I realized at about 3pm that I have to call ATF.
I call the Waco office and went to Line 1 to whichever agent was answering that line. He sounded sleepy and/or bored. I couldn't help but notice the irony of having an ATF office in Waco...Anyway, he says he doesn't know but he doesn't think it should be a problem. He also recommended to call Dept. of State and confirm with them since they deal with international law.
I call the Dallas office to confirm and no one picks up. Go figure.
Then I call the State Department's public access line or whatever it's called and talk to one person, get transferred, talk to another person who a) doesn't answer my question and b) gives me 2 other lines to call. Apparently our federal government needs not 1 but 2 customs agencies; I didn't even know CBP was a thing!
I go on Google Maps and find the Houston office and dial them. They closed at 4:30 pm and I called them at 4:37...darn. 7 minutes!!! :angry:
I sent my cousin a few links, one for Brownells' international shipping policies and Australia's blah-blah Home Ministry blah-blah firearms import page. I also sent him the US embassy's number because that's one of the numbers State Dept. lady gave me.
Government. What would we do without it? Not play leapfrog on the phone, that's for one.