person that happens to be a LEO, no.


    ATF Bulletin Explaining 925(a)(1)
     
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    My understanding is that private citizens can only ship to an FFL out of state. The only two exceptions are shipping a gun to yourself or shipping a gun to a gunsmith or manufacturer for repair where the gun will be returned to the originating address.

    I believe there is a police agency rule that was meant for the purchase of firearms, but I think only FFLs are allow to make the sale. But don’t quote me on that.
     
  8. prezzz

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    Doesn't the post just above yours make an exception to the FFL thing.

    I read that post to mean that if a letter comes from the agency on letterhead paper, stating that the rifle will be used for an official purpose, and shipped to the Dept, then the FFL is not needed.

    That's how I read it, but my interpretation may not be 100%.
     
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    The first quote is the law excluding law enforcement agencies from the '68 GCA. The second quote is informing licensed dealers how they need to handle the paperwork to sell them to a law enforcement agency or officer in another state. Since a non-licensee is not required to maintain sales records, this does not apply. However, it would be a good CYA to get the paperwork anyway.
     
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