What the H3ll?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by time_xx, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. time_xx

    time_xx NRA life member

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    So I went to UPS today to send a bad round back to Winchester(story in another thread). What do I see at the door???? UPS BANS GUNS ON THESE PREMESIS. Kinda sucky when they are the ones who deliver my ammo....just sayin, caught my attention.
     
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    AK47Man Expert Marksman

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    FYI. Interstate Transit Law. No firearms, explosives, or deadly weapons.
     

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    time_xx NRA life member

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    They show up on a brown truck, I send them back on a brown truck.
     
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    tampashooters Shellback

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    Luckily, you aren't a lawyer. Because you don't know the law.
     
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    You are simply incorrect. Handguns sent by non-FFL holders must use a common carrier like UPS or FedEx.
     
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    just put it in your own box annnndd.. tell them its a stuffed animal
     
  7. KCabbage

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    A standard UPS store may not accept ammo/gun shipments. I have to go to the main hub to ship ammo. Luckily it's only a few minutes away :supergrin:
     
  8. Cineski

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    Don't ever do this. And yes, you must call UPS and see which shipping hubs in your area take guns. You can't just go to a UPS Store.

     
  9. GreenMill

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    Yep, you have to go to a hub. I just sent my G21 back to Glock by using the hub. They will not send them from the stores.
     
  10. Adjuster

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    Half the handguns I have purchased were sent to me UPS as 'CB Radios' back in the day. I guess these days 'GPS' would be more appropriate.
     
  11. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

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    UPS and FedEx are both a pain in the *** to ship guns with. Luckily I do enough business with my FFL that he will ship for me USPS at actual cost.......less than $25.
     
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    The Sign does not refer to whether or not they ship firearms or ammunition. They are banning the carrying of a firearm by individuals in their store.

    Merchants have the right to prohibit patrons from carrying firearms in their establishments in areas where not otherwise prohibited by state/local laws.

    I personally do not do business with those people, but that is just me and sometimes it is unavoidable and you may have no choice to conduct business with them.
     
  13. KCabbage

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    The truth seems so optional with some people. Do you make it a habit to post your illegal activity on the net or is this confession? What happens when UPS smashes open your box or even worse loses it?
     
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    Yes. Next your going to tell me black silent helicopters are going to be dropping ATF guys on my roof aren't you?
     
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    redbaron007 Some Dude Lifetime Member

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    You dont hear them??? I do! :rofl:
     
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    Also, it bears repeating the "UPS Stores" are NOT "UPS". They are the old "Mail Boxes Etc." pack and ship places, they just entered into a licensing agreement with UPS to use the name and corporate look.

    They are a completely separate corporate entity, and have their own regulations.
     
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    This! Aaaaand.... you'll pay a pretty hefty premium for using them, as opposed going to a real UPS hub.
     
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    UPS acquired Mailboxes Etc, then changed the name to be branded with UPS. The local shops are franchised under UPS. Here is a exert from their site, as well as the link:

    History
    The Mail Boxes Etc. concept was introduced in 1980 as a convenient alternative to the post office. Throughout its evolution, it has continued to define and lead the business services category it created. In 2001, UPS acquired Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. In 2003, the two companies introduced The UPS Store brand. On April 7, 2003, approximately 3,000 Mail Boxes Etc. locations in the United States (at the time, nearly 90% of the domestic U.S. network) re-branded as The UPS Store and began offering lower (around 20% on average) UPS-direct shipping rates. The stores remain locally owned and operated, and continue to offer a variety of shipping, postal and business services, with convenient locations and world-class service.

    http://www.theupsstore.com/about/pages/abotheups.aspx

    Sort of like a McDonalds.
     
  19. ambluemax

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    Yes people, this is a Minnesota thing and that is exactly what the sign means. The sign has to be worded and displayed in a very specific way. Signs that are not are null and void (our carry law is awsome!). The local REI had a simular sign for a couple years until they found out it wasn't spec...they just took it down and won't be replacing it (says a friend who works there).

    Myself, I walk right past a sign like that. First, they have to spot me. Then they can either ask me to leave, or if I'm dumb enough to wait around for the cops the most they can do on a first offense is escort me out and hit me with a $20 trespassing fine.

    Guns can be a sticky business with shipping companies though...print out the official company policy and have it with you when you go to ship.
     
  20. mitchshrader

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    It's funny that folks will argue on the one hand that infringing on the second amendment is wrong, and then expect everyone to respect laws and policies that do so.

    The law in many cases, quite often when it's concerning firearms, sucks.

    I *could* ship guns USPS and probably get away with it, were I so inclined, and so could anyone else. I'm not much of a risk taker, so I won't. Others may well do just that.

    No skin off my nose, it's a stupid law.
     
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