What does this mean, btw?
This means if you want to buy a firearm off of me, that's on the list, that an FFL dealer local to you needs to handle the transfer. Most firearms dealers will do this for a nominal fee - usually between $15-25. They do the background check and transfer the weapon to you, putting it on their bound books.
There's many reasons why I need to do this.
First, if you're in Indiana or Wisconsin, it's technically illegal for me to sell a weapon to someone in another state, as that's trafficing a firearm across state lines without a license. Individuals must transfer firearms to people in other states using a dealer in that state as a medium, and now that I'm without an FFL, that means I'm an individual again. (When I was a dealer, I *could* sell a long arm to someone in my shop from an adjoining state, but not handguns).
(This means, FYI, by the letter of the law, if an Illinois resident goes to a gunshow in Indiana and buys a handgun and returns, this means BOTH you just broke a federal law by completing the transfer - and I'd recommend caution here, because "they" ARE watching this more and setting up stings).
Second, many of the guns on the list are from my gun shop that just closed. FFL holders are restricted by law from transferring weapons to their personal collection, then selling them as an individual, for 12 months after the transfer is recorded. This is to help prevent gun dealers from skirting around background checks to sell guns to people, since person-to-person sales do not typically involve a background check.
Third, and this is particularly important because I don't know ANYONE on here personally outside of a few NESBA guys I ride with, by requiring all weapons go through an FFL holder prior to delivery, this ensures that everyone I sell a gun to has gone THROUGH a background check before receiving the weapon. If anyone has a problem with that, tough shit, I'm not putting guns in the hands of people who shouldn't have them.