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22Oct

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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04Oct

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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01Oct

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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26Sep

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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25Sep

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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20Sep

Home FFL’s by the Numbers

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Home FFL

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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12Sep

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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06Sep

FFL – Internet Sales

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Internet FFL Firearms Sales

One of the hottest marketplaces for selling firearms is online. You have a numerous options if an online selling platform is the route you’d like to take for your FFL license.  Many store front FFL dealers will use both their brick and mortar store for local customers and then also put the same inventory online to significantly increase the exposure and ability to sell more.

The simplest way to sell online is to get an account going on GunBroker. Using GunBroker means you won’t have to worry about getting a website of …

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30Aug

FFL License – Types of Firearms Sales

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FFL License – Types of Firearms Sales

You’ve heard us mention before that one big perk of having a FFL license is being able to make money on the side. Although the go-to image may be of a big gun store, that is certainly not the case. You’re likely getting this license out of your home after all, and we don’t expect you to run out and open up a gun store on Main Street day one. Therefore, we’re going to give you some great options on how to utilize your ffl license for a side income.

First of all, you could …

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30Aug

C&R FFL License

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C&R 03 FFL License

A Collector of Curios and Relics license, otherwise known as a C&R FFL, is a license issued to individuals who wish to collect antique firearms which the ATF has classified as curios or relics. This license is the most limiting and restrict of all FFL licenses and very different from other types of FFLs.

A licensee with a C&R is only licensed to obtain firearms classified as curios or relics without being subject to the Brady law, which requires a background check on all firearms sales. A C&R cannot purchase curios and relics just for resale purposes. That …

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