I didn't say I wanted the exception to be anything, as I pointed out that you only quoted part of your highlighted attachment. It's appears more to be how you want it to be. Besides, it appears your highlights come from an opinion piece rather than a highlight of the actual law.
I guess you did not read the highlighted portion of the screenshot that stated, "must be shipped." Actually, if you read the entire highlighted portion it states "Generally, ...the firearm must be shipped". Generally, which indicates not always. Maybe being located within a short distance of the neighboring state would be a reasonable exclusion to always.