Due to many of my co-workers requests for info on fire arms, and the fact that I do a fair amount of buying, selling and trading amongst private owners. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to apply for an FFL. I usually go through my local dealer for transfers but that can get both expensive and inconvenient.(some of my co-workers live up to 100mi away). I am placing the burden of my descision on the distinguished members of this forum. to FFL or not to FFL, that is the question?????
Few thoughts from a un-distinguished member.
You do a 'fair amount' of buying and selling to your co-workers. This is all 'paperless' correct? Once/if you get a FFL, they will no longer be paperless. Good and bad in there.
Do you have a place to have your FFL business? Not many places allow FFL's to operate out of their home anymore. This will entail renting out a place and insurance and other things.
You will have to call in checks and they do cost a small amount. Something to tack onto the cost of the pistol/rifle.
But you will be able to have guns you purchase shipped directly to yourself.
Just a few of my thoughts.