Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO DEALERS AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS AT THIS GUN SHOW
ALL DEALERS MUST DISPLAY LICENSES
This NOTICE applies to activities permitted at bone fide gun shows, as defined in Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 178.100. A flea market is not a bona fide gun show and does not meet the requirements of Title 18, United States Code, Chapter 44, regarding gun shows! A licensee may not lawfully sell firearms at flea markets. Licensees may only sell firearms at gun shows within the State in which their licensed premises is located.
DEALERS LICENSED IN THIS STATE
MUST display license.
MUST comply with all record keeping requirements of ATF regulations concerning acquisitions and dispositions of firearms, including the recording of the place of sale.
MAY dispose of handguns to residents of this State only, provided that the purchaser is at least 21 years of age and all provisions of the Brady law are met.
MAY dispose of long guns to residents of any State, provided that the purchaser is at least 18 years of age and the laws of both States are complied with, and all provisions of the Brady Law are met.
MAY dispose of firearms to any Federal firearms licensee (FFL).
MAY acquire firearms from any FFL licensed in the State, or from any non-licensed individual.
MAY take orders of any firearm from a non-licensee and ship the same to a licensee in the purchaser’s State of residence from whom the purchaser can take possession after the provisions of the Brady Law are met.
DEALERS NOT LICENSED IN THIS STATE
MUST display license.
MUST comply with all ATF requirements concerning acquisitions of firearms.
MAY acquire firearms from any FFL licensed in this State and from any non-licensed individual.
MAY make a sale and deliver curio or relic firearms to any other FFL licensed in any State as long as there is compliance with the laws of both States.
MAY ship curio or relic firearms from this show to anther FFL
MAY display and take orders.
NON-LICENSED RESIDENTS OF THIS STATE
MAY acquire long guns or handguns from FFLs licensed in this State, provided the provisions of the Brady Law are met.
MAY dispose of firearms to any FFL.
MAY acquire from and dispose of personal firearms to non-licensed residents of the State. However, non-licensed individuals may not be engaged in the business of dealing firearms without a federal firearms license.
CANNOT acquire from or dispose of firearms to non-licensed residents of any other State.
CANNOT ship in interstate commerce, except to themselves or an FFL, a firearm that has otherwise
been lawfully acquired; must, when shipping to themselves, declare the firearm to the commercial or contract carrier.
NON-LICENSED RESIDENTS FROM ANOTHER STATE
MAY dispose of firearms to any FFL
MAY acquire long guns only from FFLs licensed in the State, provided the laws of both States are complied with, and the provisions of the Brady Law are met.
MAY order firearms from any FFL and have them shipped from the show to an FFL in their State of
residence by a commercial or contract carrier in accordance with State and Federal law.
CANNOT acquire handguns.
CANNOT dispose of firearms to non-licensed individuals.
ATF I 5300.23A (September-2010) PREVIOUS VERSION IS OBSOLETE