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Answers to some common questions about applying for, renewing, or discontinuing a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
How does one get a federal firearms license (FFL)?
Does a person need to obtain a new license if an existing firearms business is moved to a new location?
Must a person obtain their own firearms license if they purchase an existing firearms business?
What records are licensees required to forward to ATF when discontinuing their business?
Do licensed importers, manufacturers, or dealers have to surrender their records to ATF if they discontinue their business?
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?
Does an importer or manufacturer of firearms also need a dealer’s license?
May one firearms license cover several locations?
Who is eligible for a firearms license?
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?