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Shipping firearms to myself

Discussion in 'Legal' started by STAGE 2, Jan 20, 2006.

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  1. STAGE 2

    STAGE 2 Member

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    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.
     
  2. Brad Johnson

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    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
     
  3. cane

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    In addition, the "common carriers" will only ship to an FFL. Regardless of Federal law, their regulations trump everything else.
     
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    Welcome back.
     
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    UPS ships between non-licensees.

     
  6. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

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    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.
     
  7. Lupinus

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    And...how exactly does UPS know its a handgun if you don't tell them?
     
  8. Car Knocker

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    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).
     
  9. Hkmp5sd

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    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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