How can I get a gun across the planet?
May 17, 2014 4:18 PM Subscribe
I want to get an air rifle from the UK ( where the police don't care about it ) to Australia ( where its a gun that needs a licence )? How...?
posted by sodium lights the horizon to Law & Government (4 answers total)
When my brother left for Australia on a temporary secondment, he left his air rifle at my house. Ten years later, he's an Australian citizen with a gun licence and a fiancée.
For his wedding, I'd quite like to get his gun to him since it was a gift from now deceased family members. ( Which sounds much darker than its intended to do ;-) ).
So, I can transport the gun around the UK and I'm sure that an airline can be convinced to book it as hold luggage, but what happens then? As soon as I land in Aus, its illegal for me to touch, I think. I can get my brother to meet me at the airport, but how would I get him close enough to it to get it through customs without me touching it?
Or does the answer involve a legally registered carrier somewhere?
Or just involve waiting for him to return to the UK at some point, and letting him pick up his own damned gun...?