Many State Resident Student Seeks FFL and eventual store.


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rageofangels
April 10, 2006, 08:16 PM
Hello! I am a 20-something college kid interested in obtaining my FFL so that I can eventually start my own business. However, I am a permanent resident of Indiana and I don't necessarily want to lose this residency. I rent property and attend school in Ohio and I do not plan on living here for the remainder of my life or much longer, unless I decide to go to grad-school. Yes, I know I am a glutton for punishment. :neener:

How hard is it for someone to obtain an FFL?

I am not looking for a way to "beat" or "cheat" the system. I am wondering if it is possible for me to get an FFL through my Indiana address and still have firearms sent to me through a different address such as Ohio. I am unawares if this is legal or not. I'd contact a lawyer, but I don't have one.

If I do get my FFL in Indiana and eventually move can I transfer my FFL from one state to another?

I am heavily interested in starting a firearms business and I am wondering if I should just wait until I dig roots into a place or start now and roll with the punches. All advice is appreciated.

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rageofangels
April 11, 2006, 05:24 PM
No one has any advice?

George S.
April 11, 2006, 07:04 PM
The best thing you can do is to visit the BATF website and read up on how to obtain an FFL. http://www.atf.gov/

Have you talked to gun shop owners to see what they did to start their business? Getting the FFL license is only one part of it. Starting a business (regardless of what it is) is something else.

mp510
April 11, 2006, 07:46 PM
I know that every premisis that you do business at needs to be licensed:
ie> your shop in XYZ, STATE would have a seperate license from the one at ABC, STATE. I know of one gun shop that operates in both NY and MA, and they have seperate FFL's as required.

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