23 State Laws and Published Ordinances, Firearms i (2001)

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STATE LAWS AND  PUBLISHED ORDINANCES  - FIREARMS (23RD EDITION - 2001)


                                  SPECIAL MESSAGE from the Director
                                    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco  and Firearms
                                             WASHINGTON,   DC 20226



        I am pleased to furnish you the 23d edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5).
This publication is designed to help you comply with both Federal and State firearms laws. Specifically, the publication
will assist you in complying with the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) requirement that you may not sell or deliver a firearm
to a nonlicensee whose receipt or possession of the firearm would violate State or local laws applicable at the place of
sale or delivery. In addition, it will assist you in making lawful over-the-counter sales of long guns to out-of-State residents
- transactions that must meet the legal requirements of your State as well as the purchaser's State of residence.

        State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms also includes a Ready Reference Table to provide you with
additional assistance for your business operations. When deciding whether to make a sale, you should first consult the
full text of the State requirements, and if appropriate, contact State and local authorities before making a decision.

        As a Federal Firearms Licensee, you play the critical role of ensuring that only eligible persons are able to acquire
firearms from you. Your acquisition and disposition records, Forms 4473, and Reports of Multiple Sales or Other
Dispositions of Handguns, have proven invaluable to law enforcement agencies at all levels of government in tracing
firearms involved in crime. I would like to take this opportunity to commend you for the high level of assistance your
industry has provided when contacted by ATF personnel. We are committed to working with you to strengthen our
cooperative relationship.

        If you have any questions concerning major issues affecting the daily conduct of your business, you may call
these numbers with regard to the following:

        *  NICS  checks - contact the FBI NICS Operations Center at 1-877-444-6427.

        *  Your Federal firearms license or renewal application - contact our National Licensing Center at (404) 417-
           2750.

        *  Federal firearms laws or regulations - contact the ATF Industry Operations field office nearest you.

        *  Stolen, lost firearms, including National Firearms Act weapons, or if you have knowledge of any unlawful
           activities concerning firearms - contact 1-888-930-9275 or (304) 260-3681. (Evenings or holidays, contact 1-
           800-659-6242.)

        *  Interpretation of a State or local law or ordinance - contact your State police, local law enforcement authority,
           or the Attorney General's office.

        Reports of multiple sales of handguns on ATF Form 3310.4 should be mailed to the address indicated on the form
or faxed (1-800-578-7223) to the ATF National Tracing Center and to the designated Chief Law Enforcement Officer
where your business is located. (You should retain the third copy.)

        If you are going out of business with no successor, your firearms records should be shipped to the ATF Out-of-
Business Record Center, 882 T.J. Jackson Drive, Falling Waters, WV 25419.

        Materials and ideas for future editions of this publication are welcome and may be sent to the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco  and Firearms, Firearms Programs Division, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20226.





                                                Bradley A. Buckles
                                                     Director


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