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Federal Firearms License

A federal firearms license is required for anyone who wishes to engage in the trade or manufacture of firearms, ammo, or destructive devices. There are many websites that claim to be able to help you obtain your FFL, but the requirements are not that great and the application to obtain an FFL is not difficult at all. Many dealers and collectors, even ones that don’t make a living trading guns, have filled out the application, proved they meet the requirements, and obtained an FFL under federal law, just to make trading personal guns easier for themselves.

The application is easy enough to fill out for any dealer or collector. The application has several different sections, the application must be approved by the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) before you can obtain a federal firearms license or FFL.

The requirements are also easy to meet for any dealer or collector. The dealer or collector must be at least 21 years of age, is not prohibited from handling guns or ammo (in many states being found guilty of domestic abuse triggers this law), has not violated the Gun Control Act of 1968, has not failed to disclose or has not lied on their application, and finally has legal premises to conduct business.

There are several other things you must prove before obtaining an FFL, you can think of these as additional requirements of the dealer or collector. By law you must prove that your business is not illegal under any state or local law, that you will comply with all federal and state gun control laws, no business will be conducted until in compliance with state and local licensing law, the applicant has notified local law enforcement of his intention to apply for the license, and that gun storage and safety devices are present in the location of business and will be made available to anyone who trades guns under this federal firearms license or FFL.

Those are the simple requirements that must be demonstrated on your FFL application before a dealer or gun trader can obtain a federal firearm license under federal law.