FFL License

FFL License Application

In order to get your FFL you will need to meet the Firearm License Requirements, The FFL application requirements to apply for and obtain an FFL License are straight forward and can be easily met by anyone who carefully prepares for it, using a FFL application kit can make the hope process much easier, the basic requirements are:

  • You must be 21 years old or older
  • You need premises [like your home] for conducting business
  •  The business to be conducted under the license is not prohibited by state or local law in the place where the licensed premise is located
  • Within 30 days after the FFL application is approved the dealer will comply with the requirements of state and local law applicable to the conduct of the business
  • The business will not be conducted under the license until the requirements of state and local law applicable to the business have been met
  • The applicant has to send or delivered a form to the chief law enforcement officer where the premises are located notifying the officer that the applicant intends to apply for an FFL License.
  • Secure gun storage [Gun Safe NOT required] or safety devices will be available at any place in which firearms are sold under the license to persons who are not licensees.

The most difficult part of the FFL Requirements is often jumping through the hurdles the ATF will create at a local level. The ATF has field or branch offices in major cities and often the interpretation of the requirements can vary widely from location to location.

You need to obtain help from someone that has experience with customers who have applied for an FFL License in all areas of the country to be prepared for these local ATF issues.

As you can see, the FFL Requirements are vague enough that each local ATF agent can interpret as they please.

Although the process may appear to be complicated at 1st, there is a lot of free information available to educate you, the process has to be complicated after all it  government agencies who do not like people getting their FFL and they do nothing to encourage you, plus there is a certain safety factor involved.

10 thoughts on “FFL License”

  1. I just want to purchase a gun or two for my house that I own, for protection. I owned a p9 and a tactical mosberg pump years ago before I move here from Charlotte NC. I live in High point now.

    Regards, Johnny

    PS. I was a SECURITY OFFICER for over three yrs protecting high ranking government officials in Carolina Beach NC.

  2. Need your guidance. On 10/24/2015, I entered an auction for an Estate on AuctionZip by James Peterson Co. . I bid on 5 Shotgun and Rifles and was the high bidder and when I received their invoice, which I will pay by Credit Card, I noticed that they referred to submitting to them a FFL(Federal Firearm License) submitted with the Payment.
    My Questions are: Does my North Carolina Concealed Firearm Certificate qualify? I live at Mount Ulla, North Carolina. The Firearms are being shipped from Pennsylvania via USPS. Should I go to a local Firearms Dealer and have the James Peterson Co. ship the 5 Firearms that I won in bidding at the Estate Auction to the local Dealer for later pickup from this Dealer?
    I’d appreciate some advice and guidance or proper direction before I consider talking to this Auction Co. about giving up these Good gun bids. Advise me, I don’t think that I want , as an individual “Joe”, to fill out and submit an Application for a FFL. I am not a private dealer but a private gun owner who saw and tried to get some nice guns and obviously did not do my proper advance research.
    Thanks, Await your information.

  3. Please disregard my previous memo of 10/25/2015. I have resolved the situation that I thought that had . It has become a none issue . Sorry for bothering you but appreciate that now I know that your site exists. Thanks, Goodbye!

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