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"it shall be unlawful for any person (other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer or licensed collector) to transfer, sell, trade, give, transport, or deliver any firearm to any person (other than the licensees listed above) who the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in the state in which the transferor resides.........." [end quote].
The only exceptions deal with transferring firearms to persons who are inheriting the firearms due to the bequest of a deceased relative or the rental of firearms for legal usage like hunting, target shooting, to persons who are otherwise legally entitled to possess firearms.
If you are a legally entitled person you can buy long guns (shotguns and rifles) in another state, but only from a licensed dealer, collector, manufacturer, etc and for sporting purposes. For example; you go to Idaho elk hunting and the airline loses your firearms; you can purchase a rifle from a licensed dealer; no handguns.
Additionally, if you sell a firearm to a resident of another state via Gunbroker etc. you are allowed to ship it yourself but you must ship it to a Licensed Dealer in the buyers state of residence. You do not have to have your local FFL ship it for you. You must have in hand a current signed copy of the receiving dealers Federal Firearms License when you take the package to the Post Office (a faxed copy is OK). They can ask for it, but most P.O. employees don't know enough to ask! If you ship the firearm yourself make a copy of the Fed. Firearms Regs and take it with you to the Post Office so you can point out the appropriate regs to them; same goes for their own postal regs; make a copy (available online) and take it with you. Postal regs require that the package containing the firearm must NOT be marked as containing firearms. I've been on the receiving end of postal theft; bought a rifle on Gunbroker, the seller shipped it and my FFL here received an empty box, nicely retaped to look unopened. The seller had it insured and sent me a refund immediately then dealt with the Post Office himself. It was the second rifle the seller had stolen by a P.O. employee on the same day. The thief is now on a long vacation in a Federal prison. Do not violate Federal Gun laws!!!!!!!!
HighPlainsDrifter wrote: »
Buy a gun safe instead of selling your guns. Why would you ever purposely disarm yourself? Are your gonna remove all your knives from your house also? Teach your children about guns and knives, so they know how to handle them safely.
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