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2. CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

Firearm Frame or Receiver,478.11, Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide 2014 Page 37

Firearm frame or receiver. That part of a firearm which provides housing for the hammer, bolt or breechblock, and firing mechanism, and which is usually threaded at its forward portion to receive the barrel.

NICS Requirements, 478.102 & 478.131 Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide 2014 Page 53-54 & 68

§ 478.102 Sales or deliveries of firearms on and after November 30, 1998.

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3. LICENSES

Engaged in the Business,478.11, Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide 2014 Page 36

§ 478.11 Meaning of terms.

Engaged in the business—

(a) Manufacturer of firearms. A person who devotes time, attention, and labor to manufacturing firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principalobjective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of the firearms manufactured;

(b) Manufacturer of ammunition. A person who devotes time, attention, and labor to manufacturing ammunition as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of the ammunition manufactured;

(c) Dealer in firearms other than a gunsmith or a pawnbroker. A person who devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms, but such a term shall not include a person who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms;

(d) Gunsmith. A person who devotes time, attention, and labor to engaging in such activity as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit, but such a term shall not include a person who makes occasional repairs of firearms or who occasionally fits special barrels, stocks, or trigger mechanisms to firearms;

(e) Importer of firearms. A person who devotes time, attention, and labor to importing firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of the firearms imported; and,

(f) Importer of ammunition. A person who devotes time, attention, and labor to importing ammunition as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of the ammunition imported.

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5. STATE LAWS AND LOCAL ORDINANCES

Compliance with State Law Pub / ATF P 5300.5, 478.24, Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide 2014 Page 40-41

§ 478.24 Compilation of State laws and published ordinances.

(a) The Director shall annually revise and furnish Federal firearms licensees with a compilation of State laws and published ordinances which are relevant to the enforcement of this part. The Director annually revises the compilation and publishes it as “State Laws and Published Ordinances–Fire-arms” which is furnished free of charge to licensees under this part. Where the compilation has previously been furnished to licensees, the Director need only furnish amendments of the relevant laws and ordinances to such licensees.

(b) “State Laws and Published Ordinances–Firearms” is incorporated by reference in this part. It is ATF Publication 5300.5, revised yearly. The current edition is available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. It is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_reg-ulations/ibr_locations.html. This incorporation by reference was approved by the Director of the Federal Register.

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6. GUNSMITH ACTIVITIES

Gunsmithing Definition 478.11- Engaged in the bussiness (d), Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide 2014 Page 36

(d) Gunsmith. A person who devotes time, attention, and labor to engaging in such activity as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit, but such a term shall not include a person who makes occasional repairs of firearms or who occasionally fits special barrels, stocks, or trigger mechanisms to firearms;

Gunsmith Recordkeeping, 478.124(a) & .125(e), ATF Ruling 77-1, Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide 2014 Page 63,66 & 124-125

§ 478.124(a) Firearms transactionrecord. Pg 63

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7. FIREARMS & AMMO MANUFACTURES

Manufacture Definition, 478.11 & 479.11 Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide 2014 Page 36, 37 & 81

Engaged in the business—(a) Manufacturer of firearms. Page 36 A person who devotes time, attention, and labor to manufacturing firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the sale or distribution of the firearms manufactured;

Manufacturer. Page 37. Any person engaged in the business of manufacturing firearms or ammunition. The term shall include any person who engages in such business on a part–time basis.

Manufacturer. Page 81 Any person who is engaged in the business of manufacturing firearms.

Markings, 478.92 & 479.102 Rulings 9-5, 12-1, 13-3 Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide 2014 Page 50-51 & 89-90

§ 478.92 How must licensed manufacturers and licensed importers identify firearms, armor piercing ammunition, and large capacity ammunition feeding devices? Page 50-51

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