Q: Today a pistol arrived at our shop with no paperwork. There is a return address on the box to a UPS Store in Spring, Texas and a person’s name and phone number. We’ve called the phone number and only gotten a voicemail. The customer, to whom the pistol was sent to says that the pistol was shipped from an FFL dealer, and he is trying to get in touch with them as well. I’ve read the help desk solutions on these situations which ultimately end with “Try to get in touch with the sender.” If we are unable to do this, the answer seems to be “Turn the pistol over to the police”. Is there a proper way to do so? Is there a proper timeline to do so? Within 24 hours? By the end of the day? etc? Are any forms required or records that need to be kept when and if we have to turn a firearm like this over to the police?
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