A nonlicensee (YOU) may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another State (I AM LICENSED, THIS DOES NOT APPLY HERE). A nonlicensee (YOU) may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any state (ME). 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 (by USPS). A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun (ie - UPS, FedEx).
[18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]
If you, the sender, are an FFL as well, you CAN send a handgun to me via USPS. I will not send it back this way. The United States Post Office is responsible for several thousand dollars of 'loss' to my company either due to their flagrant incompetence or simple criminal theft. They've proven to me repeatedly that their insurance is a scam and they will never pay out. I don't ship via USPS. Period.
Please be sure to ship in accordance with federal regulations. Keep in mind, these rules only apply to shipment of "firearms", not firearm parts. Contact us if you have questions.
Any person who —
- Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year;
- Is a fugitive from justice;
- Is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance;
- Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution;
- Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States or an alien admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa;
- Has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
- Having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his or her citizenship;
- Is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner; or
- Has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
- Cannot lawfully receive, possess, ship, or transport a firearm.
A person who is under indictment or information for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year cannot lawfully receive a firearm.
Such person may continue to lawfully possess firearms obtained prior to the indictment or information.
[18 U.S.C. 922(g) and (n), 27 CFR 478.32]