Will the Government investigate an application for a license or permit?

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ATF will investigate any applicant before issuing a license or permit. Additionally, ATF must inspect places of storage and conduct background checks on responsible persons and employee possessors authorized to possess explosives. [18 U.S.C. 843(b); 18 U.S.C. 843(h); 27 CFR 555.33, 27 CFR 555.49(b)]

Last Reviewed September 28, 2018