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Posts Tagged ‘FFL’

NSSF Statement Regarding DDTC’s Recent Firearms “Guidance” on Registration


The DDTC claims guidance provided last week is not new, but is intended as a clarification regarding some conflicting information coming from DDTC and ATF.



Special ATF Session Added to 2016 Firearms Retail Security Conference


As security technology increases, so does the number of ways criminals find to defeat those measures. It’s crucial that today’s firearms retailers understand how, when, where and what types of crimes are being perpetrated today and the measures they can put in place to ensure their employees, customers, inventory, data and other sensitive items stay […]



NSSF Adds Special ATF Session to 2016 Firearms Retail Security Conference


Professionals from the ATF will be making a special presentation at the upcoming 2016 Firearms Retail Security Conference.



NSSF Announces Speaker Lineup for 2016 Firearms Retailer Security Conference


Firearms Retailer Security Conference provides comprehensive compilation of information and references and the opportunity to hear from security industry experts and solution providers.



New Compliance Resource for California FFLs


  nssf.org To: ALL MEDIA For immediate release June 10, 2016 For more information contact: Bill Brassard 203-426-1320 New Compliance Resource for California FFLs NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Bob Berthold to its team of NSSF […]



How to Manage Suspicious Customers


We'd like to think that every customer entering a retail shop is excited to be purchasing a firearm, ammo or accessories. However, this is not always the case.



Ace’s Sporting Goods — Outlook 2016


Welcome back to our series where manufacturers and retailers tell us about their outlook for 2016 and how they’re handling the pressures, peaks and valleys.



State Lawmakers Forget State Law and Their Oaths of Office


Seven Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia state lawmakers apparently see nothing wrong with opportunistically trying to use their offices and collective influence to disrupt a legitimate business, NOVA Armory, a federally licensed retailer, set to open this month.



NSSF Welcomes Judy Bender To FFL Compliance Consultant Team


NSSF is pleased to announce that former career ATF investigator Judy Bender has joined the organization's highly respected FFL Compliance Consultant team.



Retailer Seminars — Avoiding Common Pitfalls of an ATF Inspection


We learn from our mistakes, but in many situations it’s far better to know where certain obstacles and pitfalls are ahead of time so that you can have a plan in place to avoid them — like an ATF inspection.



Gun Control Groups Push for Redefining Reality


According to news reports, the Obama Administration is considering redefining a key term that would impact the firearms industry and law abiding gun owners.



Wally Nelson Joins Speaker Lineup for 2016 SHOT Show University


We are pleased to announce that former ATF Deputy Assistant Director Wally Nelson will be hosting several 2016 SHOT Show University learning tracks.



Double-Check Those Firearm Bar Codes


Today we have massive computing power in the palms of our hands that can, thanks to things like bar code scanners, make those inventory acquisition entries into your bound book a breeze. But . . .



Getting Started on Class III/NFA Licensing—Your First Step to Capitalizing on the Growing Suppressor Market


Despite the growing consumer demand for suppressors and the thriving marketplace, I still hear dealers wondering whether buying and selling suppressors is legal.



Firearm Inventory Counts and Reconciliation — Compliance Secret No. 1


When we as members of NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consultant Team are out in the field with NSSF members during a compliance consultation visit, the question will often come up, “What’s one big secret to compliance?” We do have one, though it’s not really a secret. The “secret,” if you will, is about conducting careful inventory […]



Retailer Education Seminars Starting Soon


Despite the record snowfalls in the areas surrounding NSSF’s offices in Newtown, Connecticut, the calendar does tell us spring is just a few short weeks away. That means NSSF will be kicking off the first of a dozen Retailer Education Seminars around the country. These invaluable compliance-oriented sessions provide retailers and range owners across the […]



“Sweat the Details” During Your Busiest Season


As a firearms retailer, the holiday season represents a very special window of opportunity in which sellers can maximize sales and profits. Your biggest responsibility as an FFL during this accelerated business cycle is to remain compliant.



Responsible Persons


When our NSSF ATF compliance consultants visit retailers, they always need to know who the “responsible person/s” of record is/are.



Personal Firearms and Your FFL Business Site


One question frequently asked by retailers is how to account for firearms on their premises that are personally owned and not for sale.



NSSF Announces 2013 Retailer Education Seminars


NSSF has expanded the number of free Retailer Education Seminars it will offer this year to a dozen, an increase of four in order to satisfy demand. The seminars bring together federally licensed firearms retailers and NSSF consultants retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, plus an expert on the FBI’s National […]