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ap3572001
07-29-2009, 1:03 PM
Can a citizen ship a handgun to them self? Also, is a frame considered a firearm in ALL situations?

ke6guj
07-29-2009, 1:41 PM
Can a citizen ship a handgun to them self?Yes. Federal law allows for you to ship a firearm to yourself,

(B9) May a nonlicensee ship firearms interstate for his or her use in hunting or other lawful activity? [Back]


Yes. A person may ship a firearm to himself or herself in care of another person in the State where he or she intends to hunt or engage in any other lawful activity. The package should be addressed to the owner. Persons other than the owner should not open the package and take possession of the firearm.


Also, is a frame considered a firearm in ALL situations?basically Yes. The item that ATF considers to be the controlled part is the firearm, usually the frame, but not always.

Is there a specific situation that you are inquiring about? Such as trying to ship a bare frame or something like that?

Also, for certain parts of the CA penal code, a firearm is defined as a complete firearm, not just the frame. But it depends on the situation.

ap3572001
07-29-2009, 2:53 PM
Can You be charged with having a firearm if You have a frame and parts that DO not amount to a complete functioning firearm??

Librarian
07-29-2009, 3:04 PM
Can You be charged with having a firearm if You have a frame and parts that DO not amount to a complete functioning firearm??

Yes. For example, if the person were a convicted felon, possession of just the frame would be a crime.

Perhaps if you could explain what you are hoping to accomplish - without suggesting an ongoing or planned illegal act - we might be able to offer suggestions.

ap3572001
07-30-2009, 2:25 AM
Just wondering If the frame is always considered a firearm and everything that is needed to make it function is not. That's all. Anything wrong with that? Think about, before making any comments. Ok?

Librarian
07-30-2009, 6:10 AM
Just wondering If the frame is always considered a firearm and everything that is needed to make it function is not. That's all. Anything wrong with that? Think about, before making any comments. Ok?

Sure it's OK.

It just looks weird. There are reasons to be cautious and reticent (and when there are those reasons, can't really explain them).

Hope you got what you need.

motorhead
07-30-2009, 7:59 AM
frame or reciever are the gun. other parts are not.
in regard to shipping, anything but a frame/reciever is just a box of metal.