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Answers to some common questions about applying for, renewing, or discontinuing a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
How long does it take to approve or disapprove an Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) application?
If, during a subsequent inspection, ATF discovers that a licensee has only sold firearms at gun shows, using the internet, or by mail order, will that fact alone be grounds for revocation or denial of an application for renewal?
ATF has indicated 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?
Who is eligible for a firearms license?
May one firearms license cover several locations?
Does an importer or manufacturer of firearms also need a dealer’s license?
If a person timely files an application for renewal of a license and the present license expires prior to receipt of the new license, may the person continue to conduct the business covered by the expired license?
Do licensed importers, manufacturers, or dealers have to surrender their records to ATF if they discontinue their business?
What records are licensees required to forward to ATF when discontinuing their business?
Must a person obtain their own firearms license if they purchase an existing firearms business?