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UPS Refuses to Ship Gun Parts and Targets Packages for Destruction

(Credit: Ghost Firearms/SAF)

Vice News reported last week that UPS is voluntarily complying with the Biden Administration’s new rules regarding so-called “ghost guns.”

“UPS’s policy now clarifies that the company does not accept any firearms, frames or receivers, or partially complete, disassembled, or nonfunctional frames or receivers (as defined by the new federal regulation) unless those items have been identified and given a serial number in compliance with federal requirements,” UPS said in a statement obtained by Vice News.

Two companies have become early casualties of UPS’s new policy: Firearm retailer Brownells and Florida gun dealer Ghost Firearms.

“Heads up! UPS has made the decision to no longer accept Brownells’ packages. We are working to put an email together to send to customers who have their account defaulted to UPS, or who have open orders with UPS selected as the carrier,” Brownells informed its customers in a Facebook post.

Ghost Firearms owner, Joe Zatar, provided a letter he received from UPS to the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF).

“We write to inform you that UPS has learned that your company may be violating applicable laws concerning the shipment of ‘ghost guns’ to unauthorized location,” the letter states.

“In light of our concern, UPS has determined that it will cancel your account, effective immediately. Please note that any package found in the UPS system determined to have been tendered by GHOST FIREARMS may be seized and destroyed,” the letter continues.

Zatar is reportedly concerned about packages he has already shipped to customers.

“I just shipped more than $30,000 worth of products,” Zatar told the SAF.

“We do not ship to states where they’re not allowed,” Zatar added. “We are in total compliance. We had ATF in here just two weeks ago, and they told us we were completely legal.”

UPS Media Relations has not responded to telephone calls and emails seeking comment on their new policy, according to SAF.

Stay tuned for updates.

About the author:
John Thomas is a U.S. Navy veteran, and a former prosecutor and defense attorney with over 20 years of experience in state and federal courts. He has handled everything from traffic tickets to first-degree murder cases and is a long-time supporter of Second Amendment rights and the rights of individuals to defend themselves, their families and their property.

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