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    Default Where can I find?

    Can anyone help me find the law or regulation that says it's legal for me to mail a shootgun to someone else in Alaska? Has the law/regulation recently changed?

    I called the USPS.
    I checked their website.
    I checked BATF website.
    I asked a FFL holder.

    I've come up with nuthin so far.

    Thanks for any help in verifying this.
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    Hrm. That's a good question. I know mailing interstate is a definite no-no, but I'm not sure about intrastate.

    Some quick google-fu suggests it is kosher.

    http://www.cgwgun.com/shipping/batf.aspx
    (B7) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?
    A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed 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)]
    (emphasis added)

    And the US Code section:
    http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/44/922

    Good luck wading through it... I don't know if AK has any regulations regarding this that would come into play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    Can anyone help me find the law or regulation that says it's legal for me to mail a shootgun to someone else in Alaska? Has the law/regulation recently changed?

    I called the USPS.
    I checked their website.
    I checked BATF website.
    I asked a FFL holder.

    I've come up with nuthin so far.

    Thanks for any help in verifying this.
    Smitty of the North

    It's legal and says so in the BATFE website as long as the person is not prohibited from owning firearms. You need to ask an FFL that knows the rules instead of an FFL that makes up the rules as they go along.

    USPS employees are not allowed to give out legal information when it comes too shipping firearms. Look in USPS Publication 52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    Can anyone help me find the law or regulation that says it's legal for me to mail a shootgun to someone else in Alaska? Has the law/regulation recently changed?

    I called the USPS.
    I checked their website.
    I checked BATF website.
    I asked a FFL holder.

    I've come up with nuthin so far.

    Thanks for any help in verifying this.
    Smitty of the North
    The USPS info on their website says to look at the FAT's website. The problem you could/can run into is the USPS employee. You need to remove the metalwork from the stock so it doesn't have "the look". And when asked, "are you sending anything perishable, hazardous....", you reply, "none of the above", with a smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nittanytbone View Post
    Hrm. That's a good question. I know mailing interstate is a definite no-no, but I'm not sure about intrastate.

    Some quick google-fu suggests it is kosher.

    http://www.cgwgun.com/shipping/batf.aspx

    (emphasis added)

    And the US Code section:
    http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/18/I/44/922

    Good luck wading through it... I don't know if AK has any regulations regarding this that would come into play.
    Thanks nitanytbone:

    That's EXACTLY what I was looking for.
    You're gooder at looking this stuff up than I am.

    Thanks Everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlleninAlaska View Post
    It's legal and says so in the BATFE website as long as the person is not prohibited from owning firearms. You need to ask an FFL that knows the rules instead of an FFL that makes up the rules as they go along.

    USPS employees are not allowed to give out legal information when it comes too shipping firearms. Look in USPS Publication 52.
    I couldn't find the info on the USPS website.

    I called them at 1-800-ASK-USPS, and was given a Local number. The Local person I spoke to, tried hard to help, but couldn't find the info on the USPS website either.

    The FFL holder, probably didn't want to be bothered. In any case, he said he didn't know and referred me to BATF.

    I was unable to find what I needed on their website, so I asked for help.

    I appreciate those who did.

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    Thanks Amigo, I've got it, and will save it for future reference.

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