Home-Based FFL Guide

Contrary to popular belief, getting a home based FFL is perfectly legal, easy to do, and very common. Unfortunately, there are many myths about getting a home based FFL from the BATF. Myth #1: The ATF doesn’t allow home-based federal firearms licenses. You can absolutely be an FFL dealer as a home-based business. Myth #2: […]

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2017 NFA Firearms Stats

NFA Firearms, Forms, and Revenue Statistics

Welcome to the mother-load of ATF-related data on NFA firearms! Each year the ATF publishes a report that includes data on the number of firearms in commerce (made, exported, and imported) and statistics on NFA firearms (forms, revenue, and distribution) and FFLs (applications and inspections. In the ATF’s Firearms Commerce in the United States Annual […]

ATF 2017 Firearm Stats - Commerce

ATF Firearm Manufacture, Export, and Import Statistics [2017]

Welcome to the mother-load of ATF-related data on firearms in commerce! Each year the ATF publishes a report that includes data on the number of firearms in commerce (made, exported, and imported) and statistics on NFA firearms (forms, revenue, and distribution) and FFLs (applications and inspections. In the ATF’s Firearms Commerce in the United States […]

Operation Chokepoint

Better Banking for FFLs – Operation Chokepoint Ended

During his address to the NRA, President Trump said, “The 8-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.” We’re already starting to see the results! “Operation Chokepoint,” the banking initiative that targeted against FFLs, is over. This is great news for the firearms industry. Under “Operation Chokepoint”, banks considered FFLs/Gun […]

July 2017 ATF Newsletter

ATF’s FFL Newsletter – July 2017

The ATF just released their July 2017 newsletter. These ATF newsletters are periodically released to help update the firearms industry on internal ATF news, as well as clarify and/or explain recent ATF rulings. This newsletter covered: Announcement – ATF stands up the National Firearms Act (NFA) Division Firearm Thefts & Burglaries Burglary and Robbery Statistics […]

Record Retention Guide

How Long do FFLs Need to Keep Their Records?

How long do FFLs need to keep their records? As an attorney specializing in ATF compliance for FFLs, this is a fairly common question I receive. Unfortunately, the simplest answer I have is a common answer from attorneys: “It depends.”  The duration for each ATF record that you need to keep as a Federal Firearms […]

ATF Firearm Regulations Updated

Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide – Updated for 2017

The ATF’s Federal Firearm Regulations Reference Guide (FFRRG) has been updated for 2017! The ATF hasn’t updated the FFRRG since 2014 and if you want to order the outdated copy from the federal government, it’ll cost you $39.95. RocketFFL, the leader in helping you get your FFL and stay compliant and in business once you’ve […]

e4473 Form

New 4473 eForm Available from ATF

The ATF revised the Form 4473 most recently in October 2016, and the new 4473 was required to be used starting on January 16, 2017. 4473 Paper Copies Unfortunately, the ATF shut off their eForm 4473 software because they didn’t update it in time for the new requirement – this meant that FFLs were required […]

PISTOL ARM BRACE REVERSAL

Minnesota Handgun Carry Permit Now Alternative to NICS Background Check

The Minnesota Handgun Carry Permit has just been approved by the ATF as an alternative to the normally required FBI NICS background check prior to the transfer of a firearm from an FFL to a customer. As of this week, Minnesota Handgun Carry Permits with expiration dates of Aug. 1, 2019 and later qualify as […]

Time to Get an FFL

It’s Time to Get an FFL!

“The 8-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end” – President Trump at the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting. Waiting to Get Your FFL? Like many Americans, you might have been hesitant to get an FFL because (1) you didn’t understand the process to get your FFL license, (2) you don’t […]

ATF Theft Loss Report

ATF Theft/Loss Report – 2016

ATF’s Theft/Loss Report The ATF just released their report of FFL firearm thefts and losses from 2016. The ATF report shows that Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) reported the following in 2016: Total firearms lost/stolen: 18,394 Total firearms stolen: 9,281 Total firearms lost: 9,113 Compared to the ATF’s 2015 Theft/Loss report, that’s a 124% increase in […]

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ATF’s “Options to Reduce or Modify Firearms Regulations” plan leaked.

Options to Reduce or Modify Firearms Regulations White Paper (Not for public distribution) Ronald TurkAssociate Deputy Director (Chief Operating Officer) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) 20 Jan 2017 “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall […]

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ATF Ruling 2016-5

ATF Ruling 2016-5: 18 U.S.C. 845: EXCEPTIONS18 U.S.C. 921: DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE DEFINITION18 U.S.C. 923: IDENTIFICATION OF FIREARMS26 U.S.C. 5842: IDENTIFICATION OF FIREARMS26 U.S.C. 5845: DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE DEFINITION27 CFR 478.22: ALTERNATE METHODS OR PROCEDURES27 CFR 478.92: FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION27 CFR 479.26: ALTERNATE METHODS OR PROCEDURES27 CFR 479.102: FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION27 CFR 555.109: IDENTIFICATION OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS 27 CFR […]

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