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FFL Question for y'all

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Just a general question for y'all. Has it been your experience, in getting parts that require an FFL to ship or acquiring guns out of state that require an FFL to ship, that it is easier to obtain an FFL and handle it yourself rather than going through a dealer? It just seems that it might be easier to get an FFL and handle it yourself. Opinions? Are the requirements for an FFL hard to achieve?

Sorry for the ignorance but just thought I would start here and ask. Love the site...thanks
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I recently sent off the orders for two rifles. I bought postal money orders. I wrote two cover letters, and I stamped and addressed two envelopes. All of that, I would have had to do regardless of any Federal nuisance legislation. Then I stopped by a local gun shop. The proprietor took two copies of his FFL off a stack, signed them, and handed them to me. I stuffed them in the envelopes and mailed them.

There will be a final minor hassle as I pick the guns up at his shop and fill out yellow forms, but there isn't really a lot to buying a gun using a cooperative FFL holder.

On the other hand, there are several ads in Shotgun News, offering instructions, forms, and other necessaries for getting your own FFL. They make it sound easy, at least. And I can see how having your own FFL would be nice. Almost like living in the early 60s, when you could buy what you wanted and have it come to your door. (How come all the antis never remember those days when they talk about "easy access"?)

If God didn't want us to own guns, why did He make the 1911?
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