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JasonM
03-25-2011, 9:03 AM
My friend who now resides out of state is going on a multi-city business trip which includes a stop here in California. While he's here, we plan to hit the trap range and he wants to bring his Benelli M2. My friend wants to avoid hauling his long gun in and out of hotels, rental cars and airports. He suffered a major injury a few years back that nearly left him paralyzed, so schlepping a field length shotgun around in a hard case is really not a practical option.

My question is this, can he ship his shotgun to my house well in advance of his arrival? I did my searching and there was one particularly relevant thread that just referenced an ATF FAQ that is no longer available. I'm aware fedex won't accept firearms, and I'm aware that checking his shotgun on the airlines would normally be the preferred approach.

I want to make sure that him sending his shotgun to my home in anticipation of his arrival will not put me or him in any legal jeopardy. He will not be staying at my home when he does arrive, but he doesn't think shipping it to his hotel well in advance of his arrival is a viable option.

Thanks for any insight you can provide.

zinfull
03-25-2011, 9:07 AM
Yes he can ship USPS to him self at your address. I have done this before and it is not any more than some airlines charge for an extra bag.

jerry

JasonM
03-25-2011, 9:53 AM
If he wants to include a handgun, does anything change?

Where did you initially get your information from? Firearms laws are so convoluted, I'd feel a whole lot better if there was some kind of statement from ATF or CADOJ somewhere.

jtmkinsd
03-25-2011, 10:01 AM
From ATF website: http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/unlicensed-persons.html#shipping-firearms-additionalhttp://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/unlicensed-persons.html#shipping-firearms-additional

Q: May a nonlicensee ship firearms interstate for his or her use in hunting or other lawful activity?

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.


If he included a handgun, he can't use the postal service, and would have to send it overnight air. If he wants to ship the handgun it should be done separately.

JasonM
03-25-2011, 10:04 AM
From ATF website: http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/unlicensed-persons.html#shipping-firearms-additionalhttp://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/unlicensed-persons.html#shipping-firearms-additional



If he included a handgun, he can't use the postal service, and would have to send it overnight air. If he wants to ship the handgun it should be done separately.

Thank you!