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UPS no longer ships rifles for individuals

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:01 AM
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UPS no longer ships rifles for individuals

I have ranted before about UPS and their shipment policies towards rifles or firearms. But this takes the cake. Today, I attempted to ship a rifle to a manufacturer for repair. I was told by the UPS manager that under no circumstance may a person ship the rifle. After calling UPS customer service, I was told that a person cannot ship a rifle to anyone unless authorized and paid for by the manufacturer or simliar company. In other words, the liability of a shipment has to rest with a corporation or company that has an liability account with UPS.
I believe that the only way UPS can get away with this is because they are a private entity enforcing their own company policy. Any other governmental agency would be sued for constitutional infringement. I plan on using the Postal Service from here on out.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:34 AM
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Re: UPS no longer ships rifles for individuals

Do you have an FFL?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:40 AM
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Re: UPS no longer ships rifles for individuals

Were you using the ups store? The store will often times not ship them
But UPS itself will.

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:32 PM
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Re: UPS no longer ships rifles for individuals

I just shiped a rifle to GAP last friday no problem. All the clerk asked is why i was shipping it and i told her for repair. I'm not a FFL.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:47 PM
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Re: UPS no longer ships rifles for individuals

Well, I can tell you from experience that UPS varies from site to site which it shouldn't of course. So I solved that problem and I have never used them since.
NEVER had an issue with the post office.

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:03 PM
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Re: UPS no longer ships rifles for individuals

I think the stores have that policy but not ups.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:05 PM
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Re: UPS no longer ships rifles for individuals

I've never had a problem, but I just drop off it at a supermarket for UPS to pick up.
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