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Posted: 8/17/2004 6:41:25 PM EST
I live in TX and am planning to buy handgun from individual in CA.
Our understanding is that CA resident can ship gun via non USPS to TX resident's FFL holder with bill of sale from CA resident to TX resident.
TX FFL then logs in receipt and has TX resident complete government forms.

Question has arisen as to whether CA resident must deliver gun to CA FFL to ship to TX FFL.

Any of you folks in CA in the know about this, and if so, can you provide source of information?
Have been looking at CA attorney general site but can't seem to find an answer.
Also looked at ATF site.

Thanks in advance, and my condolences to all you CA residents having to sell off your toys.
But us Texans appreciate the good deals.

Thanks
DMOS
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:44:37 PM EST
Got ahead of myself. Posted this in the CA hometown section and figured would get no responses, so also posted in the good ole boys section.

Trying to find something not evil about CA gunlaws -- makes more guns available for us Texans.

Thanks for whatever info you all can provide.

DMOS
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 9:40:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:02:38 PM EST

I'm no expert on CA, but I believe handguns are always FFL to FFL across state lines. CA may even have some additional requirements--being CA.

BTW, repairs (refinish, etc) are different. You can ship back and forth to the facility with no FFL needed.

Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:21:24 PM EST
Yes, ANY sale of a firearm across state lines has to be shipped TO an FFL. I'm not SURE about CA, but some states do require that the firearm be shipped FROM an FFL TO an FFL in the receiver's state.

DVD, the only way you can send without involving FFLs is for gunsmithing type work on the gun, when it will be returned to it's original owner.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:40:55 AM EST
Tread very carefully.

Shipping to Texas is probably fine.

Need to ship to an FFL.

Handguns can only go common carrier, rifles can go through post office.

I've received handguns from individuals. As long as it GOES to an FFL it's fine. It cannot be shipped to an individual, legally. I think you'll find that you'll be asked about the FFL when you try to ship it.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:59:54 PM EST
This has turned extremely murky.
Next time will require FFL to FFL.
Why sweat this for $20.

Everything I read at ATF and at CA Atty Gen and on AR15 legal implies, but not clearly, that shipping individual from CA to TX FFL on sale to TX individual is ok. But again, it is not clearly stated.

Anyway, on this deal will just rely on my FFL receiving in TX.

Thanks for the tips.
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