All firearms must be unloaded when submitted – no exceptions. Firearms should be submitted in a box with all factory seals reinforced with tape and initials. For firearms evidence not needing Biology and/or Latent Print analysis, the item may be submitted in a sealed plastic bag. Loose ammunition should never be packaged in the same container as a firearm. Include any associated magazine with the firearm. Live/unfired ammunition is generally not necessary to submit.