I want to do some gunsmithing in my area. I have read a lot and the atf says that just about any modifications to a firearm on a regular basis makes you a manufacture. ATF Online - Firearms - Frequently Asked Questions - Manufacturers
So, I would just get the type 7 to be safe but what about the Itar tax? From what I'm reading all 07s have to pay the ITAR even if you don't export anything, because you're a manufacturer. I see on forums where it is debated, but it seems to be clear the government wants there cut for nothing in return.
Can any of you with an type 07 ffl confirm this?
I have ran a busniess before and I now how much money it takes to make a profit I just want to get all the information I can.
thanks, any advice is more than welcome