Clinton Township, MI asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Michigan

Q: Can I ship a firearm back to my FFL through the US Postal Service and have it shipped back to me?

I recently purchased a Taurus model 605 revolver and have been having issues with it not operating properly. The online Firearms retailer that sold me the firearm is willing to do a replacement, but wants me to ship it through USPS. As far as I know it is illegal for a civilian to ship a handgun through USPS, however I can't find any clarification on that. As far as I know his plan is to have me send him the firearm and once he receives it he will send out the new one. One other thing I'm concerned about is how I would go about re-registering the new one.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Best answer would be through ATF. Why not see if they'll take Fedex or others who may take it on as a shipment?

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