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Becoming an FFL in NJ...

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From my limited knowledge, it is a pretty lengthy process. I believe that you need something along the lines of a viable place to do business. I would imagine that if you do NOT own a shop, you would probably at least need a decent sized safe. As for taking the guns to a range, that is partially dependent upon the range rules. Some ranges specify that automatic fire is not allowed.

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The main requirements to overcome are 1. local zoning laws (Have to be allowed to sell guns) and 2. selling/transferring guns for a profit/business.

 

If you are thinking about becoming an 01 FFL to get around laws of this state for hobby purposes, its not legal, and probably not worth it unless you alrealdy have an established business.

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How hard is it to become an FFL in this state? Can you take possession of firearms not normally allowed for civilian sale? Can you take those firearms out to the range at all?

 

What are some of the restrictions here?

if you pm me, I'll go over the process with you.

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The BATF has been cracking down on hobby FFL's... however the largest issue is not that, but rather getting the approval from the local boards.

 

As CSJ mentioned, you MUST first get approval from your town... your town will want to see a retail location for the most part. Then you apply to get NJ approval, then you apply for the BATF ffl approval.

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The BATF has been cracking down on hobby FFL's... however the largest issue is not that, but rather getting the approval from the local boards.

 

As CSJ mentioned, you MUST first get approval from your town... your town will want to see a retail location for the most part. Then you apply to get NJ approval, then you apply for the BATF ffl approval.

 

 

...... and for all this time..... you are paying rent on a location that is generating no income for you..... because before you do even step 1 ..... you must have a LOCATION to put down on all the forms where you plan on conducting your business.

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A few of the more important things to keep in mind.

 

As stated earlier the first hurdle is town zoning must approve your use for your retail location (or spend a lot of money in court).

You will need to have an actual business in operation - file all necessary paperwork with the IRS and NJ Div. of Taxation.

If you live in the same building you will need a separate entrance for you customers to enter directly into the sales area.

You will be inspected and audited regularly by the NJSP & ATF.

You will need a security system and other security measures that are approved by the NJSP.

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