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21Aug

Firearms Traveling on Airplanes

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Firearms Traveling on Airplanes

Obtaining your FFL license may prompt you to want to travel with your firearm- for whatever reason, maybe target shooting, or hunting, or a carbine course. It’s common knowledge that after 9/11, airline regulations became much stricter. It’s important to realize this when you decide to take firearms with you on your flight. Although each airline has its own particular method for checking baggage containing firearms, some rules are the same across the board.

First, and probably most well-known, is that firearms are absolutely prohibited on the airplane. This also includes any pieces and parts of a firearm …

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21Aug

FFL to FFL Purchases

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FFL to FFL Purchases

Once you’ve received your FFL license, your avenues for obtaining firearms are not necessarily limited to wholesalers or individuals who want to sell or trade. You can still purchase firearms from other FFL license holders. For that type of transaction, you’ll want to provide the transferor (FFL holder you’re purchasing from) a signed copy of your own FFL license. Even if you want the firearm for your own personal collection, it needs to go into your A&D book as an acquisition as ATF law requires you to record any firearm which comes into your possession during the …

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20Aug

FFL – ATF Child Safety Lock Act

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FFL – ATF Secure Location

Once you’ve become licensed to sell guns, you also become responsible to handle firearms safely and follow any laws set in regards to firearms safety. One such law is the Child Safety Lock Act of 2005 (CSLA). It was introduced as an amendment to the Gun Control Act and became effective on April 24, 2006. The law simply states that it is unlawful for “any licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer to sell, deliver, or transfer any handgun to any person, other than another licensee, unless the transferee (buyer) is provided with a secure gun storage or …

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19Aug

FFL Dealer Sales – Military Personnel

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FFL Dealer Sales – Military Personnel

Do you live close to a military base with active duty military personnel present? Have you wondered about being able to service those men and women as customers? The Gun Control Act (GCA) has taken the residency of active duty military personnel into account when creating rulings on firearms sales.

According to the ATF, an active duty member of the Armed Forces may have more than one state of residence. Before going further, it’s important to note the definition of active duty. The Department of Defense defines active duty as “full-time duty in the active military …

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14Aug

FFL A&D Book – ATF Requirements

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FFL A&D Book – ATF Requirements

The Acquisitions and Dispositions book, otherwise known as the A&D book, is one of the most important record keeping tools for FFL license holders. It is the book where every single firearm acquisition by the FFL holder is recorded as well as the disposition of every firearm. Information that the book must include is:

  • the manufacturer or importer,
  • model,
  • serial number,
  • type of firearm,
  • caliber or gauge,
  • date received,
  • name and address or name and FFL of the person or company from whom you received the firearm,
  • date of disposition,
  • name of person or company to whom it went,
  • address or FFL of the …

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31Jul

FFL License – School Zone

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FFL License – School Zone

The Gun Free School Zone was created as a measure to help keep children in America safe. It’s a law which forbids the possession of firearms within 1000 feet of school grounds (public, private, or parochial), except under certain circumstances. Fortunately, one of those circumstances allows those who live within the 1000 foot radius to still obtain their FFL license.

When the Gun Free School Zone law was originally put into place, it included everyone in that perimeter. The ATF soon discovered that encompassed many people who were already FFL holders and/or gun owners and realized their …

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31Jul

FFL Dealer Guidelines for Gunshows

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FFL Dealer Guidelines for Gunshows

FFL dealers can conduct business at a gunshow in their same state where licensed, ATF treats this as an extension of their ffl licensed location.

Under the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968, FFL dealers were prohibited from conducting business at gun shows. However, that changed with the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986. Under those provisions, FFL holders became enabled to conduct business, provided they follow all of the rules laid out in the GCA and other federal regulations.

The rules are simple but important to know. They are as follows:

For FFL holders licensed in the State …

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31Jul

FFL License – Scanned or Emailed Copies

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FFL License – Scanned or Emailed Copies

Once your FFL license arrives in the mail, it’s almost certain you’ll want to begin using it right away. There’s a step or two you’ll need to take to get things set in motion.

ATF regulations state that when one licensee is disposing of a firearm to another licensee, the transferor must first verify that the transferee does in fact have a valid FFL license prior to the delivery of the firearm. This requires the transferee to provide a copy of their FFL license to the transferor by whichever means the transferor deems necessary. Under …

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31Jul

FFL Requirements – Flea Markets & Gun Shows

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FFL Requirements – Flea Markets & Gun Shows

It’s important to know where, when, and how you can sell firearms once you’ve obtained your FFL license. As you likely know, the ATF considers gun shows to be an extension of your licensed premises. You can makes sales and conduct transfers in the same way that you would at your licensed location (home, shop, etc.) as long as the gunshow is in the same state where you are licensed. However, the ATF makes a distinction between a gunshow and a flea market.

According to the Gun Control …

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31Jul

FFL Dealer – Personal Gun Purchase

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FFL License Personal Use

One of the biggest perks of having your own FFL License is being able to order firearms for personal use at much reduced prices. However, once you become a FFL dealer, it’s important that you keep track of your personal collection in the proper fashion.

Starting with before you actually get your FFL license, go through your collection and decide if there is anything you’d like to sell. You’ll need to enter anything you might want to sell into your Acquisitions & Dispositions (A&D) book once you get one. Obviously, …

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