Shipping Firearms in Citrus County
If you are a resident of Citrus County, Florida and are looking to ship guns it is important that you do so lawfully. There are Federal laws, steps that must be followed, and rules for using specific shippers when shipping firearms. As a resident FFL holder, Citrus County CCW primarily deals with people who are looking to sell guns within the United States and this article covers that topic.
Shipping a Firearm
According to Federal law, all modern firearms must be shipped to a holder of a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL) only. The sender of the firearm is not required to have an FFL, but the recipient must have one. Therefore, if you are shipping a gun it is important that you ship it to a FFL holder such as Citrus County CCW. If you are legally allowed to own a firearm you are legally allowed to ship it to an FFL holder for any legal purpose. This includes sale or resale.
According to the Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide ATF P 5300.4:
(B9) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by carrier?
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.
(B8) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U. S. Postal Service?
A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. A nonlicensee may not transfer any firearm to a nonlicensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that longguns 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.
What About Antique Firearms?
An antique firearm is classified as a firearm that is built in or before 1898. Antique firearms do not need to be shipped by a licensed dealer; they can be shipped directly to the buyer.
Who is a ‘Licensed Person?’
If you do not have a FFL you are considered an ‘unlicensed person’ and must use a FFL holder when shipping firearms. If you are not shipping a gun to a licensed dealer then you will have to make arrangements to ship the items to a dealer in his/her state.
Before shipping the firearm, the buyer must fax or mail you a copy of the dealer’s signed FFL license. The address on this license is the address that the firearm must be shipped to. You should take a copy of the signed FFL when you are shipping the item in the event the shipper wants to review it.
Ship with Us!
If you are buying or selling a gun and want to the peace of mind that you are doing so lawfully, contact Citrus County CCW today. We are a licensed FFL holder and can help you to purchase and sell your firearms here locally in Citrus County.