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  •  I should know this, but ... can a private party (4+ / 0-)

    ... arrange to have a handgun delivered (by, say, private carrier, not the US mail) as a gift to a friend in another state? Private arrangement, private carriage, no issue of buying it just to give it away (although I think that would be OK.)

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    by TRPChicago on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 04:52:35 PM PST

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    •  No (4+ / 0-)

      Must go through the process of a FFL transfer.  Does it happen?  Yes.  Dozens of times everyday in Chicago amongst other places.  But those that do it aren't following any of the other laws, either.

    •  Great question - yes in part/no in part (4+ / 0-)

      Gun owners, please correct me if I'm wrong.

      Yes to private carrier, no delivery to an individual. The delivery must go to an FFL if the shipment goes across state lines.

      Legal How-To: Giving a Gun as a Gift

      Are you planning to ship it? You can ship a handgun (by common carrier but not U.S. Mail) or a long gun (by U.S. Mail or common carrier) to a federally licensed dealer, but not to a non-licensed individual. Federal law requires you to declare that your package contains an unloaded firearm. The NSSP suggests that you consult your carrier beforehand about its regulations for shipping firearms.

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      by LilithGardener on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 05:01:15 PM PST

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