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Why do two people(not gun store) need an FFL??

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Unread 02-12-2009, 01:08 AM
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Why do two people(not gun store) need an FFL??

I was hopeing that someone could explain if i wanted to sell a gun to someone on this board (or any other one)why a FFL is required? Maybe most of the sellers are shops and in that case i get it...
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    Unread 02-12-2009, 03:56 AM
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    Re: Why do two people(not gun store) need an FFL??

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    I was hopeing that someone could explain if i wanted to sell a gun to someone on this board (or any other one)why a FFL is required? Maybe most of the sellers are shops and in that case i get it...
    I was going to type a general response, but then I remembered that the FAQ section of the BATF website would probably better serve to answer any questions that you may have.

    ATF Online - Firearms FAQs

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    Unread 02-12-2009, 08:59 AM
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    Re: Why do two people(not gun store) need an FFL??

    OK so i think i get it. If i was buying from someone here in Texas we would not need an FFL, but from any other state we would.
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    Re: Why do two people(not gun store) need an FFL??

    Exactly. As long as it's face-to-face with another resident of Texas. Shipping would still need FFL...

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    Re: Why do two people(not gun store) need an FFL??

    ...and don't forget anytime you ship ammo, it must go by ground with the "ORM-D" designator.
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    Re: Why do two people(not gun store) need an FFL??

    Texifornia law may differ but you only need an FFL for out of state transfers according to the ATF. In person or shipped doesn't matter to them in state.

    ATF Online - Firearms - Frequently Asked Questions - Unlicensed Persons
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    Re: Why do two people(not gun store) need an FFL??

    Contrary to what is commonly stated; when engaging in the inter-state sale of a long gun you are NOT required to ship from a FFL. You may ship from an individual to a receiving FFL. The notion that you MUST ship FFL to FFL is not true according to the NYC ATF office.

    Handgun transfers are a horse of a different color.
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