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SwissBianco Press Release Re: FFL October 2011
Young Harris, GA, October first, 2011 - The Swiss Bianco company is pleased to announce the issuance of an FFL (Federal Firearms License) to our company during the summer of 2011. A Federal Firearms License is a license that enables a company to engage in a business pertaining to the manufacture of firearms and ammunition or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms. Holding an FFL to engage in these activities has been a legal requirement within the United States since the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968.
In addition to selling and importing arms as well as manufacturing ammunition, I am now permitted to Splash Anodize registered firearms for both the US and international marketplace.
In Switzerland, I studied and tested for many years with firearms of all types, including Class 3 weapons. However the Swiss government never gave me the authorization I required to properly do work within all the areas of my fields of expertise. They would never grant me the proper licenses nor paperwork; not only for complete firearms work, but not even for all the different aspects of knifemaking. I do not refer to automatic knives here; I mean liner-locks and common locking mechanisms on blades of average length.
I spent a great deal of time and effort trying to satisfy the license requirements of the Swiss. With each new rejection, I attempted to satisfy each new requirement. Sadly, I met constant reoccurring frustration.
Then I came to The US where there is freedom and opportunity; where most people are truly friendly and helpful. I worked hard and I met several great people who helped me direct my efforts. When I had settled in long enough, I applied for an American FFL. I was so happy to find that the ATF agent was also truly friendly and helpful; giving me advice on matters whenever I needed it. And within a very short time, the trouble-free process was complete.
With the help of these good people and the creativity that providence gave me, it is now possible to work in surroundings that are positive, nurturing and encouraging as opposed to the negative atmosphere of Switzerland.
There was one thing that made this extra special for me. The day I went to town to pick up my mail and received my FFL was July 4th, American Independence Day! That really made me feel at home right here in the USA.
Swiss Bianco is a knife and firearm design company.