May a U.S. resident import a firearm without the services of a Federal firearms licensee?

U.S. residents who seek to import an importable firearm must engage the services of a Federal firearms licensee to import the firearm on their behalf.  A list of Federal firearms licensees may be found at www.atf.gov.   

(18 U.S.C. §§ 922(a)(3), 923(a), 925(d); 27 C.F.R. §§ 478.111, 478.112)

Last Reviewed September 23, 2016