"I am a STORE BASED FFL, and your breaking news on credit card processors and the new ATF Gunsmith requirement literally saved my business, THANK YOU!" (See the bottom of ANY page on this site for the new ATF Gunsmith Policy on Hours of Operation, even at GUN STORES).
BREAKING NEWS FOR COLLECTORS: WITH RECENT BAN PROPOSALS TO LIMIT OR REGISTER YOUR COLLECTION, BOTH THE HOME FFL AND GUN COLLECTOR/GUNSMITH LICENSE ARE GREAT WAYS TO GRANDFATHER AND PROTECT YOUR COLLECTION! VISIT GUNCOLLECTORLICENSE.COM FOR ALL THE DETAILS TODAY!
ATF has recently instituted three brand new draconian web/home/kiosk hours FFL policies (via policy/ Executive Order), with the only exception being gunsmiths.
New Internal ATF Policy on Hours and Facilities
Many of our employees are retired or part time ATF. There is a new internal policy (not to be published publicly) that hearkens back to the Clinton anti-web, anti-home rules. These rules tried to shut down stores with weekend hours, home dealers and collectors via State tax licenses and hours of operation. Most home FFLs and private sellers have already figured the tax angle out. However, any seller (including stores!) with “variable hours of operation” (meaning no hours for the public, hours by appointment, or weekend only hours) MUST include gunsmithing. If a seller does not have a gunsmith credential, they will be denied, shut down during their next audit, or refused renewal if they are not open during full regular retail hours.
You have made a wise choice in your timing, as other schools charge over $900 for this credential, and we still have hundreds of successful new applicants faxing in their new licenses each month. Unfortunately we also hear many stories of denials from applicants who did not order the info you will have, so please study it carefully before applying. We're also not sure how long the "home warehouse" loophole will last, but it will at least be grandfathered for those who apply this year. IF YOU OWN A GUN STORE and you do not have FULL RETAIL HOURS, you also NEED this credential to stay in business!