Do you want to know how to get your Rhode Island FFL? Are you overwhelmed by the heavy handed Federal regulations and confusing laws and rules about being an FFL in Rhode Island? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone!
There are a few FFL dealers in Rhode Island, and we’ve even prepared a handy list of Rhode Island FFL’s who can sell you NFA devices.
If you want to get your very own Rhode Island FFL, we can help you with that too. Getting an FFL in Rhode Island requires complying with a sometimes confusing array of state, local and federal regulations.
The ATF has pretty basic requirements to get an FFL. So basic in fact, we’ll only glance at them, because the real problem lies with Rhode Island licenses and rules.
To get an FFL, the ATF requires that you basically be a law abiding US citizen or permanent resident over 21 years of age who can legally own a firearm. Pretty simple stuff really. The paperwork is annoying, and you have to demonstrate you are planning to operate a business, but that’s not too hard.
What is hard for would-be Rhode Island FFL holders is that the ATF also requires that you have all appropriate state and local licenses before you can be in business. And that is where the “fun” starts…
Rhode Island makes it very easy to get an FFL, although it requires a special state gun dealer license as well. However, there is a lot of confusion around that, as some cities like Providence insisting that no separate state dealer license is required, while the state insists that Rhode Island FFL’s must also have a state issued license. You can read more about this matter here. As a general rule, we’d suggest that Rhode Island FFL’s comply with whatever license requirements the state demands of them.
While there are no state level gun dealer licenses, you must still be successfully licensed with the state and the local area you are doing business in. You also have to operate in a correctly zoned area that matches the type of business you are doing.
Rhode Island has a lot of small towns and rural areas with less restrictive zoning regulations than developed population centers. That means if you want to get a home based FFL in Rhode Island, it should be pretty easy.
As you can see, you cannot get your Rhode Island FFL until you are licensed to do business at the location you choose. Both the ATF and the State of Rhode Island require that you be properly licensed locally before you can do business.
It is impossible to describe all the possible local problems getting a business license in Rhode Island for your FFL. Typically your biggest issue will be zoning. If you are in town that’s usually pretty cut and dried. If you are trying to set up a home based FFL, you need to make sure that you can get a zoning variance for the kind of business you are trying to operate.
To get your Rhode Island FFL, you’ll likely mostly have to satisfy the ATF that you’ve done your homework. Local business licenses shouldn’t be a problem, but there is always the chance that local offices could try and hold you up.
Truth be told you can probably get your Rhode Island FFL with minimal effort. But there is more to running a business than just having paperwork in order. That’s where FFL123 comes in!
FFL123 has assembled a staff that is dedicated to helping our customers cut through the red tape of getting an FFL and operating your business. You see there is more to running an FFL than just opening up shop. You need inventory, industry knowledge, business best practices for FFL’s and much more. That’s what we are here to give you when you buy our online FFL guide.
When you purchase an FFL123 guide, you aren’t just buying a comprehensive step-by-step guide to applying for an FFL. You are also getting decades of combined industry and legal experience that is there when you need it the most.
Every FFL123 customer is entitled to direct, one on one customer support for their specific problems in getting an FFL. We specialize in helping people understand and navigate complex local zoning issues, as this is where most problems with getting your Rhode Island FFL will occur.
In other words, when you do business with FFL123, we back you up until you get your FFL. In fact, we go beyond that, and keep backing you up for as long as you in business! Our customers get ongoing support for everything to finding suppliers, to keeping abreast with the latest changes in gun laws and regulations.
With just a couple easy clicks, you can start your journey to your Rhode Island FFL today. Rest easy knowing that you aren’t cast adrift with confusing Federal and state paperwork or left alone to figure out how to fill out and file seemingly conflicting forms. FFL123 is here for you along your entire journey from choosing the FFL that’s right for you, to your first day of business and everything in between.
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