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All Firearms Q&As by Category
What firearms are considered to be curio and relic firearms?
Is there a specific license which permits a collector to acquire firearms in interstate commerce?
How do I send in a firearm or ammunition to the Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division (FATD) for classification?
Does a license as a collector of curio or relic firearms authorize the collector to engage in the business of dealing in curios or relics?
Does a collector’s license afford any privileges to the licensee with respect to acquiring or disposing of firearms other than curios or relics in interstate or foreign commerce?
Are transfers of curio or relic firearms by licensed collectors subject to the NICS background check requirements?
Are licensed collectors required to turn in their acquisition and disposition records to ATF if they discontinue their collecting activity?
Are licensed collectors required to execute an ATF Form 4473 for transactions in curio or relic firearms?
Are licensed collectors required to comply with the requirements that written notification be given to handgun transferees and signs be posted on juveniles and handguns?
Conduct of Business
Where does a licensee submit the ATF Form 3310.4, Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Pistols and Revolvers?
What steps must a licensee take prior to transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person?
What qualifies as a secure gun storage or safety device?
What may a licensee do at an out–of–State gun show?
What is a licensee’s responsibility to respond to a request to trace a firearm?
What form of identification must a licensee obtain from a transferee of a firearm?
What does the Child Safety Lock Act of 2005 (CSLA) require of a licensee?
Must a multi–licensed business submit a certified copy of each license when acquiring firearms from another licensee?
Must a licensee advise ATF if two or more pistols or revolvers are sold or otherwise disposed of to an unlicensed person?
May licensees sell firearms at gun shows?
May firearms be shipped to a licensee at an address different from the business premises address identified on the license?
May a licensee transfer a firearm to a nonlicensed individual who does not appear in person at the licensed premises?
May a licensee sell interchangeable ammunition such as .22 caliber rimfire ammunition to a person less than 21 years of age?
May a licensee sell firearms to law enforcement agencies and individual officers?
May a licensee sell a firearm to a nonlicensee who is a resident of another State?
May a licensee mail handguns through the U.S. Postal Service?
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