UPS revises policy on shipping silencers and suppressors

Chris Eger for reports:

Just three weeks after United Parcel Service reiterated its policy against accepting National Firearm Act-compliant suppressors for shipment, the company has reversed its course.

In mid-May UPS, commonly also referred to as Brown, became aware of a shipper who was attempting to use the service to transport suppressors. At the time, the company – the largest shipping firm in the world – pointed to its long-standing policy to not accept the devices even for shipment between dealers unless the shipper was specially approved.

This set off a flurry of negotiations with industry groups to try to come to an accommodation on the devices, which are at an all-time high in popularity and are now legal for civilians to own in 40 states. Now, the shipper has officially changed its mind and will accept the items.

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