A common question we receive is how a person can ship a firearm. Listed below is a handy “how-to” guide that answers this question and references applicable laws. Always double check with each individual shipper for any local guidelines that you must also be aware of. First, you should be familiar with the terms “licensed” and “unlicensed.” Simply put, if you do not have a Federal Firearms License (FFL), you are unlicensed. Unlicensed persons must ship modern firearms to a licensed FFL dealer only (for example, your local gun store). If the buyer, or person receiving the firearm, is not licensed, they will also need to make arrangements to have the item shipped to a licensed FFL dealer in their state to pick up the firearm. Before you ship a rifle or any kind of gun, the buyer must fax or email you a copy of their dealer’s signed FFL license. You can only ship the gun to the address on the license. You can take the copy of this signed FFL with you when you take the firearm to be shipped in case the shipper requests it.