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Hi all, we moved my son and new bride to tulsa ok this past weekend. he wanted a side arm, so, i left him my beretta 92. well he finds out today he cant even keep it in his car, which i think really sucks.. the 25 dollar question is how should he send it back? advise needed.
 

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He has to mail it to an FFL, don't mess with that! Best deal is the "if it fits, it ships" at the PO. He doesn't need an FFL but you do. Ask one of the FFL's on the forum.
 

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and where does he live...may I ask...a college...a military base

I would not live any where I was not allowed a weapon...wouldn't do it...I'd move

I'd say don't ask...dont tell
 

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If it's a military base, I believe you could check your weapon in at the armory. Course that was 30 years ago. Some of you new military guys speak up and correct an old man.
 

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With the military base basically all you have to do is as you come in the gate declare that you are carrying a firearm. Firearm should be unloaded, on safe, and with pistols slide locked back.

They will call an MP who will escort you to the armory where you can lock up the firearm(s). To get it back out you head over to the armory, they will call an MP and escort you off base.

It is a good amount of hassle, and at least a 20 minute ordeal every time.
 

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If you are shipping a modern handgun through the Post Office, both parties have to have an FFL. Postal Regs, not Law.

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Just something to consider.................

With the USPS Flat Rate boxes. Ship the gun ONLY. NO mags and NO ammo. You could mail the mags later.

This idea is more of a "don't ask and don't tell" concept. Gun going to family, not a "buyer".

I am NOT saying this is "legal", just a way to do it....... to a family member ONLY.

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The only way you can ship to a Family member is if the gun is going to a person that has been willed a firearm. Don't send a firearm to a private individual if you value your right to own firearms. It is an excuse for the ATF to burn you.

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thanks for the responces. he is living in off campus school housing. shipping to a local ffl shoukd be no problem, will call today and get things arranged. really sucks, they have an indoor range not too far away. oh well, will have him ship it without mag.
 

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You need to have a copy of the FFL of the person you are shipping to. You do not have to have an FFL to ship. Except handguns through USPS.

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well guy Doug is correct,(as usual) i trust his judgement, thats why i asked. so i told my son to just keep it under raps till he comes home for christmas. we'll see.
 

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thanks for the responces. he is living in off campus school housing. shipping to a local ffl shoukd be no problem, will call today and get things arranged. really sucks, they have an indoor range not too far away. oh well, will have him ship it without mag.
What about an airport locker, bus station locker, or something like that. Obviously it would take some time to access the gun, but it's better than no access at all.
 

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FIREARMS LAW ADMINISTERED BY THE POSTAL SERVICE
TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, CHAPTER 83
§ 1715. Firearms as nonmailable;
regulations.
Pistols, revolvers, and other firearms
capable of being concealed on the person
are nonmailable and shall not be
deposited in or carried by the mails or
delivered by any officer or employee of
the Postal Service. Such articles may
be conveyed in the mails, under such
regulations as the Postal Service shall
prescribe, for use in connection with
their official duty, to officers of the
Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard,
Marine Corps, or Organized Reserve
Corps; to officers of the National Guard
or Militia of a State, Territory, Commonwealth,
Possession, or District; to
officers of the United States or of a
State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession,
or District whose official duty is
to serve warrants of arrest or commitments;
to employees of the Postal Service;
to officers and employees of
enforcement agencies of the United
States; and to watchmen engaged in
guarding the property of the United
States, a State, Territory, Commonwealth,
Possession, or District. Such
articles also may be conveyed in the
mails to manufacturers of firearms or
bona fide dealers therein in customary
trade shipments, including such articles
for repairs or replacement of parts, from
one to the other, under such regulations
as the Postal Service shall prescribe.
Whoever knowingly deposits for
mailing or delivery, or knowingly causes
to be delivered by mail according to the
direction thereon, or at any place to
which it is directed to be delivered by
the person to whom it is addressed,
any pistol, revolver, or firearm declared
nonmailable by this section, shall be
fined under this title or imprisoned not
more than two years, or both

(B7) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm
through the U.S. Postal Service?
A nonlicensee may not transfer a
firearm to a nonlicensed resident of
another State. A nonlicensee may
mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of
his or her own State or to a licensee
in any State. The Postal Service recommends
that long guns be sent by
registered mail and that no marking of
any kind which would indicate the
nature of the contents be placed on
the outside of any parcel containing
firearms. Handguns are not mailable.
A common or contract carrier must be
used to ship a handgun.
[18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and
922 (a)(2)(A)]
(B8) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm
by common or contract carrier?
A nonlicensee may ship a firearm
by a common or contract 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), 922(a) (3),
922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 478.31 and
478.30]
(B9) 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
 
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