Firearms Open Letters

Titlesort descending Description
South Dakota-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (43.5 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in South Dakota of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.
Tennessee-July2009-Open Letter-Passage of the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act (73.33 KB)
The purpose of this open letter is to provide guidance on your obligations as a Federal firearms licensee (“FFL”) with respect to the the passage of the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act that took effect on June 19, 2009. 
Tennessee-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (460.96 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Tennessee of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Texas-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (873.25 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Texas of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Tribal Law Enforcement-July2006-Open Letter-Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence (374.84 KB)
This letter is to provide information to tribal law enforcement departments regarding the Omnibus Consolidation Appropriations Act of 1997.  This Act made it unlawful for any person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or ammunitions.
Utah-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (800.39 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Utah of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Vermont-Dec2000-Open Letter-Notice of Amendment for Vermont Firearms Background Checks (734.05 KB)
The State of Vermont has advised us that effective February 1, 2002, it will no longer act as a point of contact for NICS checks.  In the absence of any further Vermont legislation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will assume responsibility for conducting NICS checks for firearms transactions in Vermont on February 1, 2002.
Vermont-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (637.13 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Vermont of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.
Virgin Islands-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (49.88 KB)


The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in the U.S. Virgin Islands of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Virgin Islands-Oct2005-Open Letter-U.S. Virgina Islands Firearms Permits No Longer Alternative to NICS Check (38.76 KB)
This open letter informs Federal firearms licensees in the U.S. Virgin Islands that the U.S. Virgin Islands Firearms Permits no longer qualifies as an alternative to a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check.
Virginia-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (731.39 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Virginia of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Washington-Nov2003-Open Letter-Washington Concealed Weapons Permits are No Longer Valid Alternative to NICS Checks (144.67 KB)

The open letter is to inform all Washington State Federal firearms licensees that as of November 30, 2003, all the grandfathered permits will have expired and Washington FFLs may longer accept a Washington concealed weapons permit as an alternative to a NICS check.

Washington-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (93.44 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Washington of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

West Virginia-Jun2014-Open Letter-West Virginia's Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs) as Alternative to NICS Checks (52.11 KB)
The purpose of this open letter is to provide guidance regarding the West Virginia's Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHLs) issued on or after June 4, 2014 as an alternative to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check.
West Virginia-Jun2016-Open Letter - To All West Virginia FFLs regarding HB4145 (44.01 KB) The purpose of this open letter is to provide guidance concerning West Virginia House Bill (HB) 4145 as it concerns the provisional licenses made eligible to West Virginia residents aged 18-20.
West Virginia-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (83.5 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in West Virginia of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.
Wisconsin-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (694.71 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Wisconsin of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.
Wyoming-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (771.91 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Wyoming of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.
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