The chart above shows the distribution of federal firearm licenses across the United States. Choose your state for more details on applicable gun laws in your area, or choose another state to compare its laws.
|Rank||State||Total FFL holders||Total different types|
Depending on the type of license held by the company, they will be legally allowed to have certain interactions with firearms. For example, a type 3 license would not be able to sell firearms in any capacity, but a type 1 or type 2 license would. The table below has a detailed breakdown of what each license type can and cannot do.
|FFL Type||Description||SOT Class||Deal||Manufature||Import||AP ammunition||Destructive Devices|
|1||Dealer in Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices (Includes Gunsmiths)||3|
|2||Pawnbroker in Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices||3|
|3||Collector of Curios and Relics||N/A|
|6||Manufacturer of Ammunition for Firearms||N/A|
|7||Manufacturer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices||2|
|8||Importer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices||1|
|9||Dealer in Destructive Devices||3|
|10||Manufacturer of Destructive Devices||2|
|11||Importer of Destructive Devices||1|
A vast majority of the companies with the most firearm licenses are chain stores with multiple locations throughout the United States. The Company with the most licenses is Wal Mart Stores East LP with 1,208 total licenses held since 2018. 60% of these top companies have a mailing address located in Texas.
|License Name||Total held||Mailing Address|
|Sig Sauer Inc||12||72 Pease Blvd, Newington, NH|
|Ridley S Family Markets Inc||12||1403 North Meridian Rd, Kuna, ID|
|Pawn America Minnesota LLC||12||2550 W Division St, Saint Cloud, MN|
|Lehigh Defense LLC||11||130 Penn Am Drive Suite D, Quakertown, PA|
|Insta Cash Assets Management LP||11||601 N Timberland Dr, Lufkin, TX|
|Lts Incorporated||11||2400 E 88th Ave Unit P, Thornton, CO|
|Brink S Incorporated||11||2530 Century Lake Drive, Irving, TX|
|Patriot Arms LLC||11||12607 54th Ave Se, Snohomish, WA|
|Olin Winchester LLC||11||600 Powder Mill Rd, East Alton, IL|
|Premier Option Credit LLC||11||4074 E Rosedale St, Fort Worth, TX|
Since 2018, there has been a 2.26% increase in the total number of firearm licenses across the country, adding a total of 1,950 licenses in that time.
In 2022, there were a total of 86,320 firearm licenses across the United States. Type 1, or Firearm Dealers, was the most common, making up 63.90% of all firearm licenses.