So I go to the post office to ship some ammunition back to the fools who shipped me .45 ACP 185 gr. when I ordered 400 Cor Bon 135 gr.
I clearly mark "ORM-D" on the package, but when I tell them it is ammunition they are not sure what to do. To their credit, they didn't immediately tell me no, but they spent a lot of time looking it up and trying to figure it out.
The supervisor tried to tell me several times that the thing to do was for me to call the BATF to find out what to do. I told her that I knew it was legal to ship small arms ammunition by ground.
I certainly don't see that it is my job to have to call the BATF so I can spend my time telling the Post Office how to do their job. If they are not sure, maybe THEY should call the BATF, or know where the hell to look up this stuff - rather than telling their customer to do it for them. In any event, I'm pretty sure the BATF would tell me to ask the post office.
So does anyone happen to know where (either in BATF or USPS rules and regs) it says that small arms ammo can be shipped, as long as it is marked ORM-D and shipped surface only? It would be nice to pull that out if anyone asks.
I'm sure my post office is not the only one that doesn't really know this (they also told me that only FFL dealers are allowed to ship firarms, which seems to be a really common misperception).
I did finally talk them into it (in no small part thanks to the customer next to me who had an FFL as well and confirmed what I was telling them).