Academy Sports + Outdoors #132Warning letter Revocation warranted
This gun dealer was cited for 1 violation. The inspection resulted in a warning letter.
A warning letter is the least severe action the ATF can take against a licensee with compliance issues. The letter advises the licensee to comply with regulations.
The licensee was found eligible for revocation. The majority of licensees whose violations merit revocation under ATF guidelines ultimately receive a lesser penalty from an ATF director of industry operations.
|Type||Dealer in firearms|
|Expiry||Mar 1, 2024|
Compliance inspections are conducted by one or more ATF officers. After the lead investigator submits a recommendation, one or more ATF supervisors will review the inspection and either concur with or adjust the recommendation.
This page contains information about a single inspection conducted between 2015 and 2017. The ATF may have inspected this licensee before and/or after the inspection detailed here.
Officers spent a total of 87 hours conducting this inspection. 252 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Conduct DE Compliance Inspection. Licensee designated as part of the FY16 Enhanced Enforcement Initiative.
Alternate Recommendation : From Revocation to WL ONLY an No Recall Inspection In April 2016, a compliance inspection of the licensee, Academy, Ltd. dba Academy Sports + Outdoors #132, was conducted. The inspection resulted in the identification of one violation of 27 CFR 478.128(c). According to ATF O 5370.1B, Section 6.e.4(f), the identification of the above listed violation, falsifying a required record, merits revocation. Justification for Alternate Recommendation: In January 2016, redacted in blocks #24 and #25 of the ATF F 4473 when the transferee receive redacted on a day different than when the transferee originally completed, signed, and certified Section A of the ATF F 4473. A former store manager, redacted then falsified the ATF F 4473 by re-signing and recertifying the form on behalf of the transferee. This violation was brought to IOI redacted's attention by Senior Director of Compliance redacted, immediately after being made aware of the violation. redacted, whose office is in Katy, Texas, promptly scheduled a flight to meet with IOI redacted in person at Store #132 on April 14, 2016 in order to discuss the details of the violation. redacted explained that during an investigation into a separate allegation of misconduct by the store director of Store #132, redacted was made aware an instance in which redacted admitted to falsifying an ATF F 4473. redacted provided IOI redacted with a statement signed by redacted in which redacted admits to falsifying the form. redacted further explained that both redacted and redacted already been placed on administrative leave and would likely be terminated upon the conclusion of their internal investigation. Upon conclusion of the inspection, IOI redacted was notified that a new store director for Store #132 had already been hired and that they were in the process of adding him as an RP to the FFL . As part of the inspection, IOl redacted reviewed approximately 1,126 ATF F 4473s, none of which disclosed any significant violations. Further, this violation appears to be an isolated incident that was promptly brought to the attention of ATF by the licensee's compliance officers. Additionally, the licensee swiftly acted upon the information uncovered during their internal investigation by placing the individuals involved in the falsification of records on administrative leave and ultimately terminating each of them. Due to the licensee’s prompt response to correct this violation and the fact that it’s an isolated incident in which the parties who committed the violation are no longer employed by the FFL, it is recommended that a WL ONLY and No Recall Inspection be approved.
ALTERNATE RECOMMENDATION : WARNING LETTER ONLY The Inspection meets the standard for Revocation under the Adverse Action Policy. The licensee was cited for the (redacted) instance of falsifying a required record ( Form 4473 ) - Revocation at Sec. 6 (e)(4)(f). A former store manager admitted to completing BIocks 24 and 25 of a Form 4473, where employees failed to have the buyer recertify a form before transferring the firearm. JUSTIFICATION FOR ALTERNATE. This was a single violation involving redacted form among 1,126 forms reviewed. Academy Sports' Sr. Director of Compliance came to the inspection and personally self-reported the licensee's discovery of the violation to IOI redacted, and provided details of the discovery and of the corrective actions taken. Upon completing its own internal investigation, Academy terminated the two former store managers involved in the incident. The licensee strictly enforces its four-step review process, which requires a review of completed Forms 4473 by the closing manager and subsequent opening manager, who may not be the same person. As a high-volume/high-trace dealer, the licensee is now on a 5-year inspection cycle.
Concur with alternate for warning letter
If an inspection uncovers regulatory violations, the licensee receives a report outlining these violations. This section lists the violations found in the inspection, as well as a general description of each offense. More details on the nature of the licensee's specific violations may be found in the report PDF.
This licensee was cited for 1 violation.
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »