This book provides a comprehensive reference and procedural guide to help determine the applicable federal firearms laws for a particular situation and understand what steps need to be taken to achieve the desired result while ensuring compliance with the law. It explains what items are being regulated, how a person may become disqualified to possess or purchase a firearm, what options may be available to address those disqualifications, and where firearms are prohibited. The book also addresses the laws about transporting and transferring firearms and the related background checks. Separate chapters discuss FFL licenses in general and the specific requirements for each major type of license (dealer, collector, importer, or manufacturer). The laws for these licensees are explaining, including recordkeeping, inspections, and firearms markings and serialization requirements. Both firearm export and import laws are explained with extensive procedural guidelines and checklists. Another chapter details the requirements under the National Firearms Act, including the new NFA gun trust requirements. Additional chapters explain the application of federal firearm laws to law enforcement officers and gun shows and events, as well as the repercussions for violating the firearms laws, including seizure, forfeiture, and penalties.