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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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22Aug

FFL eZ Check System

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FFL eZ Check System

Although not all of the ATF’s resources are the easiest to use, some of them are very helpful. In order to make sure a FFL license is valid, the ATF has created the FFL eZ Check System. The website is easy to use. You simply need to enter in the first three digits of the FFL number in question and the last five digits. Once the numbers have been filled in, click the submit button. The website will direct to a page which has information about the licensee with those corresponding numbers in their FFL …

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22Aug

Class 3 License – SOT Dealer

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Class 3 Dealer – NFA Dealer

FFL123.com members ask us pretty frequently what a Class 3 License or SOT means and what they can do with it. First, we’ll go over what the terms mean. SOT stands for Special Occupational Tax or Special Occupation Taxpayer, depending on how you use the term (i.e., I am a SOT versus I have a SOT). Although you hear the term “Class 3 dealer” or sometimes “Class 2 dealer,” those are not official names of any ATF issued licenses. The Class 2 and Class 3 terms are “slang” and not ATF …

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22Aug

FFL Dealer – Transportation of Firearms

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FFL Dealer – Transportation of Firearms

Transporting firearms is likely going to become an inevitability once you obtain your federal firearms license. The ATF has its requirements that apply on a federal level. The guidelines from the ATF can be found in 18 U.S.C. section 926A and 27 CFR 478.138. They state that as long as you are not prohibited from shipping, receiving, or transporting firearms in interstate or foreign commerce (which you wouldn’t be if you are able to get a FFL license) then you are okay on transporting firearms in your vehicle for any lawful purpose. The firearms must …

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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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