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I have lived in Tennessee for the past 23 years and become spoiled. I have a CC permit which I have had for the past 5 years. I carry religiously. Everyday, all the time, just like a watch or my wallet. It is a part of my persons. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse. My wife and I started doing Medical work by use of computers. And just recently, we were offered to travel to San Jose, California to occupy a private home for a three month period during the summer. An awesome invitation! Free airfare, company car, and gas card, free housing,(utilities included too). All we have to pay for is our food. My question is: I want to bring my Glock 32. I know I cant Conceal Carry there "legally". I want to keep it at the home for self defense. I could drive and bring it, or ship it. Shipping would be the cheapest alternative. I could also ride my Harley too. My question is If I ship it, can I just ship it directly to the address where I will be staying, or does it have to ship to a FFL? I would use either Fed Ex or UPS as USPS wouldn't do it. Or could I fly, and have it in "checked" baggage? I have taken it to Florida twice and there were no problems. But I would be flying into probably San Francisco which is Liberal City USA? Any replies would be MUCH appreciated.Sorry this is sooo long. I am a newbee here.
 

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Man, don't that sux. We need to get the NRA there and get some common sense knocked back into them mental defects. I was actually born there, but left when I was a tot. Glad I got out of there. Hey.... maybe I could masquerade as an illegal immigrant...Hummm. Mi No Habla Engeliseeehhhh... Then I could carry!!!! Thanks for the reply. Appreciated.
 

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I have lived in Tennessee for the past 23 years and become spoiled. I have a CC permit which I have had for the past 5 years. I carry religiously. Everyday, all the time, just like a watch or my wallet. It is a part of my persons. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse. My wife and I started doing Medical work by use of computers. And just recently, we were offered to travel to San Jose, California to occupy a private home for a three month period during the summer. An awesome invitation! Free airfare, company car, and gas card, free housing,(utilities included too). All we have to pay for is our food. My question is: I want to bring my Glock 32. I know I cant Conceal Carry there "legally". I want to keep it at the home for self defense. I could drive and bring it, or ship it. Shipping would be the cheapest alternative. I could also ride my Harley too. My question is If I ship it, can I just ship it directly to the address where I will be staying, or does it have to ship to a FFL? I would use either Fed Ex or UPS as USPS wouldn't do it. Or could I fly, and have it in "checked" baggage? I have taken it to Florida twice and there were no problems. But I would be flying into probably San Francisco which is Liberal City USA? Any replies would be MUCH appreciated.Sorry this is sooo long. I am a newbee here.
According to the BATFE, you can legally ship it, via common carrier, to yourself in CA.

Firearms - Frequently Asked Questions - Unlicensed Persons | ATF



Q: May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?

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)]

Q: May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by common or contract carrier?


A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by a common or contract carrier to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm.
[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(2)(A), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30]

Q: May a nonlicensee ship firearms interstate for his or her use in hunting or other lawful activity?


Yes. A person may ship a firearm to himself or herself in 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. Persons other than the owner should not open the package and take possession of the firearm.

Q: May a person who is relocating out of State move firearms with other household goods?


Yes. A person who lawfully possesses a firearm may transport or ship the firearm interstate when changing his or her State of residence.
Certain NFA firearms must have prior approval from the Bureau of ATF before they may be moved interstate. The person must notify the mover that firearms are being transported. He or she should also check State and local laws where relocating to ensure that movement of firearms into the new State does not violate any State law or local ordinance.
[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(4) and 922(e), 27 CFR 478.28 and 478.31]
 
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Why don't you just take it with you and check it in at the airport
 
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