Shipping Handguns

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by SGElimited, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. SGElimited

    SGElimited New Member

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    In separate parts to Europe USA etc for example shipping one part through one company, wait a week then ship another part through a different company?

    Would it work?
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    No. Unless you are a properly licensed importer you will illegally import a restricted part or a serial numbered part at which point you will be in violation of US and UK laws.
     

  3. SGElimited

    SGElimited New Member

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    Please bear with my extreme lack of knowledge in this field. But Licensed importer? Who hands out these licenses? I'm in the UK where guns laws aren't as loose as in the US.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    In order import a firearm (or the frame of a firearm) into the US, you must be licensed by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE, also called BATF, and ATF- sort our tax man) as an importer of firearms. The US State Department, as part of an international treaty, also has limitations/restrictions on the export of certain weapons related items (such as a rifle telescope that is usable as a military scope) and may require import PERMITS. Some items cannot be imported into the US, due to it's country of origin, and trade restrictions/ trade sanctions.

    This is legally a VERY complex playing field- it involves multiple laws from 2 nations-and it is rather akin to playing football on a field that has been liberally sown with land mines. With about the same results.

    Simply shipping a bolt one week, a barrel another, a stock the 3rd, and the action a 4th will accomplish nothing except probably getting your body in prison- all at the same time, however.

    If you wish to pursue this, you will need bonafide legal counsel, which, I repeat- this is NOT.