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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

May a successor owner of a business entity, other than one who is a successor under the provisions of 27 CFR 478.56 (for example, the surviving spouse or child, or a receiver or trustee in bankruptcy), commence a firearms business prior to re

No. Each person intending to engage in business as a firearms dealer, importer or manufacturer or an ammunition importer or manufacturer must obtain the required Federal firearms license prior to commencing business.

[27 CFR 478.41]