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Gun Control
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1938

Federal Firearms Act

The Federal Firearms Act (FFA) created a federal licensing system for the manufacture, import, and sale of firearms.

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The Federal Firearms Act (FFA) created a federal licensing system for the manufacture, import, and sale of firearms. Any organization or person granted a permit to engage in those activities receives a federal firearms licensee (FFL). Beyond implementing a licensing requirement, the FFA requires all FFLs to maintain customer records and bars the transfer of weapons to “prohibited persons” laid out in the law.