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

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AtownBcat, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. AtownBcat

    AtownBcat Well-Known Member

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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...
     
  2. txlongrange

    txlongrange Well-Known Member

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    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

    Take care.
     

  3. AtownBcat

    AtownBcat Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. outofayr

    outofayr Well-Known Member

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

    Brian
     
  5. Texas Marine

    Texas Marine Member

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    ...and don't forget anytime you ship ammo, it must go by ground with the "ORM-D" designator.
     
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    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    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.