Automation Precision Technology, LLC.Warning letter
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.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.
|Type||Dealer in 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 51 hours conducting this inspection. 379 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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**Please conduct a DE inspection on this 01 FFL . The 01 license was issued on 3/14/2007. Please conduct a DE inspection to determine if FFL is compliant with ATF law and regulations.
On March 24, 2017 Investigator redacted initiated a Full DE Firearms Inspection for a Type 01 Federal Firearms License ( FFL ) maintained by Automation Precision Technology, LLC and attempted to initiate a full physical inventory by comparing all of the licensee’s open disposition entries in the A&D Record against all of the licensee's firearms in inventory. When Investigator redacted asked to inspect the licensee's records and firearms inventory, Mr. Reid stated that he was currently unable to access the inventory, due to the firearms being locked in a safe on the premises that Mr. Reid has difficulty opening. When asked about his firearms records, particularly his Acquisition and Disposition (A&D) Record, Mr. Reid was unsure about what Investigator redacted was referring to. When Investigator redacted explained and showed Mr. Reid an example of a properly completed A&D record, Mr. Reid stated that he may have once had an A&D record, but that he did not have an A&D record available at the time of the inspection. Mr. Reid provided Investigator redacted with a copy of his FFL redacted documentation, completed ATF Forms 3 and 5 for the firearms he had in inventory, and a print-out of an internal document used to conduct inventory. (Attachment 2). Investigator redacted advised Mr. Reid that he was required to keep an A&D record in the format prescribed in 27 CFR 478.125(e) and that failure to maintain an A&D record is a violation. Mr. Reid asked that he be allowed to search for the required records over the weekend (March 25-26, 2017) and that he would contact Mr. Charles ‘Chuck" Chafin, part-tjme armorar with access to the gun safe, who would come to the license premises on Monday March 27, 2017 so that Investigator redacted would be able to conduct an inspection of the records and inventory. Investigator redacted stated that he would return Monday, March 27,2017 to continue the inspection. On March 27, 2017 Investigator redacted returned to the license premises and was met by Mr. Reid and Mr. Chafin. When asked about the A&D record, Mr. Reid stated that he was unable to locate the A&D record over the weekend, but was able to find more internal records similar to that of Attachment 2 and receipts from firearms transferred. Investigator redacted was led to the firearms storage area where Mr. Chafin had the firearms out for inspection and Investigator Arndt conducted an inventory of the licensee's firearms from the records available to him. Investigator redacted used the licensee's completed ATF redacted. After the inventory, Investigator redacted examined the records that Mr. Reid had come across while searching for the A&D record. Investigator redacted determined that the records the licensee was able to find contained a majority of the information needed to create a complete and accurate A&D record. When asked how long it would take for Mr. Reid to continue searching for the records required to create a complete and accurate A&D record, Mr. Reid stated that he should be able to in about one week. Investigator redacted advised Mr. Reid that he would return to the license premises on April 3, 2017 to check on Mr. Reid’s progress in completing the A&D record. Investigator redacted encouraged Mr. Reid to continue to search for more records and to contact him should he have any questions about A&D records or any other regulatory matters. Investigator redacted so sent more examples of properly completed A&D records to Mr. Reid via email on March 27, 2017. On April 3, 2017, Investigator redacted returned to the license premises and met with Mr. Reid. Mr. Reid presented Investigator redacted with newly created and properly completed A&D records for all firearms the licensee has acquired or disposed of since the licensee has been in business. Mr. Reid staled that he was able to find all information related to the firearms through receipts maintained by the licensee, but that he was never able to find a previously completed A&D record. Investigator redacted examined the licensee’s A&D record and determined that it was properly completed and formatted in accordance with 27 CFR 478.125(e). The A&D record accurately reflected the open entries of firearms previously inventoried and accounted for by Investigator redactedt on March 27, 2017. Investigator redacted reminded Mr. Reid of the importance of proper record keeping, to which Mr. Reid stated that he understood.
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.
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