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Schools Arming Teachers

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Arming Teachers

Many changes have been proposed and made regarding gun control on national, state and local levels since the tragedy that occurred in New Town, Connecticut. One place in particular that has been changing its policies on firearms is our nation’s schools. Some have gone so far as to allow some teachers to conceal and carry while on the school’s grounds.

According to a new article from USA Today, the most recent school to allow teachers to carry handguns is in Briggsdale, CO. The article reports that four of the 18 teachers will be carrying, and they will also …

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Gunshow Success – FFL123.com New Video Series

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Gunshow Success

Gunshow Success – Making Extra Cash

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Gunshows are popular for gun owners and gun collectors to attend and purchase or trade new and used firearms.  Gunshows are local events and create a great opportunity for the local gun hobbyist to make some extra cash, while enjoying their firearms hobby!

The gunshow is normally a weekend event and requires low overhead and allows dealers and non-dealers to buy and sell firearms.  This trade show environment creates a great opportunity to start slow or grow rapidly in the firearms business.  Works if you have an FFL or even if you don’t …

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Videos for FFL123.com Guides

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Videos for FFL123.com Guides

New Product Offering from FFL123.com  See Video Intro

We are excited to offer videos to complement each of the forty-four chapters in the FFL License Guide and each of the fifteen chapters in the Class 3 License guide offered here at FFL123.com.  Brandon created each video to make the chapters easier to understand and provide additional details and personal experiences.  Many customers have requested even more tailored instructional videos, thus this is …

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Closing the “NFA Trust Loophole”

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NFA Trust Loophole – Obama

The document aimed at closing the “NFA trust loophole,” otherwise known as the ATF 41P Proposed Rule Change, is fourteen pages of arguments and data laid out to convince Congress that there needs to be a rule change and why. The ATF is leaving the proposal open for comments, and many in the firearms industry have already voiced their opinions.

One general consensus, with which we agree, is the potential of this proposal to negatively impact the silencer industry financially in a big way. In North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming, where our firearms company Dakota …

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Proper ID for a Form 4473

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Form 4473

Whether you’re doing gun sales or just transfers as a service for customers, you’ll need to know how to fill out a Form 4473 properly. You’ll also need to understand what constitutes proper identification for section 20a on the second page of the Form. The Form asks for a valid “identification document” prior to the transfer of the firearm. By law, an “identification document” must have a valid physical address along with a photo, name, and date of birth of the individual.

In some areas of the country, residences are very remote. The driver’s license of the individual, in those …

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Home FFL & Fourth Amendment

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Home FFL & 4th Amendment

Becoming a home FFL is a great way to get started as a federal firearms licensee. It is a common misconception that being a home FFL means that the ATF has the unlimited authority to snoop around your house. This just isn’t true.

Fourth Amendment in a nutshell

There is much to complain about with regards to the U.S. federal government, but it is constrained by certain constitutional limitations. Everyone knows that the Second Amendment recognizes the right to keep and bear arms. Another constitutionally protected right is the individual’s Fourth Amendment right …

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FFL License – Responsible Persons Listed

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FFL License – Responsible Persons Listed

Part of deciding to get your federal firearms license is also deciding who you’d like to have authority on your license. A responsible person on the FFL license, as defined by the ATF, means someone who has the power to direct the management and policies of the business entity for which the federal firearms license is being applied. The definition might sound fancy, but essentially a responsible person on the FFL is just someone one who has authority to change the license, receive information from the ATF regarding the license, and apply for renewal of …

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FFL123.com Customer Map

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FFL123.com Customer Map –  click here

Like most businesses, FFL123.com was created to solve a problem and fill a customer’s need.  We all know gun owners avoid dealing with the government like the plaque, no one wants to give the government more information than they require.  The other side of the coin is no one wants to mess up an ffl application process with the government either.  Interactions with a government agency can create anxiety with all of us… reason we hire tax advisors to do our taxes that …

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Home FFL’s by the Numbers

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Home FFL’s per State

We estimate 95% of our customers at FFL123.com apply for an FFL from a home or residential location.  The home FFL has been the focus of our product from day one.  The FFL application and approval process is the same for a commercial location, although you can just skip a few sections within our guides if you have a commercial location.  To start from home makes the most sense from an economic standpoint: almost no startup costs and this gives the hobbyist time to explore all the options the license offers.

If …

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Shooting Range – FFL License?

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Setting up a Shooting Range- Should you have a FFL License?

Opening up a shooting range can be quite the undertaking. However, the benefits can easily outweigh the costs, making it a good investment for you and your community. Before making any big forward movements, it’s advantageous to understand what opening a range entails and the kinds of options you have.

You do not technically need a federal firearms license to operate a gun range. Nevertheless, you should still bear in mind the advantages to having a FFL at your range. If you made the range your licensed location, you will be …

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