Bell & Carlson, Inc.Warning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 6 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.
|Type||Dealer in firearms|
|Expiry||Oct 1, 2023|
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 86 hours conducting this inspection. 110 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. No inspection history on file. Current FFL issued in 2008. Former FFL 5-48-15751 had untimely renewal.
Violations #2 and #6 disclosed during the inspection meet the standard for a Warning Conference, according to Sections #6.d.(6); 6.d.(1); 6.d(2); and 6.d.(8) of the Current Adverse Action Policy (ATF O 5370.1 B -2/8/13). In each of the instances where the license failed to record the identification document information on the Form, they had a photocopy of a current Driver's License with the Form. In addition, the licensee displayed diligence in attempting to determine the dispositions of the missing firearms and was fully cooperative and receptive to recommended practices (e.g. tagging firearms, regular inventories, double checking ATF Forms 4473 ) during the inspection. Finally, this was the licensee’s first compliance inspection. They have been in business since 1990. Based on these factors, an alternate recommendation (Warning Letter with no recall inspection ) is being submitted.
ALTERNATE RECOMMENDATION : WARNING LETTER - NO RECALL The inspection meets the standard for Warning Conference under the Administrative Action Policy (2/8/2013). The licensee was cited for the following: Violation-6 for untimely acquisition entries redacted -140%) and untimely disposition entries redacted 560%), with a reported loss of redacted firearms - Warning Conference at Sections 6 (d) (1), (2) and (8); Violation-1 for the transfer of a firearm to person who appeared prohibited (i.e., answered “yes”) at the time of transfer (buyer not actually prohibited) - WC at Sec. 6.d.(4); and Violation-2 for failure to record any ID on Forms 4473 redacted forms - 66%) and incomplete ID on redacted forms (66%) WC at Sec. 6.d.(5) & (6). JUSTIFICATION FOR ALTERNATE: The license does not deal with the general public, but rather manufactures synthetic stocks for other firearms manufacturers. The licensee typically acquires and disposes of the firearm receivers it uses in the molding process. Less than 30 receivers were acquired/disposed in the previous year. Typically, firearms manufacturers only send the licensee inoperable receivers for the creation of the synthetic stocks. Prior to the inspection, the licensee had never conducted an ATF style inventory, which would account for the high number of losses (redacted) reported. This was the licensee's first inspection since obtaining the current FFL in 2008. The licensee has held two previous FFLs at the same location that also had no inspection history. Any transfers via Form 4473 are to employees or family members The license completed on six (6) forms in the past year. There were no traces reported. License will be inspected on a 5-year cycle. AS Review: 10/31/2016 Sent to DIO : 10/31/2016 DIO recommends WL w/ Recall. 10/31/2016 Warning Letter sent / Recall Staged: 11/1/2016 Pll sent 10/31/2016.
Concur with alternate for warning letter and recall inspection
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 6 violations.
|1||478.99(c)||Sale or transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person. 🔗|
|2||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|3||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|4||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|6||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »