Federal Restrictions On Carrying Firearms (Handgunlaw.us Info Request)

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    Federal Restrictions On Carrying Firearms (Handgunlaw.us Info Request)

    Handgunlaw.us is trying to put together a listing of Federal Places off limits to those who are carrying a firearm. This question has shown up many times in Emails to me. It gets ask so much that we are going to list it on Handgunlaw.us by itself and not just in the FAQ's. If you can assists us in any way with this list please add your comments to this posting or send them to Admins@Handgunlaw.us We do realize that Post Office carry is still a very gray area along with other Federal entities. Again any help you can give us will be greatly appreciated. Please give links to any references you can give us if possible. The more info we have the better we can confirm all the infromation. We will post all the info we gather at Handgunlaw.us for all to view.
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    Places with Federal Restrictions on Firearms? (Any Assistance you can give us with Federal Restrictions would be greatly appreciated.)

    1. Federal Courthouses*
    2. Federal Buildings*
    3. Any Building Owed, Leased or Rented by the Federal Government. This includes buildings in
    National Forests that are property of the Federal Government. There is no Federal Law that
    prohibits carry in National Forests. States control the carrying of firearms in National Forests
    in their state.
    4. Federal Prisons*
    5. National Parks*
    6. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers* The Corp builds and runs flood control and navigation Dams.
    The Dam and grounds around the dam are Federal Property. Many State Parks are found around
    the Lakes and rivers Corps Dams form. The boundary between Corp Property and State
    Property is not clearly marked. There are also boundary lines in the lake between State and Federal
    waters. It is up to you to know these boundaries.
    7. National Cemeteries*
    8. Military Bases (Carry not allowed but some have shooting clubs. You can take firearms onto
    the Base to shoot. Check at each Military Post for specific rules on Shooting Clubs)
    9. Rented Offices, Any part of any building that the Federal Government has rented for Office
    space or work force etc. Just their offices or the part of the building they
    have control over. You can carry in the rest of the building if state or local laws allow.
    10. **Designated Federal Entity* – As listed below. These Agencies are a dark area in Federal
    Law that I can not find any information about their Offices/Buildings/Parking Lots and if
    they are covered under the same laws as Federal Buildings. I have found in their Rules and
    Regulations that firearms are not permitted on their premises. So they all have their own
    Regulations about carrying on their premises.
    11 Post Office?* Each states law is different. In some states, Post Office carry is restricted
    by the state, in others it’s not. If it’s not restricted by the state, Title 18, United States
    Code, Sec. 930 applies. (See Post Office at bottom of page.)

    * This includes parking lots adjacent to or part of the facility if the Federal Agency/Entity owns or has control of the parking lot.
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    ** Federal Law on Federal Entities.
    5 USC Appendix Sec. 8G 01/02/2006

    Title 5 - Appendix
    Inspector General Act Of 1978

    Sec. 8G. Requirements for Federal entities and designated Federal
    Entities
    (a) Notwithstanding section 11 of this Act, as used in this section -
    (1) the term "Federal entity" means any Government corporation (within the meaning of section 103(1) of title 5, United States Code), any Government controlled corporation (within the meaning of section 103(2) of such title), or any other entity in the Executive branch of the Government, or any independent regulatory agency, but does not include -
    (A) an establishment (as defined under section 11(2) of this Act) or part of an establishment;
    (B) a designated Federal entity (as defined under paragraph (2) of this subsection) or part of a designated Federal entity;
    (C) the Executive Office of the President;
    (D) the Central Intelligence Agency;
    (E) the Government Accountability Office; or
    (F) any entity in the judicial or legislative branches of the Government,
    including the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the
    Architect of the Capitol and any activities under the direction of the Architect of the
    Capitol;
    (2) the term "designated Federal entity" means Amtrak, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Board for International Broadcasting, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Denali Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Farm Credit Administration, the Federal Communications
    Commission, the Federal Election Commission, the Election Assistance Commission, the Federal Housing Finance Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Legal Services Corporation, The National Archives and Records Administration, the National Credit Union Administration, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Labor Relations Board, the National Science Foundation, the Panama Canal Commission, the Peace Corps, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Smithsonian Institution, the United States International Trade Commission, and the United States Postal Service;
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    Post Office Information
    Title 18, United States Code,
    Sec. 930 applies. See below.
    Title 18, United States Code, Sec. 930. - Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons
    in Federal facilities
    a. Except as provided in subsection (d), whoever knowingly possesses or causes to be present a firearm or other dangerous weapon in a Federal facility (other than a Federal court facility), or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.
    d. Subsection (a) shall not apply to -
    3. The lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons in a Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful purposes.

    (Administrative Note) 39-I-4-410 says that other Federal Laws do not apply to the Postal Service unless stated in the Federal Law that it covers the Postal Service.

    Title 39 - Part I - Chapter 4
    § 410. Application of other laws
    (a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, and except as otherwise provided
    in this title or insofar as such laws remain in force as rules or regulations of the Postal
    Service, no Federal law dealing with public or Federal contracts, property, works,
    officers, employees, budgets, or funds, including the provisions of chapters 5 and 7 of
    title 5, shall apply to the exercise of the powers of the Postal Service.
    (b) The following provisions shall apply to the Postal Service:
    (1) section 552 (public information), section 552a (records about individuals),
    section 552b (open meetings), section 3102 (employment of personal assistants
    for blind, deaf, or otherwise handicapped employees), section 3110 (restrictions
    on employment of relatives), section 3333 and chapters 72 (antidiscrimination;
    right to petition Congress) and 73 (suitability, security, and conduct of
    employees), section 5520 (withholding city income or employment taxes), and
    ection 5532 (dual pay) of title 5, except that no regulation issued under such
    chapters or section shall apply to the Postal Service unless expressly made
    applicable;
    (2) all provisions of title 18 dealing with the Postal Service, the mails, and officers
    or employees of the Government of the United States;
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    The Post Office is not a gray area its a no-no(note the decals on the doors) not only can't you carry a concealed weapon you cannot mail guns or ammo
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    just out of curiosity,whould that include anything operated by army corp
    of enginneers, such as dams,piers,places where people would fish.
    mich has a few such piers where we like to fish but are they pistol
    free zones.thanks in advance.
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    Corp of Eng.

    That is the one I forgot. I have it listed elsewhere on handgunlaw.us and forgot about that. Thank You.

    Post Office Carry is still a gray area

    d. Subsection (a) shall not apply to -
    3. The lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons
    in a Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful
    purposes.

    The other lawful purposes is the one that attorneys zero in on when they say it is legal. I do agree that Post Offices are Posted but then you have to read the law they cite.

    Also you can mail firearms through the Post Office. Long guns are no problem so you can bring a firearm onto the property of the post office to mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondov65 View Post
    The Post Office is not a gray area its a no-no(note the decals on the doors) not only can't you carry a concealed weapon you cannot mail guns or ammo
    That is incorrect, you can mail rifles, and pistols. Read the regs. I have a C&R and do it all the time. But according to ATF anyone can ship rifle or shotgun out of stateas long as it is to a dealer. Or in state to anyone.

    Postal Regs
    Handguns — e.g., pistols, revolvers, and other firearms capable of being concealed on the person — are nonmailable
    UNLESS mailed by a licensed manufacturer of firearms, or a licensed dealer of firearms, or an authorized
    agent of the federal government or government of a state, territory, or district, and ONLY when addressed to a person
    in one of the following categories for use in the person’s official duties AND upon filing the required affidavit or
    certificate, as applicable (see DMM 601.11.1.3–11.1.7):


    11.3 Rifles and Shotguns
    Although unloaded rifles and shotguns not precluded by 11.1.1e and 11.1.2 are
    mailable, mailers must comply with the Gun Control Act of 1968, Public Law
    90-618, 18 USC 921, et seq., and the rules and regulations promulgated
    thereunder, 27 CFR 178, as well as state and local laws. The mailer may be required
    by the USPS to establish, by opening the parcel or by written certification, that the
    gun is unloaded and not precluded by 11.1.1e.

    ATF Regs

    (B7) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?[Back]


    A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another State. A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. The Postal Service recommends that long guns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun.

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    ...Thus the Post Office question is a gray area...
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    Our post office is in a strip mall, so does that make the entire mall and parking lot off limits?
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    No

    Like it says

    9. Rented Offices, Any part of any building that the Federal Government has rented for Office space or work force etc. Just their offices or the part of the building they have control over. You can carry in the rest of the building if state or local laws allow.

    This includes parking lots adjacent to or part of the facility if the Federal Agency/Entity owns or has control of the parking lot.

    They do not have control over the parking lots as they are renting just part of the building. If they rented the whole building then the parking lot would be part of it also.
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    I read here that NASA is off limits but I wonder what type of federal institution it is covered under
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    I read here that NASA is off limits but I wonder what type of federal institution it is covered under
    It is not covered under any special or different law. It is simply federal property and covered under the same law as a federal buildling. The only difference is that crimes commited on a Space Center can be (and often are) prosecuted under Maritime Law.
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    Added Amtrak Info.

    I couldn't edit my first post so I put the whole new versions here. Amtrack Info Added.

    Places with Federal Restrictions on Firearms? Last Updated 11/24/07 (Any Assistance you can give us with Federal Restrictions would be greatly appreciated.)

    1. Federal Courthouses*
    2. Federal Buildings*
    3. Any Building Owed, Leased or Rented by the Federal Government. This includes buildings in
    National Forests that are property of the Federal Government. There is no Federal Law that
    prohibits carry in National Forests. States control the carrying of firearms in National Forests
    in their state.
    4. Federal Prisons*
    5. National Parks*
    6. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers* The Corp builds and runs flood control and navigation Dams.
    The Dam and grounds around the dam are Federal Property. Many State Parks are found around
    the Lakes and rivers Corps Dams form. The boundary between Corp Property and State
    Property is not clearly marked. There are also boundary lines in the lake between State and Federal
    waters. It is up to you to know these boundaries.
    7. National Cemeteries*
    8. Military Bases (Carry not allowed but some have shooting clubs. You can take firearms onto
    the Base to shoot. Check at each Military Post for specific rules on Shooting Clubs)
    9. Rented Offices, Any part of any building that the Federal Government has rented for Office
    space or work force etc. Just their offices or the part of the building they
    have control over. You can carry in the rest of the building if state or local laws allow.
    10. **Designated Federal Entity* – As listed below. These Agencies are a dark area in Federal
    Law that I can not find any information about their Offices/Buildings/Parking Lots and if
    they are covered under the same laws as Federal Buildings. I have found in their Rules and
    Regulations that firearms are not permitted on their premises. So they all have their own
    Regulations about carrying on their premises.
    11. Amtrak* Amtrak has its own rules that state: Items not allowed in Carry On or Checked
    Baggage,. Any type of gun, firearm, ammunition, explosives, or weapon. Large, sharp objects such
    as axes, ice picks and swords. Corrosive or dangerous chemicals such as tear gas, mace,
    12. Post Office?* Each states law is different. In some states, Post Office carry is restricted
    by the state, in others it’s not. If it’s not restricted by the state, Title 18, United States
    Code, Sec. 930 applies. (See Post Office at bottom of page.)

    * This includes parking lots adjacent to or part of the facility if the Federal Agency/Entity owns or has control of the parking lot.
    __________________________________________
    ** Federal Law on Federal Entities.
    5 USC Appendix Sec. 8G 01/02/2006

    Title 5 - Appendix
    Inspector General Act Of 1978

    Sec. 8G. Requirements for Federal entities and designated Federal
    Entities
    (a) Notwithstanding section 11 of this Act, as used in this section -
    (1) the term "Federal entity" means any Government corporation (within the meaning of section 103(1) of title 5, United States Code), any Government controlled corporation (within the meaning of section 103(2) of such title), or any other entity in the Executive branch of the Government, or any independent regulatory agency, but does not include -
    (A) an establishment (as defined under section 11(2) of this Act) or part of an establishment;
    (B) a designated Federal entity (as defined under paragraph (2) of this subsection) or part of a designated Federal entity;
    (C) the Executive Office of the President;
    (D) the Central Intelligence Agency;
    (E) the Government Accountability Office; or
    (F) any entity in the judicial or legislative branches of the Government,
    including the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and the
    Architect of the Capitol and any activities under the direction of the Architect of the
    Capitol;
    (2) the term "designated Federal entity" means Amtrak, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Board for International Broadcasting, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Denali Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Farm Credit Administration, the Federal Communications
    Commission, the Federal Election Commission, the Election Assistance Commission, the Federal Housing Finance Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Legal Services Corporation, The National Archives and Records Administration, the National Credit Union Administration, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Labor Relations Board, the National Science Foundation, the Panama Canal Commission, the Peace Corps, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Smithsonian Institution, the United States International Trade Commission, and the United States Postal Service;
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    Post Office Information
    Title 18, United States Code,
    Sec. 930 applies. See below.
    Title 18, United States Code, Sec. 930. - Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons
    in Federal facilities
    a. Except as provided in subsection (d), whoever knowingly possesses or causes to be present a firearm or other dangerous weapon in a Federal facility (other than a Federal court facility), or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.
    d. Subsection (a) shall not apply to -
    3. The lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons in a Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful purposes.

    (Administrative Note) 39-I-4-410 says that other Federal Laws do not apply to the Postal Service unless stated in the Federal Law that it covers the Postal Service.

    Title 39 - Part I - Chapter 4
    § 410. Application of other laws
    (a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, and except as otherwise provided
    in this title or insofar as such laws remain in force as rules or regulations of the Postal
    Service, no Federal law dealing with public or Federal contracts, property, works,
    officers, employees, budgets, or funds, including the provisions of chapters 5 and 7 of
    title 5, shall apply to the exercise of the powers of the Postal Service.
    (b) The following provisions shall apply to the Postal Service:
    (1) section 552 (public information), section 552a (records about individuals),
    section 552b (open meetings), section 3102 (employment of personal assistants
    for blind, deaf, or otherwise handicapped employees), section 3110 (restrictions
    on employment of relatives), section 3333 and chapters 72 (antidiscrimination;
    right to petition Congress) and 73 (suitability, security, and conduct of
    employees), section 5520 (withholding city income or employment taxes), and
    ection 5532 (dual pay) of title 5, except that no regulation issued under such
    chapters or section shall apply to the Postal Service unless expressly made
    applicable;
    (2) all provisions of title 18 dealing with the Postal Service, the mails, and officers
    or employees of the Government of the United States;
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Slider View Post
    That is the one I forgot. I have it listed elsewhere on handgunlaw.us and forgot about that. Thank You.

    Post Office Carry is still a gray area

    d. Subsection (a) shall not apply to -
    3. The lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons
    in a Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful
    purposes.

    The other lawful purposes is the one that attorneys zero in on when they say it is legal. I do agree that Post Offices are Posted but then you have to read the law they cite.

    Also you can mail firearms through the Post Office. Long guns are no problem so you can bring a firearm onto the property of the post office to mail.
    The post office I go to here, you have to go through 2 doors to get to the posted sign. It's on a bulletin board, not even on the door.

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    Please correct me if I'm wrong here, but I have understood that you can take a gun apart and mail the parts in two separate packages and that is ok. Anybody know the real deal on this?

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    Postal Regulations ( I lost the formatting with part of this. TO see who all you can mail to etc open PDF File attached.

    Publication 52 - Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail
    April 2006
    43 Firearms
    431 Definitions
    431.1 Firearm
    A firearm is defined as any device (including a starter gun) that is designed, or may readily be converted, to expel a projectile by an explosion, a spring, or other mechanical action, or by air or gas pressure with sufficient force to be used as a weapon.
    431.2 Handgun
    Pistols, revolvers, and other firearms capable of being concealed on the person (for example, short-barreled shotguns and short-barreled rifles) are defined as handguns. The following definitions apply:
    a. Pistol or Revolver. A pistol or revolver is a handgun designed to be fired by the use of a single hand.
    b. Short-Barreled Rifle. A rifle having one or more barrels less than 16 inches long is defined as a short-barreled rifle. This includes any weapon made from a rifle (by alteration or modification) resulting in an overall length of less than 26 inches.
    c. Short-Barreled Shotgun. A shotgun having one or more barrels less than 18 inches long is defined as a short-barreled shotgun. This includes any weapon made from a shotgun (by alteration or modification) resulting in an overall length of less than 26 inches.
    431.3 Antique Firearm
    An antique firearm (including one with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) is any firearm manufactured in or before 1898, or a replica of such a firearm, that meets either of the following conditions:
    a. It is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition.
    b. It uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition that is no longer manufactured in the United States and that is not readily available through commercial trade channels.

    431.4 Rifles and Shotguns
    A rifle is a shoulder weapon having a barrel that is 16 inches or more in length. A shotgun is a shoulder weapon having a barrel that is 18 inches or more in length. Rifles and shotguns have an overall length of 26 inches or greater and cannot be concealed on a person.
    431.5 Licensed Manufacturer or Licensed Dealer
    A manufacturer of firearms or a bona fide dealer in firearms is one duly licensed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), U.S. Department of the Treasury, under the Gun Control Act of 1968.
    432 Mailability
    432.1 General
    The following conditions apply:
    a. Pistols, revolvers, and other firearms capable of being concealed on the person (referred to as "handguns") are nonmailable in the domestic mail, except as permitted in Exhibit 432.1 and DMM 601.11.1.
    b. The disassembled parts of a handgun or other type of nonmailable firearm that can be readily reassembled as a weapon are nonmailable, except as permitted in Exhibit 432.1 and DMM 601.11.1 or 601.11.2.
    c. Unloaded antique firearms sent as curios or museum pieces are generally permitted, as specified in Exhibit 432.1 and DMM 601.11.2.
    d. Unloaded rifles and shotguns may be mailed if the mailer fully complies with the Gun Control Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-618) and 18 USC 921. The mailer may be required to establish, by opening the parcel or by written certification, that the gun is unloaded and not excluded from mailing because of the restrictions in 432.2 b and c.

    432.2 PS Form 1508
    PS Form 1508, Statement by Shipper of Firearms, must be completed by each firearm manufacturer or dealer who deposits firearms for mailing. The form must be filed with the postmaster of the post office of mailing.
    Exhibit 432.1

    432.3 Packaging and Marking
    No markings of any kind that indicate the nature of the contents may be placed on the outside wrapper or container of any mail piece containing firearms. Mailable matter must be properly and securely packaged within the general packaging requirements in DMM 601.1-601.8.
    433 Mailer Responsibility
    Even though certain types of firearms are permitted to be mailed within the provisions of the postal law in 18 USC 1715, it is the mailer's responsibility to comply with all federal and state regulations and local ordinances affecting the movement of firearms.
    434 Legal Opinions on Mailing Firearms
    Postmasters are not authorized to give opinions on the legality of any shipment of rifles or shotguns. Mailers should be referred to the nearest regional ATF office for further advice (see AFT Online at www.atf.treas.gov).
    435 Nonmailable Firearms Found in the Mails
    Nonmailable firearms discovered in the mail stream must be immediately reported to the Inspection Service in accordance with POM 139.117.
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    I stand corrected our local PO has since removed the decal and sign of no concealed weapons permitted, but never the less it is still a goverment building so the rules still apply, and ignorance is no excuse.
    Quote Originally Posted by tankdriver View Post
    That is incorrect, you can mail rifles, and pistols. Read the regs. I have a C&R and do it all the time. But according to ATF anyone can ship rifle or shotgun out of stateas long as it is to a dealer. Or in state to anyone.

    Postal Regs
    Handguns — e.g., pistols, revolvers, and other firearms capable of being concealed on the person — are nonmailable
    UNLESS mailed by a licensed manufacturer of firearms, or a licensed dealer of firearms, or an authorized
    agent of the federal government or government of a state, territory, or district, and ONLY when addressed to a person
    in one of the following categories for use in the person’s official duties AND upon filing the required affidavit or
    certificate, as applicable (see DMM 601.11.1.3–11.1.7):


    11.3 Rifles and Shotguns
    Although unloaded rifles and shotguns not precluded by 11.1.1e and 11.1.2 are
    mailable, mailers must comply with the Gun Control Act of 1968, Public Law
    90-618, 18 USC 921, et seq., and the rules and regulations promulgated
    thereunder, 27 CFR 178, as well as state and local laws. The mailer may be required
    by the USPS to establish, by opening the parcel or by written certification, that the
    gun is unloaded and not precluded by 11.1.1e.

    ATF Regs

    (B7) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?[Back]


    A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another State. A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. The Postal Service recommends that long guns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun.

    [18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]
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