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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

ATF News
For Immediate Release:
12, 2000

FFL eZ Check

- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) announces the launching
of "FFL
eZ Check
" - an online Federal firearms license (FFL) authenticator
web site.

ATF is reaching out
to strengthen and develop new working relationships with the firearms
industry and consumers. Online "FFL
eZ Check
" was created to aid the firearms industry in preventing
the fraudulent use of their licenses by individuals altering a copy of
a license to illegally acquire and supply firearms to criminals and youth.

eZ Check
" allows a Federal Firearms Licensee, who has a
copy of a Federal firearms license, to verify or authenticate the license
PRIOR TO shipping or disposing of a firearm(s) to the licensee.
The site will verify the information shown on the license.

To access the "FFL
eZ Check
" logon to the ATF web site at