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throwbricks
07-23-2011, 12:11 PM
I recently inherited several firearms from my father, who resided in NJ. I reside in CA. I have looked into the ATF regulations, and I see that you can legally ship your firearms to yourself C/O another person. But, is it legal for a family member to ship my firearms to me without going through an FFL? My family member inquired at UPS and they said they would only ship to an FFL, but I have had experience with carriers not knowing their own rules in the past.

I am predicting the answer here is going to be "No", but it seems a shame for me to have to pay transfer fees for my own guns. :rolleyes:

Librarian
07-23-2011, 12:31 PM
Both ATF and CA exempt inherited guns from the FFL requirement.

See the wiki -- http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Inheriting_firearms%2C_both_within_California_and_ Interstate

See also this wiki article on shipping (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Shipping_Firearms_Within_California) - it includes links to the shippers' company rules.

If there are any handguns in the group, please file the OPLAW (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf) form for them.

throwbricks
07-23-2011, 12:51 PM
Well, that is great news. Now, the only hurdle is convincing someone at the carrier of that. Has anyone successfully accomplished this?

Both ATF and CA exempt inherited guns from the FFL requirement.

See the wiki -- http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Inheriting_firearms%2C_both_within_California_and_ Interstate

See also this wiki article on shipping (http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Shipping_Firearms_Within_California) - it includes links to the shippers' company rules.

If there are any handguns in the group, please file the OPLAW (http://ag.ca.gov/firearms/forms/pdf/oplaw.pdf) form for them.

Big Jake
07-23-2011, 1:42 PM
Make sure they are insured when they are shipped!

edwardm
07-23-2011, 1:47 PM
Well, that is great news. Now, the only hurdle is convincing someone at the carrier of that. Has anyone successfully accomplished this?

In particular what you're trying to do, no. However, I have had to ship stuff back to manufacturers before and have found that FedEx seems to have more clue than UPS.

morrcarr67
07-23-2011, 2:10 PM
Sorry to hear about your Father.

In the "shipping" link that the Librarian gave you there are links to UPS and FedEx regs regarding shipping of firearms.

What a lot of people will do is print those out and take them with them when they ship so that they can show the person behind the counter if they need to.

blackbox
07-23-2011, 2:50 PM
At the risk of stating the obvious, go to an actual FedEx or UPS customer counter, not what used to be Mailboxes Etc or Kinkos.

throwbricks
07-23-2011, 11:09 PM
Thanks, everyone. I will let you know how it works out.

EOD Guy
07-24-2011, 9:30 AM
In order to stickly comply with the BATF regulations, the executor of the estate should be the person shipping the firearms to you.