Originally Posted by doc73
Right from the ATF:
Any person may ship a firearm to himself or herself in the care of another person in the State where
he or she intends to hunt or engage in any other lawful activity. The package should be addressed to
the owner “in the care of” the out-of-State resident. Upon reaching its destination, persons other than
the owner must not open the package or take possession of the firearm.
BUT I still would not do it.. The shipper will know what it is, my concern is the receiver! Who knows who that COULD be.
That is to a "state" - that is within ATF jurisdiction. It has nothing to do with importing into a foreign country. As to importing to Canada, see http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/f...porter-eng.htm
Among other things, "all firearms must be declared at Canada Customs and the applicable duties and taxes must be paid." Authorization in advance is required. "Firearms that are shipped to an individual in Canada must be handled by a carrier company licensed under the Firearms Act to transport firearms." "An envelope labeled "Customs Documents" [must] be firmly attached to the outside of the container."
Anyone violating these laws may end up in Canadian jail and don't expect any sympathy from authorities for an American trying to avoid detection, customs declaration and any import duties (which may or may not apply). Remember, "the Mounties always get their man!"
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