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Sensible Safety for Self-Defense

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Safe Storage without Sacrificing Performance

If you’re serious about protecting yourself, your home and your family, you should also be conscious of gun safety. No, we don’t mean banning all weapons (as so many politicians and media would love); rather, when we talk about gun safety, we mean effective ways to store your weapons so that they’re ready to be used the way they’re intended.

If you store furearms in your home for self-defense, you want to be able to access them quickly. How can you keep your weapons easily accessible, yet safely out of reach (and out of sigh t) of young …

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Universal Firearms Background Check- A Closer Look

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The National Shoot Sports Foundation and McKeon & Associates released study findings that concluded that far fewer Americans think that universal background checks are necessary at gun shows than originally reported. The report written by the NSSF goes on to point out the sharp contrast between their findings and what has been commonly reported by the media. The McKeon study showed that 40 percent of Americans surveyed believe that gun show universal background checks are needed versus the 90 percent which is the statistic many media sources like to use.

So why the large difference in numbers? Knowledge seems to be …

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FFL Location- Required Documents

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When you have your FFL license, you are required to keep several important documents and other material on hand at your licensed location (often your home). The ATF will look to be sure you have these things if they do an inspection, so it’s important to know what these documents are.

The first document you need on hand is, obviously, a copy of your FFL license. The license needs to be kept readily available for the inspection of any ATF officer. It’s not as though you’ll have someone from the ATF coming into your location once a month to look at …

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TSA Confiscates Toy Gun

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TSA Confiscates Toy Gun – What Next?

September 11 was a tragedy which will remain a major event in our nation’s history. It changed many things in the US, including regulations surrounding airport security. They were important changes designed to keep flights and the people on them safer. However, when you start to mix the strict TSA regulations with the growing talk of more gun control, you get some interesting results!

Earlier this month, a woman was traveling on an airplane with her kit for making sock monkeys, when a prop for one of them was confiscated by the TSA. The sock …

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FFL Inventory Coming Back in

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FFL Inventory

At the start of the year, it became almost impossible to get anything firearms related as everything was flying off the shelf as soon as it was put there! Some things are still difficult to find, especially ammo. We decided we’d talk to one of our wholesalers, Owen at Davidson’s to see what they were experiencing in the way of inventory now that the year is coming to a close. The following is an interview between FFL123 and Owen.

FFL123: How are manufacturers doing these days? Is product coming back into stock?

OL: Product availability is pretty strong. We are seeing …

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Obama’s New Plan for Gun Control

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Obama’s Gun Control

When you find a door has closed on your plans, continue on until you find one that’s open. It looks like Obama is following that advice. His plans for stricter gun control failed this year with his attempt to instate universal background checks on gun sales among other measures. However, that has not stopped him from looking for other ways to tighten the reins on gun control in America.

Lately, Obama has been calling up the U.K. and Australia as examples we should follow. In his speech after the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard, Obama specifically referenced the …

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Get Your FFL License in a Virtual Office

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FFL License in Virtual Office

If you want to get your FFL license, you’ll need to have an address where the license is officially located. Many of our members use their home address as the licensed location as we are the leader in helping people get their home-based FFL as a low cost starting point. Home based FFL is very popular currently, internet changes everything.  However, for some people, it just doesn’t work out well to use their home address. If this sounds like your situation, don’t worry! You still have options to get your FFL …

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FFL Wholesalers & Manufacturers Set Up

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FFL Wholesalers & FFL Manufacturers

Getting an FFL is often a small obstacle, where setting up new accounts with wholesalers and manufactures to buy direct at wholesale pricing is often a larger obstacle than getting the FFL itself.  With limited supplies of firearms, the manufacturers and wholesalers can be picky about who they sell to.  One of the great benefits to using FFL123.com is the help we provide with getting those accounts set up after FFL is approved and in your hands. We’ve heard reports back from many of our customers raving about the success they’ve …

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Women & Firearms: Interest is on the Rise

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Women & Firearms

It’s no secret that women have been a part of the firearms community for some time now. In recent years, those numbers have begun to rise! Women are finding more interest in target shooting, training, and hunting. In fact, according to an article by Fox News, women hunters are up 25 percent from 2006 to 2011. This is great news for FFL dealers and those looking to get their FFL license. Women’s interest in firearms is creating a whole new market for gun dealers.

Companies are emerging which create lines of holsters designed specifically for women’s …

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Gun Control – History’s Lessons

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Gun Control

“History is for human self-knowledge…the only clue to what man can do is what man has done. The value of history, then, is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.”

― R.G. Collingwood

It’s been said hundreds of times over, some ways poetically and some not as much, that the purpose of continually studying our history is to gain insight from it. We are to learn to not repeat the mistakes of our predecessors and to emulate their successes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work in such a way. A Washington Times article which …

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