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Officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are warning that some private gun owners and buyers have fallen victim to “sellers” fraudulently posing as federal firearms licensees (FFLs). Private gun owners and buyers can protect themselves by accessing ATF’s FFL eZ Check. It’s an online FFL confirmation software.

An expired FFL license number, even an unknowing one, can be a significant legal problem (not to mention an unnecessary delays in your range time). FFL eZ Check will allow private users to access the ATF FFL list and determine a particular licensee’s current standing. This article originally ran November 8 2022.

FFL eZ Check explained

FFL eZ Check allows private parties and other FFLs to verify if a federal firearms license is valid. The user needs only enter the first three (3) digits and the last five (5) digits of the FFL being verified in the blocks provided and select the SUBMIT button. Selecting the RESET button will clear previously entered data.

You can now check the ATF FFL list online and confirm the legitimacy of an FFL/SOT before doing business with them.

FFL eZ Check does not validate Type 03 (Collectors of Curios and Relics) and Type 06 (Manufacturer of Ammunition) licenses. NSSF urges all licensed firearm retailers and private parties concerned about lawfully transferring a firearm to use this vital tool. Although FFL eZ Check does not function as a background check, it can certainly help avoid scams, fraud, and any other issues that might arise when conducting a firearm-related transaction – particularly, though not limited to, occasions when you wish to buy a gun online.   FFL ez Check can be accessed here.   Read more gun industry news.   Read the original article in its entirety at
Bud Boomer

Bud Boomer is a former American Sheriff from Niagara County who doesn't like Canadian beer but does enjoy wearing flannel. After many years in law enforcement, followed by a few rotations overseas as a contractor with Hacker Dynamics (on the same PSD team, he's proud to say, as Bert Gummer, Tom Evans, and Walter Langkowski). He was an avid outdoorsman at one time, and will still sleep on the ground if he has to, but nowadays would prefer to stick to day hikes and climbs and sleeping indoors where it's comfy and warm. He has been hopelessly lost in the Canaan Bog at least half a dozen times, but still enjoys practicing land nav there. Bud believes anyone who eats poutine râpée is either a commie or stupid.