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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.
May a licensee lawfully transfer a frame or receiver to an unlicensed individual who is less than 21 years of age?
May a licensee lawfully transfer a frame or receiver to an unlicensed person who resides outside his or her state?
Does a licensee need to complete and submit a multiple sales form after selling, within five consecutive business days, two or more frames or receivers?
What does the Child Safety Lock Act of 2005 (CSLA) require of a licensee?
What qualifies as a secure gun storage or safety device?
What may a licensee do at an out–of–State gun show?
Where does a licensee submit the ATF Form 3310.4, Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Pistols and Revolvers?
What is a licensee’s responsibility to respond to a request to trace a firearm?
Is a licensee required to provide written notification regarding handguns and juveniles?
How does a licensee report the theft or loss of firearms?