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Answers to some common questions about firearms licensing requirements, procedures for federal firearms licensee forms and filings, ammunition sales and the shipping of firearms.
How do find out what to do if a firearm has been stolen or lost in the mail?
What steps must a licensee take prior to transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person?
What form of identification must a licensee obtain from a transferee of a firearm?
May a licensee transfer a firearm to a nonlicensed individual who does not appear in person at the licensed premises?
May a licensee employ an individual who is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms and ammunition?
Does a licensee have to prepare a multiple sale report for the return of two or more pistols or revolvers to the same person from whom they were received?
How long may Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) retain multiple sale reports?
How does a licensee handle the sale of a consignment firearm?
May firearms be shipped to a licensee at an address different from the business premises address identified on the license?
How would a licensee record the disposition of a replacement firearm in the licensee’s records?