I thought I read something about this. I have a C&R license, and need to send it to someone.
I don't pay very close attention to the pile of stuff the ATF sends me, since I'm not a dealer, but I have a vague recollection of either reading something, or hearing something from somewhere about the fact that you can now fax your FFL to people. So...is that true?
"This section of the regulations requires a licensee to verify another licensee's status prior to making sales or deliveries to such licensee. Please be advised that ATF will now recognize a faxed copy of a Federal firearms license as an acceptable alternative form of verification."
Short answer is yes
"CERTIFIED FAXED COPIES OF LICENSES
Section 27 CFR 478.94 requires the following for sales
or deliveries of ﬁrearms between licensees:
“A licensed importer,licensed manufacturer,or licensed
dealer selling or otherwise disposing of ﬁrearms,and
a licensed collector selling or otherwise disposing of
curios or relics,to another licensee shall verify the
identity and licensed status of the transferee prior to
making the transaction.Veri ﬁcation shall be established
by the transferee furnishing to the transferor a certi ﬁed
copy of the transferee ’s license and by such other means
as the transferor deems necessary:...”
This section of the regulations requires a licensee to
verify another licensee ’s status prior to making sales or
deliveries to such licensee.Please be advised that ATF
will now recognize a faxed copy of a Federal ﬁrearms
license as an acceptable alternative form of veri ﬁcation.
ATF strongly suggests that FFLs utilize the FFLeZ
Check system and verify the authenticity of the
transferee ’s license prior to shipping or disposing of a
ﬁrearm(s)to another licensee.
In addition,veri ﬁcation and certi ﬁcation of a license
is not considered valid unless a legible copy of
the transferee ’s license clearly identi ﬁes the name,
address,license number and expiration date of the
license.Acceptance of blurred or illegible copies of a
transferee ’s license may constitute noncompliance with
Finally,since all fax machines and settings differ,FFLs
may need to fax with a fax resolution setting of ﬁne,
super ﬁne,or photo to ensure the fax copy of the
license is legible.
We have talked abotu this in the shop and decided that any faxed FFL would be followed up with a quick run thru the FFLEZ check to verify info. Without the signature you could be sending/recieveing a gun from anyone with photoshop.
Well, it's moot now...the company in question still requires a hard copy...I called them. I sorta figured that was gonna be the case, for some reason.
It's all because I'm a cheap bastard looking for a discount.
It's DPMS, btw...the make a 4 railed handguard for their .308 rifes, and a couple bucks off the $195 price tag will make me happy. I'm all about the savings.
And you can't print out a photoshopped document?
Sure and anyone can make them...thats the point of the ezcheck. You get a FAX from (insert shop name). You dont check that its real. a few weeks later you realize you just sent a gun to an abandoned wharehouse in NJ.
Not sure what you think your getting at, but hope that explaination helps.