The February 17, 2017 correspondence indicates a license can be issued for persons whose intent is to sell firearms primarily at gun shows, the internet, or by mail. To qualify for a license, must applicants also sell firearms from their premises?

No. The correspondence simply recognizes that ATF does not issue different classes or categories of 01 licenses to persons based upon which or how many of the options for conducting business an applicant intends to exercise at the time the application is filed.  Once issued, a dealer’s license allows the licensee to sell firearms by any means or from any location otherwise permitted by law regardless of his/her intent at the time of application.
Last Reviewed February 23, 2017