In the processes of getting my FFL I found lots of good material on line. It got me prepared for my interview with out a doubt. I realized though that the info on line was dated, so I decided to give back and update the info.
“Acknowledgement of Federal Firearms Regulations
Page references are in Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide (ATF P 5300.4 – December 2014)”
Everything I have seen referenced the 2005 version. I will reference the newer 2014 version located HERE
Continue reading Federal Firearms License (FFL) Guide – Intro
11 April 2017 – Sent Application to ATF and Sheriff
13 April 2017 – Delivered to Sheriff
14 April 2017 – Delivered to ATF
18 April 2017 – ATF Cashed Check
09 May 2017 – ATF Called, Interview on the 16th of May
16 May 2017 – Interview went well, should have license in 4-6 weeks
27 May 2017 – License came in the mail!
A Firearms Transaction Record, or Form 4473, is a form promulgated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in the United States Department of Justice that is filled out when a person purchases a firearm from a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder (such as a gun shop).
The Form 4473 contains name, address, date of birth, government-issued photo ID, National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check transaction number, and a short affidavit stating that the purchaser is eligible to purchase firearms under federal law. It contains make, model, or serial number on page three of the six page form. Lying on this form is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison in addition to fines, even if the transaction is simply denied by the NICS. Prosecutions are rare in the absence of another felony committed with the gun purchased. Of 556,496 denied transactions between FY 2008 and FY 2015, federal prosecutors prosecuted an average of under 32 cases per year, including 24 in FY 2013, 15 in FY 2014 and 20 in FY 2015.
This is how we fill out ours: (I will verify when I get inspected)