A conversation yesterday evening between myself an a FedEx shipping employee, while filling out the shipping forms:
Her: So what are you shipping?
Me: A rifle.
Her: A rif… and who are you shipping it to?
Me: The company that made it.
Her: Oh. Ok. Carry on!
Of course, this illustrates the idiocy of requiring interstate firearm transfers to go through an Federal Firearm License holder; I am fairly certain neither UPS nor FedEx nor the USPS x-ray the packages that go through their systems (I could be wrong on this, and I thoroughly doubt they x-ray every package), so I could simply lie and proclaim the package to be containing whatever I want. They would be none the wiser, the package would make it to its intended recipient, and no FFLs would be engaged in the process.
Is that (currently) a (malum prohibitum) crime? Absolutely. Would anyone find out? Probably not. Is there any way to stop me from committing said crime? Probably not, and certainly not the way the current shipping industries are set up. And who exactly would be harmed if I broke that law? Not a soul.
And people wonder why my tolerance for government at a whole is at an all-time low and dropping…