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    Shipping BB gun from out of state

    Ok I know regular firearms can go through FFL and such but what are BB guns considered? My dad still has mine from way back and he wants to send them from Iowa. He just came out and if I would have known I would have bought him a case and just have him bring them with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uber_Olafsun View Post
    Ok I know regular firearms can go through FFL and such but what are BB guns considered? My dad still has mine from way back and he wants to send them from Iowa. He just came out and if I would have known I would have bought him a case and just have him bring them with him.
    It is an Airgun, not a firearm. He should be able to ship it however he wants directly to you.

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    You can just ship it. It isn't a firearm.

    BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    You can just ship it. It isn't a firearm.

    BTW

    unrelated video here
    I don't get it.

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    If it is a BB handgun and you ship it via USPS I would recommend a double wrap with a sign on the inner wrap that says BB gun.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I don't get it.

    You have no imagination Ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundar View Post
    If it is a BB handgun and you ship it via USPS I would recommend a double wrap with a sign on the inner wrap that says BB gun.

    Just don't try to ship it internationally, or Customs might seize it as "readily convertible to a fully-automatic weapon"...

    http://www.jpfo.org/articles-assd02/...bbguns-pt4.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I don't get it.
    You'll shoot your eye out.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    That's what I was thinking but wanted to make sure. He is sending me all my old ones and evidently he has his from when he was a kid still. My brother has been in so much trouble out there with a law I don't think they would let him have a foam bat so I get them all by default. I think he still has my pellet/dart pistol. Maybe find a holster and really confuse people with that.

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    A BB gun or pellet gun is a TOY in Virginia.

    In the People's Republic of Massholia, its a GUN!!!
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC 45ACP View Post
    A BB gun or pellet gun is a TOY in Virginia.

    In the People's Republic of Massholia, its a GUN!!!
    I'm trying to find the citation on it, but I think that might have changed. Last I checked, you didn't need an FID card to purchase an air rifle in Mass any longer. (From reading the codes however, it did appear that my FULL AUTO BB GUN would indeed be considered a machine gun).

    There are several states with such stupid controls on air guns. New Jersey is another.

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    Sorry if my info about MA is old. That was an accurate statement when I was stationed there 1993-1998.
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
    (unknown 'gun~writer')

    Remington 1911 R1 (Back to Basics)
    SERPA retention or concealed...

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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