Nope! A handgun does not have to be shipped FFL to FFL. I hear this all the time, and it's just not true. However, a handgun must go common carrier (FedEx or UPS). Long guns can go USPS.Yes rifles and shotguns have to go (interstate) from you to an FFL in our son's state. (handgun is FFL to FFL) Much easier if he picks up the shotgun from you in Wisconsin the next time he visits or you take it to him in N.C. when you visit.
GunBroker.com - Help CenterDo you have an ATF reference or federal statute for this? My Dept. of Justice, AFT Federal Firearms Regulation book seems to indicate otherwise.
Darryl!...It doesn't get much clearer:Frenchy wrote: "Nope! A handgun does not have to be shipped FFL to FFL. I hear this all the time, and it's just not true. However, a handgun must go common carrier (FedEx or UPS). Long guns can go USPS."
Thanks for the run down on shipping firearms. However you need to help me here. I read all that you posted and I have found nothing to support the above notion that a handgun does not need to be shipped FFL to FFL.
My review of the Federal statutes is handguns must be shipped regardless of carrier FFL to FFL. The only exception I could find under fed regulation is when you ship a handgun to yourself as in the situation when moving to a different state, but this can not be via USPS.
A non FFL can ship a long gun interstate via any carriers to an FFL. I also discovered that FFL to FFL handguns can go USPS. But non-FFL can't ship handguns via USPS to a FFL. Complicated as best.
A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by carrier to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm. [18 U. S. C. 922( a)( 2)( A) and 922( e), 27 CFR 178.31]