CAUTION: State and Federal firearms legislation are always subject to change. This article isn't to be regarded as a restatement of legislation or advice of enforcement. You are urged to consult with a local attorney, to understand the applicability of those laws to certain conditions you might encounter in your travels.

Can A Moving Business Ship my Firearms Across State Lines?

From what we know at MyProMovers, federal legislation does not prevent individuals from hauling/having legally obtained firearms across state lines to acquire legal purposes except those explicitly prohibited from federal laws. This includes certain classes of people including convicted felons; individuals under indictment for felonies; adjudicated "mental defectives" or even those that were involuntarily committed to mental institutions; illegal drug users; prohibited aliens; dishonorably discharged veterans; those who have renounced their U.S citizenship; fugitives from justice; individuals convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence; and individuals subject to certain domestic violence.  Therefore, no nationwide license is required (or accessible) for the interstate transportation of firearms.  

When using a long distance moving company, travelers will need to remain cautious of those laws and comply with legal requirements in each governing authority.  

To keep your shipment intact, professional moving companies will not transport any combustible ammo.

Tips for Moving Guns & Ammo

It’s recommended for travelers to always store guns unloaded and stored inside a secure compartment (such as a trunk or attached toolbox) in which they may be inaccessible from within a car's passenger compartment, and unseen from outside the motor vehicle.  

According to the NRA-ILA, firearms may be transported if they are inaccessible to the driver or any passenger or cased, unloaded, and secured in the car trunk.  However, there is a mosaic of differing law across the country which may make for conflicting legal requirements. We recommend transporting guns, ammos and safes as cautiously as possible.

When moving to a new area, always check state laws first. Because most federal guidelines defer to state laws, it's important to check all applicable state laws before making a move with guns.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will Movers Move a Gun Safe?

Gun safe moving companies will transfer the guns themselves but we will not transfer the ammunition. We do not allow any flammable or explosive materials to be transported on our moving trucks. Licensed movers are banned from transferring materials and combustible objects, including aerosols, gas tanks and other materials to ammunition. High temperatures may cause the items to explode or to excite, therefore movers need to play it safe.

Safety First!

Who Can I Hire to Move My Guns?

If you are interested in hiring our gun safe movers, we are glad to provide you with a free local moving estimate. Call MyProMovers at (703) 310-7333 for more information today!

Is a permit needed?

Federal law permits people to transport legally acquired firearms across state lines for legal purposes, and so no federal permit is needed. But federal law does put restrictions on people that are particular; furthermore, firearms and firearms could violate regulations.

All travelers in all areas having prohibitive regulations are all well advised to have copies of any applicable firearm licenses or permits, along with copies or printouts from the relevant government' official publications or sites placing applicable provisions of laws (such as FOPA itself) or reciprocity data.

How do I register my firearm or remove my name from a firearms registration?

There Isn't any Federal enrollment requirement for many sporting guns. Only those guns issued to the National Firearms Act (NFA) (e.g., machine guns, short-barrel guns, silencers, destructive devices, some other weapons) have to be enrolled with ATF. Any individual must contact their State Attorney General's Office to ask about local or State limitations that are potential and the legislation.  An inventory of State Attorney General contact amounts might be discovered at

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