- Opens up interstate sales of long guns, within some limitations. In-person sales can only be to residents of an adjacent state. Other sales must go through an FFL transfer.
- Allows interstate transport of firearms, provided no local laws are broken in the process.
- Makes it illegal for anyone to transfer a firearm to a prohibited person. Previously, it was only illegal for dealers to do this.
- Provides any prohibited persons can get relief of their disability by applying to the Treasury Secretary. This has been repealed in practice by the program being specifically unfunded in the federal budget.
- It prevents the government from creating a list of gun owners from dealer records.
- Limits the number of inspections on a dealer by the BATF without a search warrant.
- Allows FFL holders to engage in business away from their normal business location. I.E. at a gun show.
- Allows ammunition shipments through the US Postal Service.
- Ended record keeping on ammunition sales, except for armor piercing or prohibited ammunition such as explosive.
- Eliminates the FFL requirement for ammunition only dealers.
- Specifically states that those disposing of personal firearm collections do not need an FFL.
- To get an FFL, firearms do not have to be a principle business activity.
Prevent Tyranny - Right to Bear Arms - 1986 - Firearm Owners Protection Act
---The 1994 law was much worse, and I am glad it had an expiration date. It restricted a lot of semi-auto weapons. More on that one here:
Prevent Tyranny - Right to Bear Arms - 1994 - Assault Weapons Ban