Does Federal law regulate firearms businesses?

Yes. The Gun Control Act (GCA), administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) of the Department of Justice, contains Federal licensing standards for various firearms businesses (manufacturers, importers, and dealers). An example of these standards is that the applicant must have a business premises. [18 U.S.C. 923(d), 27 CFR 478.47]

Last Reviewed September 23, 2016