Federal Firearms License Holders Up from 2009

Federal Firearms License Holders Up from 2009

FFL Abel Ammo's Store in Huntsville TX USA
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- At the close of FY2010, the FFL population was approximately 118,400.

This represents more than 2.5% increase over the FFL population at the end of FY2009.

A Federal Firearms License (FFL) is a license that enables an individual or a company to engage in a business pertaining to the manufacture of firearms and ammunition or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms.

Holding an FFL to engage in certain such activities has been a legal requirement within the United States of America since the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968. (source Wikipedia)

The total figure represents an increase in every category of Federal firearms licenses issued under the Gun Control Act.

Currently the largest number of GCA licensees is 03-Collectors, which represent approximately 48% of the ATF licensee population. 01-Dealers and 02-Pawnbrokers represent approximately 46% of the ATF licensee population.