Table of Contents:
- How to Get a Federal Firearms License in Tennessee
- How to Obtain a Federal Firearms License in Georgia
Determine if you meet the requirements for obtaining a Federal Firearms License. These requirements are listed on the website of the National Rifle Association.
Contact the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and request that an application packet be mailed to you. You can contact them through their website, or by phone at 703-455-7801.
Get two completed FD-258 Fingerprint Identification Cards from your local police department. You will need two cards for each person listed on your application.
Enclose the Application for the FFL, the Certification of Compliance, the Fingerprint ID Cards, two 2"-by-2" photographs for each Responsible Person listed on the license, and the application fee, and mail them to:
Federal Firearms Licensing Center 244 Needy Road Martinsburg, WV 25405
Wait for a response while the Federal Firearms Licensing Center conducts a background check on everyone listed on your application and processes your fee.
Sit for a face-to-face interview with the ATF when they contact you. During the interview, the agent will review your application, as well as state and federal firearms laws.
Wait again while your application is reviewed by the supervisor of the agent who interviewed you. If you pass all the requirements, your license will be approved.
Establish an account with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation so that the TBI can conduct a background check as well as get your contact information. State law requires that the state also conduct a background check. To establish the account, complete the Tennessee Instant Check System (TICS) Account Information Form, and submit it along with a legible copy of your Federal Firearms License to the TBI at the following address:
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation ATTN: Instant Check Unit 901 R. S. Gass Blvd. Nashville, TN 37216-2639
Upon approval, you will receive a unique transaction number.
Place your unique transaction number in the correct spot on ATF Form 4473 and retain the form for at least 5 years.
Ensure that you meet all minimum requirements: You must be 21 and may not currently be prohibited from owning, receiving or shipping firearms. You may not have willfully violated the Gun Control Act. You must have premises for conducting business and you may not lie or willfully misrepresent or omit information from your application. You must intend to comply with all laws of the State of Georgia and your local government.
Determine the type of license you want to receive. Licensees may be classified as a dealer, pawnbroker, collector of curios and relics, manufacturer of ammunition for firearms, manufacturer of firearms, importer of firearms, dealer in destructive devices, manufacturer of destructive devices or importer of destructive devices.
Obtain ATF Form 7, Application for License, or ATF Form 7CR, Application for License (Collector of Curios or Relics). These forms are not available online but may be requested online at www.atf.gov/forms/dcof/. Alternatively, you may call the FFLC at 301-583-4696. You will receive an application packet in the mail.
Complete ATF Form 7 and attach all required documentation. You must provide your name, address, county of residence and the address of your place of business, if different from your home. You must include a full set of fingerprints, taken and signed by a local law enforcement agency, on the provided fingerprint form. You must certify that you will follow all laws of the State of Georgia your local government and that neither entity prohibits the running of your business. You must further certify that you will provide secure gun storage for all firearms. You must notify the head of your local law enforcement agency (the sheriff of your county or chief of your city police department, depending on where you live) of your intent to apply for a FFL.
Include your fee. Fees vary based by license type. The most commonly issued license class (dealer) cost $200 in 2010. You may pay by check or money order.
Mail your completed application packet to the Federal Firearms Licensing Center. If approved, your license will be sent to you at the address listed for your place of business. If you are denied, a letter explaining the reason for your denial will be sent to the same address.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Federal Firearms Licensing Center 244 Needy Road Martinsburg, WV 25405