Once you are a FFL license holder, you are expected and solicited to keep several important documents and other material on hand at your licensed location (often your home). If the ATF will conduct an inspection at your license location they will want to make sure you have these things. So it’s highly relevant for you to know which ones they are.
Clearly the firs document they’ll look for and that you must have on hand is a copy of your FFL license. You need to keep it at hands reach in case an ATF officer will come to inspect your location. You shouldn’t expect an ATF officer to pop up once a month, but when and if one should you should make sure you can show him your license in a split second. Sam thing applies for participating at gun shows.
The second thing they’ll be looking for is the Youth Handgun Poster. This is a poster providing general information related to young people and generally the use of firearms as well as certain articles from the Youth Handgun Safety Act. Same as the poster are the Youth Handgun Safety Act Notice pamphlets that you can have on display and readily available for handing out. They contain basically the same kind of information as the poster.
Last but not least, because it is equally important is having an archived copy of all your inventory records. This means: 4473s, any FFL related record and the A&D (Acquisitions & Dispositions) Book as well. These records should be stored in a orderly fashion. As an example, many silencer manufacturers uses large 3-ring-binders for this purpose.
In case you keep your FFL inventory at the same location as you do your personal firearms, make sure to stick a tag on all personal firearms as “not for sale” so the ATF doesn’t waste any time on these personal items.
In case you have your Class 3 license, you’ll obviously have to have a copy of that on hand at your location, just like with your FFL license. Please make sure to have all inventory records related to your Class 3 SOT license on hand as well. In case you’ve applied for any different license, you should also have copies of those on the ready for the ATF to check.
This isn’t a huge list of documents that you need to have on the ready, but it is relevant that you make sure you have each of these available and updated.
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FFL Dealer Sales – Military Personnel
If you live close to a military base perhaps you should consider servicing the active duty military personnel as clients. The Gun Control Act (GCA) took the residency of active military personal into consideration when the ruling on firearms sales was set out.
Corresponding to the ATF, active duty members of the Armed Forces can have more than one state of residency. Before proceeding, let us clarify what ”active duty” stands for. This is the official definition the Defense Department attributes to active duty: “full-time duty in the active military service of the United States. This includes members of the Reserve Components serving on active duty or full-time training duty, but does not include full-time National Guard duty.” The initial state of residence falls under the Gun Control Act definition of State of Residence, meaning the state in which the person in cause is residing. The alternate state residency means the state in which the permanent duty station of the service member is located. But, in a situation where the person is residing and stationed in Nebraska, the State of residency would be solely Nebraska.
We will list some useful examples for you the have a clearer picture. The Air Force Base Offutt is situated in Omaha, Nebraska. Due to Omaha’s vicinity to Iowa, a member of the Armed Forces could daily commute to Nebraska. In this case, the service member would be eligible for residency in Nebraska and Iowa. Another example is Ft. Campbell Army Base, that is literally situated in Kentucky and Tennessee. In this case, obviously the service member would have both Kentucky and Tennessee residencies.
In the case potential customers with dual state residency, that wish to acquire a firearm from you as a FFL licensee, you must follow specific rules when you fill out the ATF 4473 Form, in the Firearms Transaction record. For example, if a service member is buying a firearm in the state where his/her permanent duty station is situated, but does not live in the duty station, he/she must fill in both duty station address and residence address as an answer to Question 2. If a service member is buying a firearm in the state where his/her permanent duty station is situated but has a driver’s license from a different state, you should fill in the transferee’s military ID card and official orders that demonstrate where his/her permanent duty station is situated in response to Question 18a.
FFL Requirements – Flea Markets & Gun Shows
The most important thing that you must do, after attaining your FFL license is knowing where and when you are allowed to sell weapons. As you’ve probably heard, gun shows, are considered by the ATF, to be an extension of your license. This means, that you can do exactly the same type of activities as you would at your license location: sell, do transfers etc. The only thing is , this rule applies to gun shows in your state. Still, there is a clear distinction the ATF makes between a gun show and a flea market.
According to the Gun Control Act of 1968, all dealers that are licensed, are allowed to run their business in their license or a bona fide gun show. However, a FFL license holder is allowed to have a firearm display at a flea market so he can take orders. You won’t be allowed to deliver your NFA item at the flea market, but only at the licensed location. This rule comes with a single exception: firearms considered to be curios/relics may be sold to other FFL license holders.
Unlicensed individuals are allowed to conduct sporadic sales or buy firearms to/from residents of the state where the flea market is taking place as long as the process does not fall under the definition of “dealer” in firearms. However the unlicensed person may not buy or order of firearms to residents of any other states.
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Obtaining an FFL license, for some people, is a bit exotic in the beginning because they don’t really know a lot about it. When putting forward paperwork to the government, we are always stressed about doing it the right way, but also worried about not submitting anything they do not require. The unknowns in the procedure build up a lot of stress for us. We read firearms related forums and online articles, and we soon understood the information we were obtaining getting seemed to be in disagreement and quite often turned out to be wrong. It was also quite a stretch to determine of the sources of the information were in fact solid. We soon understood that the procedure can actually vary in one part of the country compared to another part; this is why the ATF has regional offices and even satellite offices outside the regional offices. What works in Utah, might not work in Kansas… This is the prime motif we conceived these FFL guides to assist clients in all states no matter their locations. Success comes fairly easy when a confirmed procedure is followed. Home based ffl can be more complicated than this, but no reason for concerns… we have you covered!
Actually, many applicants are declined in their first effort to obtain the FFL license, because they follow some defective information. Unfortunately once you are turned sown, it can be extremely complicated to get approved at a later stage. With all of the complications in place one finds while attempting to obtain a license, it is no wonder why so many persons have turned to FFLTRUST.com. We can help set you up and increase your chances of obtaining your FFL license. Our guides will actually walk you through, step-by-step, every bit of the process of getting your FFL license. We take the time to personally answer each and every FFL related question our customers have. Customers of FFLTRUST.com are in the best hands while working on obtaining the FFL license.
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The services we provide here at FFLTRUST.com are efficient, effective, and complete. There are nine different types of FFL licenses that you can choose from, and our CEO will make sure all his customers are knowledgeable on every single one of them, making 100% sure his customers understand the current and future advantages of each license type and assist them in finding the right type, that best suits their needs. What’s great about FFLTRUST.com is that customers deal directly with the owner of the company. Another thing that our CEO does is assisting customers with their FFL application set of paperwork, while also replying to state and federal regulations related questions and how they might affect the approval process. Our CEO is so positive that he can help each and every single customer, that we guarantees our services 300% to all customers; this is due to the fact that he takes the time to walk you down every step of the entire FFL approval process prior to you sending out your application. This is how he can be certain that you can face each impediment you might come across along the way.
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Home FFL & 4th Amendment
The best way to get started as a FFL license is a home FFL. It is a common delusion that being a home-based FFL holder automatically implies that the ATF has the unlimited authority to be prying around your home. This is nothing else but false.
Fourth Amendment in a nutshell
There is much to complain about when it comes down to the U.S. federal government, but it also is forced to abide to certain constitutional limitations. Everybody knows that the Second Amendment emphasizes the right to keep and bear arms. Another constitutionally guarded right is the individual’s Fourth Amendment right that refers to the right of being safe against illogical inspections and confiscation.
The Fourth Amendment was approved along with the rest of the Bill of Rights back in 1791. It was part of the Anti-Federalist struggle to attentively limit the authority of the newly established federal government by clearly listing certain specific, fundamental rights and the nature of the connection between the federal government, state governments, and the American people. The Anti-Federalists were hoping that the Bill of Rights would prohibit the federal government from striping Americans of the liberty they’d just won in the war for American independence. Fresh in their consciousness were the memories regarding the obligatory accommodation of British troops in American homes and the random searches by British soldiers and profit agents attempting to instate different disparaging laws that served as a motivation for the revolutionaries. It is no surprise that they wanted to make sure a homegrown version of the same sort of oppression would be prevented as much as possible..
The Fourth Amendment states that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” It means that any involuntary inspections and confiscation by government agents must rely on probable cause. The much-hated Writs of Assistance used by the British to enable the offensive intrusions of colonial homes were clearly prohibited with this constitutional requirement that warrants be specific to specific places, individuals, and objects.
In todays America, the usual antidote for a person who is the subject of a senseless search and seizure in the course of a criminal investigation is elimination of evidence that is demonstrated as a result of that search or seizure. This is a great comfort for the individuals who are innocent, since they have no evidence to eliminate anyway. But law enforcement agencies are not generally predisposed to spending resources on activities that cannot support a prosecution at a later time. This antidote however, does seem to provide some restraint against improper warrantless inspections and confiscations.
Actual inspection requirement for Home FFLs
It is true that your licensed location, including storage locations, must be open to conformity inspections during your regular working hours. The ATF explains this in great detail in their regulations as the “right of entry and examination.” The inspector does not have to consider that a contravention has taken place in order to conduct a premises inspection.
During an inspection, the ATF can ask to review the records and documents that you are solicited to have as an FFL holder, and they are allowed to inspect your firearms inventory and the entire licensed premises. However, unlike telephone solicitations for information from your records and archive that must be answered within twenty-four hours, premises inspections, if they take place, won’t happen more often than once annually (27 C.F.R. § 478.23(b)(2)(i)) The only exception to this rule is if there is a criminal investigation relating to a firearm that has been traced to your FFL going on. Only about one in five FFLs has been inspected by the ATF in 2015.
But they’re in my home already!
As the FFLTRUST’s guide clearly explains, you can narrowly define your licensed premises and regular operating hours to limit the effect and purpose of these inspections. If you bear this in mind while completing your application paperwork and provide acceptable working hours of operation and obvious defined premises that only involve that part of your residence where you will actually engage in FFL related activities, the ATF will not fondle with checking out your bedroom unless, as priory mentioned, you are the subject of an on going criminal investigation. Even in these cases, the inspection must be based on a warrant issued by a federal magistrate (27 C.F.R. § 478.23(a)) this procedure being basically similar to the one taking place in case a home belonging to someone who is not an FFL at all, is being searched for evidence.
ATF inspectors who are concerned in civil matters carry out warrantless conformity checks, namely, your deference with the recordkeeping and storage solicited by federal laws for FFLs. It is of course a possibility for you to grant an inspector your concession to approach other parts of your home, just like it is possible for you to allow a warrantless police officer to search your home. Still it would be a Fourth Amendment breech without your distinct agreement. By becoming a home-based FFl owner you are not permitting that sort of access by default. In rare cases where an inspector might try to overstep the purpose of his authority, you entitled by your constitutional right to politely refuse to grant your consent.
By opening your new firearms business at home is a advantageous, affordable way to get the many advantages of being a FFL holder. There are many requirements that you should get familiar with even if they are federal statutory and regulatory requirements regarding licensees. But you don’t have the obligation of giving up your home to the ATF in order to become a home FFL.
TSA Confiscates Toy Gun – What Next?
One of the major tragedies in our nation’s recent history are the events on September 11. The attack on the nation’s security has had many consequences, amongst which a review on airport security regulations. The changes made, are crucial in order to keep both people and flights safe. Nonetheless, if you put rigid TSA regulation and enhanced talk of gun restriction in one blender, the result can be quite engaging!
Some days ago, a lady travelling with sock monkey knitting kit, was stopped by the TSA. One of the prop for one of them was confiscated by the TSA. The prop, a True Grit, John Wayne look a like, was holding a small six-shooter and was seized by the TSA agent because, even though it wasn’t real – it was still looking like a gun. Eventually, only the six shooter was confiscated and the lady was allowed to board the plane with the monkey.
Surely, we all want to be safe while travelling and are thankful for the attention that the airline security agents put into their duty. Nonetheless, there must be a line standing between personal security and irrationality. In order to legitimize his action, the named TSA agent stated that he confiscated the toy gun, because if the toy were pointed at someone’s neck, the person couldn’t tell if it was real or not..(Click here for picture of the prop). If the line of what’s considered safe and what isn’t is stretched that far, we might be heading down a two-faced path. Some people may assert that by seeing a threat in a toy, we already are on this two-faced path. The negative undertone, the word “gun” implies nowadays, also due to the anti-gun political discourse, has people panicking on the spot. Even if there is no actual peril present.
In order to ensure the safety of passengers and flights it is important to take extra measures (such us being prevented from bringing firearms or bombs onto airplanes). Still it is quite important to keep these measures as being part of reality. However, pointing out that every similar looking object or any object positioned like a firearm can be threatening will have the exact opposite effect than proper information or awareness raising would – leading to utter anxiety in the general public. Obviously the TSA is performing a highly relevant task and the general public must have confidence that the TSA ground agents are enhancing their efforts onto weighing efforts of keeping the airlines secure.
Now, if you are a constant flyer, you’ve probably experience some interaction with the TSA, no matter if the reason was your luggage or the persons in front of you. If you’ve experienced some extra agitation due to more rigid, post-9/11 regulations, please share them with us. Whether it’s a situation in which the TSA were proficient at their job or one that stroke you as being a little bit ridiculous (such as a sock monkey’s toy firearm!) we’d love to hear about it! Please share your story in the comments section!
FFL License Types
Before you consider applying for an FFL license, it’s essential to know which type of FFL license is best suited for your needs. These distinct types of licenses allow you to be a FFL dealer of different types of firearms or supply your customers with a variety of different service. These are the different types of FFL licenses you can consider applying for:
Type 01 FFL – Dealer in Firearms / Gun smiting (firearms repair)
This license permits you to purchase, sell, and repair firearms. This is the most basic and elementary one of all the FFL licenses and the type you’d find that most gun shops have. It costs $200 to apply, and $90 to get the every three-year renewal. This type of license is not the most popular because there are certain inherent limitations. We cover the specifics in our designated website section.
Type 02 FFL – Pawnbroker
This type of license permits you to do everything you can with a type 01 FFL license. However, as the name suggests, this license is only used for pawnshops. Consignment of firearms. Clearly, holders of these license types are inspected repeatedly—and for obvious reasons.
Type 03 FFL – Collector of Curios and Relics
This license, also known as a C&R, is dedicated solely for expanding your personal collection of antique curio and relic weapons to your personal collection. This kind of FFL license doesn’t permit you to purchase and sell any firearms (for that you’d need a type 01). The great thing about this license is its affordability, it costs only $30 to apply and the renewal fee is a mere $30. Our guide explains all information in more detail, including the application form that is rather specific and customized for this FFL license type.
Type 06 FFL – Manufacturer of Ammunition for Firearms
This license allows you to only manufacture ammunition, except for ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammo. If producing ammunition is what you’re interested in, the Type 07 FFL is the best FFL type for you. Our guide provides you with all details you need in order to be able to apply for a type 07.
Type 07 FFL – Manufacturer of Firearms & Ammunition
This license is the most profitable type there is. It permits you to do everything a type 01 does (buy, sell, and repair) but also gives you the permission to assemble and manufacture. This license is the right kind for a person who wants to assemble or manufacture AR style rifles, as we’ve found is very popular among our members. The type 07 license costs $150 to apply and the renewal fee is $150 and covers three years. We explain all the extra steps and your options when considering how to get approved for this FFL type.
Type 08 FFL – Importer of Firearms/Ammunition
The type 08 license permits you to import firearms (certainly except for destructive devices) and ammunition (except for the ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammunition).
Type 09 FFL – Dealer in Destructive Devices
Destructive devices refer also to grenades and firearms that have a bore of over one half inch and some semi-automatic shotguns. You should keep in mind that some states have outlawed transfers to civilians even if destructive devices are legal in the US. Applying for this license costs $3,000.
Type 10 FFL – Manufacturer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices, or Armor Piercing Ammunition
This license type permits you to manufacture destructive devices, ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammunition. Pretty self-explanatory. Applying for this license costs $3,000.
Type 11 FFL – Importer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices, or Armor Piercing Ammunition
This license allows you to import destructive devices, ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammunition. Applying for this license costs $3,000.
This is a brief summary on the different kinds of FFL licenses available for applying. We cover all the license types in full detail in our guide. As you would expect, we recommend some license types over others.
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Being a federal firearms license holder can be a fairly easy or a nerve-wrecking process. The aim here at FFL TRUST is assisting you and turning it into a productive and beneficial process. Our customers shouldn’t have any worries or concerns related to the application process. FFL TRUST.com works hard for the peace of mind of our clients, our aim is relieving you of any unnecessary stress. You don’t have to worry about your FFL application being rejected. Our guides will accompany you through your entire application procedure, even before you start applying, so you will feel positive about being approved long time before you even apply. The very best place to start is by getting acquainted to the FFL requirements. Understanding what the FFL requirements exist will also aid you in comprehending the timing related to how the FFL process will take. The easiest way to say it is this: the criteria for the FFL license exist is to make sure that only the citizens who have proven themselves to be abiding the law, get a positive reply on their application and get to be FFL license holders. The FFL holder will have the capacity to buy, sell, and repair firearms starting from the moment his request is approved. The requirements for FFL licensing are basically plain, simple and quite direct.
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The minimum conditions for an FFL license are are: first, be at least 21 years of age. Second, not being restricted from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. We get this question from our customers a lot: “how can I find out if I am prohibited from any of these activities?” Well, it’s fairly simple to answer, if you were prohibited from doing any of the above, you would know! You have an intact gun right as a US citizen. In order to lose it, citizens must commit a felony. Nevertheless, if you have a felony on your record, there are ways of getting your gun rights restored. We can assist you in pointing the correct direction out to you, in order to establish if you fit that case. Third, there should be no willful violations of the Gun Control Act. What this means is you’ve never on purpose done anything, you knew to be illegal in direct relation to firearms. This can be buying a gun for somebody else that couldn’t buy or possess a firearm otherwise. This is referred to as a straw purchase and is considered a intended violation of the Gun Control Act. Fourth, not willfully failing to reveal any material information or willfully effective false declarations concerning material evidence or facts in relation to your actual FFL application. Along with these conditions you also must be able to prove some basic elements related to your proposed location. The language appears to be quite simple, however are you sure about everything that it implies? Wouldn’t you feel much more comfortable and at ease knowing that you have some help that ensure successfully getting your ffl application through the first time you submit your request?
The feds won’t demand you to have a gun safe or an alarm system. This is quite useful because it helps make sure that your initial investment is small and affordable. You will be, however, solicited, to have an actual location of operation. You cannot use a post office box. Your home residence, as a location is ok, but there are other options for you to consider, such as setting up a commercial location for your FFL, in case this is what you intend. This location must not be your property a regular lease contract is fine. As you can see, the actual location requirements are quite manageable.
Firearms transfer volume specific conditions? Nope. You will have to renew your FFL License every three years, at which time you’ll be asked for an estimate on how many transfers you have done in the previous year. Zero over a 3-year span, will definitely be a red flag, but there is no magical condition imposed at the renewal time. We have helped a number of weapon consultants obtain their FFL and Class 3 licenses and they have conducted transfers quite rarely. Anything you might’ve read or heard about the volume “requirements” are strictly Internet rumors and myths.
What you are however required to do, is keeping neat, accurate records. You will be obligated to keep thorough paperwork or digital records of all firearms and they’re where about, as in where you obtained them from (this is strictly related to FFL items, not personal ones) and to whom you transfer them to. Normally, you are required to run a background check on your buyer before you go ahead with the transfer. However there are certain states that have permits replacing the need for a background check. Please bear in mind that you are required to keep these records for 20 years.
Are you obligated to store your personal firearms into the FFL inventory? Nope, again! This is yet again a Internet rumor and myth. If you store your “FFL” firearms in the same location as you would your personal firearms (like in the exact same gun safe), the ATF solicits that you specifically tag or label your personal items, with a sticker that says: “not for sale”. However, if you should intend to sell one of the personal firearms, you must first move it into your FFL inventory and perform a transfer, as you would for any other firearm you would sell. Selling a personally owned firearm through your FFL means, you are sure a background check is performed and mandatory records and paperwork trail are maintained.
We know exactly what is needed in order to get your FFL application approved, because we have already assisted thousands of gun owners who wanted to launch their own home-based FFL. We will help you understand what the federal firearms license requirements are, and what you need to do, so we can, together, make sure your application gets through successfully. We are sure of our success this is why, we will offer you a worldwide, one of a kind, $5000 money back guarantee. Rest assured, if you want to get your FFL the fast and easy way, this is where you’re supposed to be.
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FFL License – Responsible Persons Listed
A big part of deciding to be a FFL holder is also deciding who you’d like to have authority on your license. A responsible person on the FFL license, as defined by the ATF, means someone who has the authority to direct the management and policies of the business entity for which the federal firearms license is being applied. This definition might sound extravagant, but basically a responsible person on the FFL is a person who has power to change the license, solicit and obtain information from the ATF regarding the license, and who can apply for renewal of the license. This person or persons will have the power to treat the FFL license as their own and will also be expected to fulfill the expectations of a FFL license holder. In order to be able to decide who you might wish to be a responsible person listed on your FFL license, you must first decide on the way your FFL license will be set up. Here are a couple of examples: sole proprietor, partnership, and LLC.
If you decide setting up your FFL license as a sole proprietor, you will be the only person in control over your FFL license. You don’t have to have a headache on whom to name as being a responsible person listed on your FFL. In case you wish to have a partnership, it means that each partner is an equally responsible party. In case you choose to set up an LLC, then you’ll have the LLC “managers” listed as responsible persons.
You must declare at least one person acting as responsible person listed, no matter who it is. The ATF makes it its habit returning applications to solicitors if they have nor listed any person as responsible party. The paperwork must be then updated and resubmitted. The point is that there must be a person who will be responsible and who will fill in the A&D book, doing the background checks for potential customers and vendors. This is the case even if you have a LLC who is in fact owning the FFL license.
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FFL License – Scanned or Emailed Copies
I’m sure as soon as you receive your FFL license in the mail, you’ll want to start using it right away. However, there are a couple of steps you should consider in order to get this ball rolling.
The ATF regulations assert that when one licensee is placing an order for a firearm to another licensee, the one handling the transfer must first check that the transferee is in fact the owner of a valid FFL license before getting to the actual firearm delivery. This means that the transferee submits the vendor with a copy of their FFL license no matter by what means the vendor might consider being necessary. According to the ATF ruling 27 CFR 478.95, licensees are permitted to make copies of their license that will be used for transactions with another licensee. A copy of the license is an adequate form, compared to using an original copy of the FFL license.
Furthermore, the license itself asserts that it must include an original signature. However, this does not imply hand signing each and every single copy of your license. The ATF has determined that as long as a individual whose signature appears on a copy has intended it as an original signature, it is considered authentic, although it might be done by hand in pen, stamped, or auto-penned.
Given the situation in which you must get a copy of your license to other licensees, such as wholesalers or another licensee to whom you are transferring a firearm, the ATF has accepted different types of avenues for the delivery. Sending via fax or attaching a copy to an email is also an accepted alternative. In case you wish to make use of this particular option, please consider the clarity and legibility of your scanned. Name, address, the FFL license number and expiration date are important facts and they should be easily readable by the recipient. Please bear in mind that a unclear or poorly presented license can cause the recipient to question the eligibility of your license. Other than that it’s also mannerly to send a clear copy of your FFL license.
You yourself might find yourself in the situation of receiving a copy of a FFL license that seems to look weird – having different typefaces, crooked address lines or simply a difficult to read license number – you are capable of checking the eligibility of the license via the ATF’s FFL eZ Check website. What you need to do, is simply need to enter the FFL number in question, and it will tell you if the license is active or not. The ATF does not specifically solicits you to use the system; it is however a simple accessible method of checking. We strongly recommend checking all FFL copies you might receive before considering transferring a firearm to a client.
The moment your FFL license arrives in your mailbox, it is a unbelievable and thrilling moment! It means the beginning of a completely new adventure for you.
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