Aplos Firearms LLC
Comrade ArmsWarning letter
This gun manufacturer was cited for 4 violations. 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.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.
|Type||Manufacturer of firearms|
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 76.5 hours conducting this inspection. 70 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Conduct full manufacturer of firearms inspection. Refer to IO Manual Chapter C - Firearms Inspections and FY 16 Domain Assessment. Ensure licensee has filed all AFMERs , if any are missing obtain them during inspection. Conduct 100% inventory and ATF Form 4473 review unless authorized in advanced by Area Supervisor and DIO .
A compliance inspection was conducted beginning December 1, 2016. Aplos Firearms LLC, a Type 07 FFL , primarily conducts business as a gunsmith. 49 firearms were inventoried and 3 ATF Forms 4473 were reviewed. The licensee was cited for bound book violations of 27 CFR 478.123(a) and 478.123(d). The licensee was also cited for violations of 27 CFR 478.102(a) and 27 CFR 478.124(a) for redacted instances of failing to conduct a NICS check or execute a Form 4473 prior to transferring a firearm from the licensee to one of the responsible persons . The licensee is up-to-date with AFMER submissions. Deconfliction resulted in no hits.
Agree with alternate recommendation from Warning Conference to Violations, Warning Letter Only, No Recall Inspection based on following: The recommendation is due to redacted instances of the licensee transferring a firearm from business inventory to redacted without first obtaining a Form 4473 and conducting a NICS check. In addition, the licensee was cited fo redacted instances of failing to record complete acquisition and disposition information in the bound book , representing 54% of acquisition entries and 45% of disposition entries from the past year. Of the redacted instances, redacted of them involved the licensee either recording an incomplete address, or recording a driver's license instead of the address. The missing information was readily available in other non-ATF records (gunsmith work order forms) and could be easily corrected by the licensee.
Concur with alternate recommendation to issue Warning Letter. No recall inspection necessary at this time.
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 4 violations.
|1||478.102(a)||Failure to conduct or complete a NICS check before transferring a firearm. 🔗|
|2||478.124(a)||Failure to record the transfer of a firearm on a Form 4473. 🔗|
|3||478.123(a)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of firearms manufactured or acquired. 🔗|
|4||478.123(d)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of dispositions to non-licensees. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »