Falls Church, VA asked in Business Law and Business Formation for Maryland

Q: My MD LLC was initially set up for internet sales. I would like to get my FFL license and set up a firearms business.

Can the FFL be established under the umbrella of my LLC? Most advertising will be done via social media.

1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Look at your “purposes” clause of your articles of organization. Most such clauses have a catch-all purpose clause that dates, “and to engage in any business or activity allowed by law”. If not included, you can file a simple amended set of articles. If you want to give a separate trade name for the new activity you can register a trade name under your LLC to accomplish that, and do everything under your existing LLC.

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