Category: News

News and updates about the firearms industry and RocketFFL.


Minnesota Handgun Carry Permit No Longer Alternative to NICS Background Check

When this article was first written in 2017, the Minnesota Handgun Carry Permit had 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 then, Minnesota Handgun Carry Permits with expiration dates of […]

Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 (HR 8)

Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 (HR 8) Explained

The Democrats are already introducing their first pieces of gun legislation. This bill, HR 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, and also the Enhanced Background Check Act 2021 (HR 1446). HR 8 was introduced on March 2, 2021 and has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. It proposes to require […]

Enhanced Background Check Act 2021 Explained

Enhanced Background Check Act 2021 (HR 1446) Explained

The Democrats are planning on ramming through their first two pieces of gun legislation. This bill, HR 1446, or the Enhanced Background Check Act of 2021 and also HR 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act of 2021. HR 1446 was introduced on March 1, 2021, and has been referred to the House Committee on the […]

ATF - NEW 4473 - 2020

ATF’s New 4473 for 2020 [Firearm Sales Form]

It is that time again. The ATF has officially updated the over the counter “Firearms Transaction Record”, more commonly known as the ATF Form 4473. Like most in the firearm industry, you are probably aware that every 3 years to so, a newly revised version of your favorite ATF form is released. While the past […]

California Ammunition Sales

California Ammunition Law 2018 Explained

Q: What are the new California ammunition laws? A: Beginning January 1, 2018, all ammunition sales must occur in face-to-face transactions (no online ammunition sales in California) and the seller needs a valid Ammunition Vendor License in order to sell more than 500 rounds of ammunition in any 30-day period. Ammunition in California California has […]

[EXPLAINED] HR 7115 – 3D Firearms Prohibitions Act

[EXPLAINED] HR 7115 – 3D Firearms Prohibitions Act

Q: What does HR 7115 mean? A: HR 7115 is effectively a prohibition on the advertisement for “80% receivers” and AR parts, a requirement that homemade guns be serialized with FFL-assigned serial numbers, and it re-defines certain products as “banned hazardous products.” Summary: HR 7115 proposes 3 major changes to current gun laws. It aims […]

Shopify Bans Firearm Sales

Shopify Bans Online Firearm and Gun Part Sales

Shopify just amended their definitions of restricted items to include many firearms and parts. This means that these gun parts and firearms are not allowed to be sold online using Shopify’s services. Banned Firearms for Sale Online on Shopify Shopify’s new policy against online firearm sales prohibits the online sale of the following firearms using […]


Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

The Assault Weapon Ban of 2018 has been introduced in Congress. The new Assault Weapon Ban proposal is similar in structure to the previous Assault Weapon ban of 1994 with one major difference – the new AWB is stricter. Despite the horrible news for gun rights, there is an important exemption that you should know […]

Gun Laws - Violence

Why More Gun Laws Won’t Prevent Violence

No, more gun laws won’t prevent more violence. In fact, our current laws don’t even prevent violence. That doesn’t mean that we need more/better laws. Instead, more restrictions will only make more victims. In this article, we’re going to cover: Current Gun Laws Don’t Work Gun laws don’t stop violence. In fact, no laws stop […]

Silencers - Vegas

Silencer Would NOT Have Made Vegas Shooting Worse

Despite what Hillary Clinton tweeted after the horrible Las Vegas shooting, a silencer would not have made the shooting worse. I make this claim for three reasons: 1 – Silencers don’t work like she thinks they do, 2 – There is no current law preventing the shooter from using a silencer, and 3 – The […]

Rapid Fire Devices

Legality of Rapid-Fire Devices – Not Machine Guns nor Fully Automatic

With the recent horrible shooting event in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 59 people were murdered and hundreds more were injured, the question about whether the shooter actually used a full-automatic machine gun has been popular. I may have inadvertently started this debate. When I first learned of the attack this morning, I saw a video […]

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 […]

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