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Clarification of Firearm Liscences

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MikePGS, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. MikePGS

    MikePGS Member

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    I was looking at the atf's website and was a bit confused. It says that
    "Type 01 -


    DEALER in firearms other than destructive devices.
    (includes: rifles, shotguns, pistols, revolvers, gunsmith activities, and National
    Firearms Act (NFA) weapons.)

    18 U.S.C 923(a)(3)(B)

    Fee:

    $ 200.00 for the first three (3) years.
    $ 90.00 on renewal."
    Yet at the same time if you want a license that includes destructive devices its 3000. What exactly is the difference?
     
  2. Blackbeard

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    I'm thinking high explosives. Just a guess.
     
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    Yah, I always figured they treated DD's separately because it includes stuff with special storage requirements and other intrinsic HazMat type dangers.

    But, explosives are worth it, aren't they? :D
     
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    Destructive devices also include non-sporting arms over .50 caliber.
     
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  6. MikePGS

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    Ahhh thank you all for the clarification. So does that mean in order to get a license allow you to sell firearms, it's 300? Also would it be legal to simply buy a license and charge people for FFL transfers, or would you actually need a brick and mortar store for that type of operation?
     
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    There are many FFL's who operate out of their home, mainly doing just FFL transfers. You need to be making money/operating a business and not just using it to collect stuff easier (like MG samples, though a class III dealer can get samples and "test" them or demonstrate them for potential buyers, the dealer better be trying to make money and not just collecting MG's). Reason for the higher cost for DD's? My guess, despite any excuses they make, is it's to reduce as much as possible how many dealers sell the stuff, to reduce how many people own DD's. It's relatively easy to find a Class III dealer who has short barreled guns, machine guns, AOW's, but try and find one with, say, grenades...good luck, they aren't on every street corner, that's for sure.
     
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