2015 Record Year for Gun Sales

2015 Record Year for Gun Sales According to data from the FBI, multiple records for gun sales were made last year.  The FBI publishes numbers of National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) completed each month.  It is important to note that not all firearm...

Summary of Obama’s Gun Control Executive Orders

President Obama’s Proposed Executive Orders on Gun Control President Obama is set to announce executive orders on gun control later this week.  Today, a fact sheet summarizing Obama’s proposed gun control executive actions was published (see full text...

What Does “Readily Converted” Mean?

This is an in-depth legal discussion on what the term “readily converted” means with respect to firearm configurations.  This article is intended to help those who are interested in the nuances of defining this subjective term as it applies to the firearm...

Sweat the Details for ATF Compliance

“Sweat the Details” is an article I wrote for the NSSF emphasizing the importance of paying attention to the details when it comes to ATF compliance.  The article wasn’t meant to scare anybody – instead, it was an attempt to educate FFLs about...
What is an SOT?

What is an SOT?

Q: What is an SOT?A: An SOT is a Special Occupational Taxpayer. It is a Federal Firearms Licensee who pays a special annual tax in order to deal with a special class of firearms. SOTs are sometimes (incorrectly) referred to as someone who has a Class 3 License. What...