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2111 03-10-2012 01:39 PM

Couple question about application process
 
couple questions i would like to run by you salty dawgs...

I am applying for FFL and ...
1. Has anyone run into issues with zoning for opening up a online gun shop from home? I live in the Austin area and am zoned residential...all my bid niz would be done online and no real inventory or foot traffic.

2. My wife/business partner back in college (20 yrs ago..damn sorority girls :))) got caught shoplifing a shirt and was never convicted....came out as a misdemenor. Will this affect me getting my FFL. She is actually thinking about getting it exponged

thanks for all the help

2111 out

wjnfirearms 03-10-2012 06:27 PM

Check with your local authorities to see if they regulate home based businesses. Best way to go. Do this before you send in the FFL app and money.

If her name is not attached to the FFL application, shouldn't be an issue. I doubt that it would be in any case.

FFL01user 03-10-2012 06:36 PM

1) It doesn't matter if you'll be doing online business only or serving customers in your house, you'll still need to be in compliance with your local zoning laws. Don't waste your time applying for an FFL until you know you can meet these requirements. Being in a residential area it's likely you'll have to apply for a variance. First step should be to visit your local zoning department.

2) A charge against someone else will have no impact on your application. If your wife is going to be on the FFL with you she'll have to answer that yes, she's been arrested. A shoplifting charge, especially so long ago, is minimal and will have no impact. You may need to get a certificate of disposition from the jurisdiction that she was arrested in.

2111 03-10-2012 09:32 PM

good thing is she was never arrested. As far as the FFL, i was going to put it in the company name an she is part of the company so i was going to have to list her on the form. I would be the main person on the form

thanks for the input

JLee 03-10-2012 11:06 PM

I just went through the process and got my FFL...Call your local police department about the zoning...Sometimes it does matter how close to a school you live. My police department only wanted to make sure I would not be blocking traffic and that is it. Even if you are going to be just Internet based call your local police.

About your wife...Depends on if she is on the application.

Ultimate_sig 03-21-2012 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JLee
I just went through the process and got my FFL...Call your local police department about the zoning...Sometimes it does matter how close to a school you live. My police department only wanted to make sure I would not be blocking traffic and that is it. Even if you are going to be just Internet based call your local police.

About your wife...Depends on if she is on the application.

Can u get firearms or ammo cheaper witb a ffl

mountainman13 03-21-2012 01:58 PM

Yes you can get dealer discounts etc.

mountainman13 03-21-2012 01:59 PM

You guys are lucky. In my state you are required to have a store front.

JonM 03-21-2012 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Ultimate_sig (Post 747112)
Can u get firearms or ammo cheaper witb a ffl

if your not engaged in the buying and selling of firearms with your ffl and just using it to buy stuff for your own use you wont be out of jail for very long.

while you can buy some stuff for yourself you must be engaged in selling as a real business.

the only exception is the ffl that lets you buy C&R firearms personally. that one you dont have to be running a business and can still get some things discounted.

Woodys45ACP 03-21-2012 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by JLee (Post 736102)
I just went through the process and got my FFL...Call your local police department about the zoning...Sometimes it does matter how close to a school you live. My police department only wanted to make sure I would not be blocking traffic and that is it. Even if you are going to be just Internet based call your local police.

About your wife...Depends on if she is on the application.

Your local police have NOTHING to do with Zoning.

That is call the Zoning Board or the Planning commission. Cops don't do zoning. thats just silly.


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