From reading the US Code, I know it's legal for me to ship a gun to myself, as in if I'm going to be visiting somewhere but don't want the hassle of dealing w/ the TSA.
I understand (reading other people's experiences) that USPS won't let average citizens ship to themselves, even though they're a quasi-governmental agency which should be required to follow federal laws (just like everyone else).
I've heard that UPS & FedEx allow people to ship to themselves, but this morning I found this chart for FedEx which appears to say that they don't. They'll only allow shipping if the shipper or recip. is a licensed manuf., dealer, or collector. They do reference federal law & BATFE regs, but only saying that the shipper must abide by them.
Of course, their definition of 'firearm'* excludes pretty much anything we'd think of as a firearm, but I don't think their shipping store personnel are likely to understand that.
So how do people, average citizens, ship guns when they go hunting or visiting & have to fly (or use other unfriendly transport)?
Anyone have references for the UPS info, similar to the FedEx chart up there?
* "...any weapon [sic] which will, or is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive."