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Federal law requires firearms dealers to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), although resource limitations prevent the ATF from properly overseeing all its licensees.

Arizona has no law requiring firearms dealers to obtain a state license. Firearms dealers are only subject to state laws governing gun sales generally.

For laws requiring dealers to conduct a background check on prospective firearm purchasers, see the Background Checks in Arizona section.


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