Originally Posted by bkieffer
I am starting a new company that will primarily be selling firearms online and I was wondering if there was a way to get a database of FFL dealers for transfers or am I going to need to try to contact each FFL dealer individually to attempt to get them to work with my business?
Basically, whenever someone purchases a firearm from my website, should I have a list of dealers who have already agreed to work with my website, or should I just use the ATF's huge database and make the purchaser find a dealer?
first of all, welcome to FTF! stop over in the Introductions Section and say hello to everyone.
second, usually a person can find and FFL in their area by zip code that will handle transfers. if i'm not mistaken, you do have to have the FFL dealers information on hand before shipping can commence.
personally, i wouldn't know exactly how you would compile a database, but it seems like a good idea, as it would give any purchasers a source of those who would handle the transfer for them. you could start a state by state database and then break it down into some sort of regions i guess.
hopefully someone else will come along with some better information to assist you.