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Shipping Magazines to Canada?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by FranklyTodd, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. FranklyTodd

    FranklyTodd Member

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    Sorry for a dull as dust thread, but I'm trying to sell some mags, and a guy in Canada wants to buy them. Any issues shipping "gun parts" internationally?
     
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    I'm not fully into Canadian law, but I do know they have some sort of hi-capacity magazine ban (10 round max for handguns, 5 round max for semi-auto rifles) and if you ship something that is banned there, you could get arrested/fined for violating ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations).

    Might want to contact BATFE or the US State Department to see what's what. Since those are the two US governmental organizations that will pop you for violating ITAR.
     
  3. FranklyTodd

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    Thanks Quiet - I dug a little more after posting, and while it's a 10 rounder and so legal in Canada, from what I can see you need an export license to ship into Canada - not worth the effort for $50 worth of magazines!
     
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    ya canada sucks for gun laws we cant even own a .50 call sniper.....my dream rifle ex the barret m107 i love long range shooting and i cant own one....we suck but watever i hope to move to the us after im older
     
  5. FranklyTodd

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    Gun Parts to Canada? NO!

    The hopeful magazine buyer insisted it was legal, so I became curious enough to dig a little bit.

    Actually in this case it's US law that forbids us "exporting" "firearms" to Canada. Under the CFR definition below, a magazine is in the same category as a "firearm" (read (a) along with (h)). It elaborates later to say aftermarket grips, slings, things like that are not covered (but clearly to me magazines are).

    I read reference on some website about there being, at one time, an exception if the goods were under $100, but I didn't see any reference to that in the actual Code of Federal Regulations.

    So - beware folks selling stuff on these boards, don't ship anything out of the US - it's not worth the risk!!

     
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