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tau-neutrino
04-18-2011, 8:33 AM
I recently moved to CA from NY and I left a number of my rifles at my parents house. I want to have them shipped out to me and I'm wondering what the legal way to do it is.

According to the ATF's web site it is legal to ship firearms to myself. Can I have my parents then send them to me? I have already packed the rifles for shipping, all they are doing at this point is getting them to UPS for me.

GrizzlyGuy
04-18-2011, 9:28 AM
You're right, as per here (http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/unlicensed-persons.html#shipping-firearms-additional) on ATF's web site you can ship guns to yourself:

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.

Since you yourself have already packaged the guns for shipment, I don't see an issue with your parents dropping them off at UPS. You could even ask UPS to pick them up at your parents' house for more peace of mind.

choprzrul
04-18-2011, 9:34 AM
If you initiate the shipment here on your end and schedule the pickup, no argument can be made that it was actually your parents doing the shipping.

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CHS
04-18-2011, 3:46 PM
If you initiate the shipment here on your end and schedule the pickup, no argument can be made that it was actually your parents doing the shipping.


It doesn't matter that the parents are actually shipping the rifles. The rifles belong to him. His parents can ship them to him, he doesn't have to actually do the shipping himself.