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We provide recipients of our Blog with key insight for running your manufacturing, distribution or retail firearms business. The Blog is published twice a month. Our trusted firearm industry operations and compliance experts write about the following topics:

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FBI NICS Section Notice: e-Check Issues

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert|Tags: , , , , , |

On October 13, 2017 FBI NICS announced the following: Yesterday the NICS Section acknowledged a known issue with the NICS E-Check.  This issue is impeding the ability of some users from successfully logging onto the [...]

Munitions Law Group to Provide Legal Publications to FFLBizHub.com

October 16th, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert|Tags: , , , |

(Hartford, CT, October 16, 2017) — Munitions Law Group, Cheshire DeBrosse, P.C. a leading firearm industry full-service law firm, with offices in Atlanta, GA and Columbus, OH, will provide regular publications on FFLBizHub.com related to [...]

ATF Form 6a (5330.3C) – Release and Receipt of Imported Firearms, Ammunition, and Defense Articles, Posted in Federal Register; Additional 30 Days for Comment

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert, Industry Blog|Tags: , , , |

The following was posted in the Federal Register, October 4, 2017, Vol. 82, No. 191, Page 46285: Summary: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit the following [...]

FFLBizHub.com Honored in 2017 CIO Applications® Awards

September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert|Tags: , , , |

Online Portal Recognized as a Top Firearm Business and Compliance Solution (Hartford, CT, September 25, 2017) FFLBizHub.com, an online portal for Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), was named as a 2017 Top 25 Governance, [...]

ATF Procedure 2017-1

September 12th, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert, Industry Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

On July 28, 2017, the ATF issued ATF Procedure 2017-1 titled, "Recordkeeping and Background Check Procedure for Facilitation of Private Party Firearms Transfers.” This Procedure supersedes ATF Procedure 2013-1.   According to the procedure its purpose was, [...]

ATF Guidance on Disaster Preparedness for Federal Firearms Licensees and Federal Explosives Licensees and Permittees 

September 5th, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert, Industry Blog|Tags: , , , , |

On September 5, 2017 ATF Headquarters issued the following:Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Special Advisory, Headquarters For Immediate Release, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Contact: Public Affairs Division, 202-648-8500, www.atf.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, [...]

FFL Disaster Considerations

September 1st, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert, Industry Blog|Tags: , , , |

On August 25, 2017, as Hurricane Harvey moved toward the Texas Gulf Coast, ATF issued guidance to all FFLs regarding disaster preparedness.  Shortly thereafter, the industry’s trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), announced sweeping [...]

FFL Disaster Preparedness

August 25th, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert, Industry Blog|Tags: , , , |

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Special Advisory, Headquarters For Immediate Release,  Friday, August 25, 2017 Contact: Public Affairs Division, 202-648-8500, www.atf.gov Guidance on Disaster Preparedness for Federal Firearms Licensees WASHINGTON D.C. – The Bureau of [...]

FFLBizHub.Com Created to Cost Effectively Launch, Manage & Grow FFLs

August 8th, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert, Industry Blog|Tags: , , , |

HARTFORD, CT / AUGUST 8, 2017 – FFLBizHub.com is a breakthrough, modern software application to launch, manage and grow Federal Firearms Licensees (FFL) and Special Occupational Tax (SOT) holders. Starting as low as $1.50 per day, [...]

FBI NICS 2017 Retailer Day

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Advisory Alert, Industry Blog|Tags: , , , |

On June 22, 2017 FBI NICS announced the following for firearms retailers: Have you ever been curious about what happens with a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check?  If so, we have the [...]