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An Illinois Lawyer Keeping Your Business Ahead of Gun Regulations

An experienced attorney ensures compliance with state and federal regulations

Gun regulations are a hassle for individuals and business owners. Both Illinois and the federal government heavily regulate firearm use by private companies. Violating these ever-changing rules and regulations can be dangerous and costly for companies that depend on the use of guns, especially importers, exporters, licensed dealers, gunsmiths and training centers. The most effective way to avoid the risks and traps of such a heavily controlled market is to have a knowledgeable attorney who can guide you through them and prevent problems before they arise. The Law Offices of Kenneth L. Block focuses its practice on working with companies and individuals who want to grow their businesses without encountering unnecessary government interference.

Providing firearm licensing assistance in Kane and Du Page counties

Commerce in the 21st century crosses all borders, yet laws and regulations that restrict companies can vary wildly from state to state. This is especially true of rules surrounding firearms permits and the licensed dealers, importers/exporters and training companies that depend on them in an ever-changing political landscape. Individuals or firearms businesses that do not stay ahead of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Illinois regulations stand to lose their firearms license, jeopardizing their livelihood and subjecting them to even harsher penalties. Do not let this happen to you.

The Law Offices of Kenneth L. Block can consults with you on issues including:

  • The 1934 National Firearms Act
  • Federal firearms license requirements, denials, renewals and revocations
  • Regulatory compliance inspections and issues
  • ATF rulings
  • Firearms import and export applications
  • Transfer, relocation or discontinuance of a firearms business
  • Firearms submission issues

Keeping your business in compliance with ATF inspections and other firearms regulations in Cook County

Once someone has been issued a federal firearms license (FFL), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is allowed one warrantless, annual compliance inspection. They may also contact FFL licensees regarding separate criminal investigations. Inspectors will review the inventory and records of the licensee. Common citations include:

  • Failure to verify purchaser eligibility
  • Inability to account for firearms received and disposed
  • Failure to ensure firearms’ traceability due to improper recording of firearms receipt and disposition
  • Failure to properly document firearms transfers
  • Failure to report the sale of multiple handguns

It is important to note that compliance records will differ depending on whom the weapons are being sold to. An FFL licensee who is importing or exporting weapons will require different records from a firearms retailer, gunsmith or a licensee who operates a firearms training facility. It is also important to buy weapons from other dealers who stay in compliance with federal regulations. Otherwise, working with noncompliant FFL licensees increases the risk that stolen or illicit weapons or items will end up in your possession. An FFL licensee who has set up a gun trust should contact a gun trust attorney to ensure it meets the requirements of the 1934 National Firearms Act.

Contact the Law Offices of Kenneth L. Block for a free initial consultation about your business and firearms regulation

The costs of a state or federal firearms regulation violation can be extraordinary. The Law Offices of Kenneth L. Block offers economical solutions tailored to the needs of your business. Call the firm at 312.600.4032 or online to schedule a consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available, and the offices are conveniently located near Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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