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Old 06-17-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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How do you get an FFL and what are the requirements?

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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How do you get an FFL and what are the requirements?
Depends on the license class. General instructions and forms are on the BATFE website. Generally you must submit the application, fingerprints, photos and fees. BATFE will follow up with an in-person interview. You will also need to apply to and comply with all local zoning and legal requirements (security systems, insurance, etc). Your local law enforcement may also require certain submissions and business purpose justifications.
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A pre requisite is the proper spelling of LICENSE

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FFL is a Federal Firearms License. It is issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE or BATF or ATF). There are numerous DIFFERENT licenses. Most are an 01 Dealer's license (to be engaged in the business of buying and selling guns) and for individuals- the 03 FFL- (Collector's license)- allows you to purchase certain firearms -usually 50 yr old guns and have them shipped directly to you.

You must be 21, intend to engage in the activity covered by the license, able to pass a background check, able to pay the license fee, and activity must comply with State and local law and regulations.

Other licenses are to pawn guns, make guns, make machine guns, import guns, make ammunition, etc etc. License fee varies with type of license. Least expensive is 03 Collector- $30/ 3 yrs.

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I have a quick one here...For an FFL also the dealer's license , what procedure do I have to follow if I'm in the united states on a student visa? Here's hoping for a response and the solution to my query... Cheers.

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I have a quick one here...For an FFL also the dealer's license , what procedure do I have to follow if I'm in the united states on a student visa? Here's hoping for a response and the solution to my query... Cheers.
If you are a student here which means you aren't an US permanent resident. By which means you aren't even allowed to own a firearm yet. Sorry if i'm wrong.
I'm not an US citizen yet but i'm a permanent resident (Green Card holder). And i'm allowed as the citizens do in regards of firearms.
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I really wish that someone who has actually completed the FFL process would post in a little more detail on this.
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The process will depend on WHICH FFL you are applying for. Which one do you have in mind? I have held an 03 FFL since 1976, and we have several folks here with Dealer and Manufacturer licenses.

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I really wish that someone who has actually completed the FFL process would post in a little more detail on this.
After going through the hoops of
Business License
Zoning
LLC process
Tax ID number
FFL interview
Security
Advertisement
Accounting
Purchasing
Setup
Assistant interviews (you can't run it by yourself at times)
Consulting with the spouse (What do you mean that my new assistant is too cute?)
Rent
Insurance
Utilities

Maybe you end up with a profit of $.51.
(But hey, it's profit so the IRS cannot call it a hobby)
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And while it is an older post- Kalk- as a non-resident alien, you are limited in purchasing firearms (it CAN be done, with limitations) HOWEVER- you cannot get a FFL. You must be a Permanent Resident (emigrant w/ green card) or a US citizen.

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