UPS Not Following Though on Ammo Deliveries, Packages ‘Missing’ By: S.H. Blannelberry

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Shipping and receiving giant United Parcel Service (UPS) is not fulfilling its obligations as packages containing ammunition are not reaching their intended destination, according to a report by Bearing Arms.

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Our fellow pro-2A publication spoke to Patrick Collins, owner of The Gun Food, an ammo distributor, about irregularities pertaining to certain orders.  

Recently, Collins shipped out 18,000 rounds only to have UPS deliver 6,000 rounds to customers.

“They’re not even making it. And I don’t know what they are doing in the facilities, if they are purposefully damaging them. However, they are not making it to the customer,” Collins told John Petrolino of Bearing Arms

“Now for every batch that does ship, we actually ship everything insured. And usually, depending on the quantity or the value of the shipment, we’ll ship it with some type of signature required,” he continued.  

“So it’s funny when they try to say, ‘well, you know, you put in too many claims.’ And it’s like, ‘well, no, I didn’t put in too many claims. Well, our customer never received their package that we had shipped.’”

GunsAmerica reached out to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade association, to see if they have fielded similar complaints about UPS or other carriers. 

An NSSF spokesperson told us that they are presently monitoring the situation and gathering information.  Expect more developments in the near future. 

This report comes on the heels of another that UPS is voluntarily complying with the Biden Administration’s new rules regarding so-called “ghost guns,” and targeting packages for seizure and destruction.  

“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.

UPS abruptly terminated its accounts with each company.

As always, stay tuned for updates.