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shipping rifles in texas

Discussion in 'Legal' started by gladi8tr, Apr 18, 2008.

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  1. gladi8tr

    gladi8tr Member

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    Is it legal to ship a rifle person to person in the state of texas without going thru a ffl? Ive talked to a couple places some say no and some say yes. Thank you for the help
     
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    Yes. Via US Postal Service. There are a bunches of threads on here regarding that.

    Added: http://pe.usps.gov/text/pub52/pub52c4_003.html

    The only requirement is that the receiving person is legal and eligible to receive the rifle, IE: 18 years or older, not a felon, not committed mentally, etc. and is a resident of the same state as the shipper - in this case Texas.
     
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    This quote is from the GunBroker.com website...they should know.

     
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    cdrt that says state to state im sending this bad boy in the state city to city thanks i think im good to send it im gonna break it up in two diffrent boxes
     
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    No it doesn't:
    Twice as much chance of getting lost or damaged.
     
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    i ended up shipping it thru fed ex in one piece overnight and insured for 1000 dollars thanks for your help
     
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    I think registered mail ends up being cheaper than FedEx for the lower weight packages. I think the registered mail has some automatic insurance that you pay extra for at FedEx. Postal rates have been changing quite a bit to be more competitive with FedEx and UPS.
     
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    That's very interesting. Did they say it had to be sent overnight? And did this go to an unlicensed individual? Both of those are against Fedex Ground Tariff (company policy). IE: rifles can be sent by ground service but Fedex says they will only ship to license (FFL) holders. The only difference in the overnight tariff is that they will ship handguns, but again only to license holders

    Firearms
    A. FedEx Ground will transport and deliver firearms (excluding handguns) as defined by the United States Gun Control Act of 1968, between areas served in the U.S., but only between:
    1. Licensed importers; licensed manufacturers; licensed dealers; licensed collectors; law enforcement agencies of the U.S. or any department or agency thereof; and law enforcement agencies of any state or any department, agency or political subdivisions thereof; or
    2. Where not prohibited by local, state and federal law, from individuals to licensed
    importers, licensed manufacturers or licensed dealers (and return of same).
     
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