ATF Has Longer Firearm Import Permits In Its Sights

Law360, San Diego (February 3, 2012, 9:24 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is seeking to extend the one-year term for import permits for firearms, ammunition and defense articles to two years, according to a Federal Register notice published Monday.

ATF said the amendment to its regulations would bring about substantial cost and time savings for both the bureau and industry by giving importers enough time to complete importations of authorized commodities and eliminating the need for an importer to submit a new import application where the...
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