Originally Posted by Want2race
That suprises me because my sister works at UPS Corp and she tells me they dont want to know what they are shipping UNLESS its a potential threat to the driver/pilots IE ammo
Smith and Wesson confirms my thought since they claim do not mark the product as a firearm! Just ship it as if it was a document..
I dont see a courier type company having the ability to prosecute you for not labelling it unless haardous.
It is FEDERAL LAW that requires you to notify the carrier. This is taken from the ATF website:
(B9) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by carrier? [Back]
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]
You are right about labeling the package. It is against the law for say FEDEX to mark the package as containing a firearm.
Let me just add that I am telling you what the law is. If you want to try and ship a gun any other way, then that is your choice. You may never get caught. Personally, I don't think saving a few dollars on shipping is worth the risk of having your gun confiscated.