Bloodhound Arms (bha)Warning letter
This gun manufacturer was cited for 5 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ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.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 57 hours conducting this inspection. 259 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 Type 07 FFL DE Compliance Inspection. As part of this inspection, please conduct the following activities: Obtain a business profile to ensure proper licensure Explore ownership and control to include Deconfliction Queries Complete a full physical inventory of the firearms on hand in conjunction with an A&D Records review. If any missing/unaccounted for firearms are identified, notify CE and assist the licensee with properly reporting the missing firearm(s) Comprehensive review of ATF Form 4473s for the inspection period with a focus on suspicious purchasers. Refer any suspicious purchasers to the proper CE Group. -If actively manufacturing, verify Records of Manufacture and ensure proper markings are placed on the manufactured firearms -Confirm that the licensee is accurately and timely filing AFMER Forms -Ensure that all multiple handgun sales conducted during the inspection period are reported properly and timely on ATF Form 3310.4s -Examine licensee's trace history and document in the Narrative & NSPECT -Issue a ROV for any violations cited (if applicable) -Complete a Federal Firearms Regulations Review with a RP . As part of this review, determine if the licensee is registered with the DDTC. If not registered, issue the appropriate Referral of Information to the DDTC.
Ul# 766060-2016-0076-BIB FFL # 8-25-01995 Licensee: Van Gorder, Scott E. dba Bloodhound Arms (BHA) Dates of Inspection: 05/16/2016-06/13/2016 Scope of Inspection: Type 07 FFL DE Manuf Compliance Time Frame of Inspection: 05/16/2015-05/16/2016 Recommendation: Violations, ROV , WL Only, No Recall IOI : REDACTED A/S Comments: From 05/16/2016-06/13/2016, IOI redacted conducted a Type 07 FFL DE Compliance Inspection at the licensed premises of Scott E Van Gorder dba Bloodhound Arms (BHA). The licensee operates a retail firearms business with light manufacturing (1 firearm in the last 12 months). As a result of this Compliance Inspection, IOI redacted cited the following five (5) violations: 1.) 27 CFR 478.123(a) Nature; of violation: In redacted instances the licensee failed to record the acquisitions of firearms in the required records. The firearms were in inventory, but were not recorded in the required records. The exact acquisition dates of these firearms are unknown, but all were acquired more than seven (7) days prior to the start of the inspection. 2.) 27 CFR 478.123(b) Nature of violation: In redacted instances the transferred firearms to other licensees, but failed to record the dispositions of the firearms in the required records. Also In redacted instance the disposition of a firearm could not be reconciled. The licensee believes that he transferred this firearm to another licensee, but the disposition could not be reconciled and the firearm was reported as missing on an ATF Form 3310.11. 3.) 27 CFR 478.123(d) Nature of violation: In redacted instances the licensee transferred firearms to non-licensees, but failed to record the dispositions in the required records. Also, in redacted instance the licensee redacted firearm out of the required records. 4.) 27 CFR 478.21 (a) Nature of violation: The licensee failed to obtain properly completed ATF Forms 4473 prior to transferring firearms to non-licensees in| out of 473 forms. Specifically, in redacted instance Item 11a was answered No. This form was completed on 12/15/15. 5.) 27 CFR 478.124(c)(1) Nature of violation: The licensee failed to obtain properly completed ATF Forms 4473 prior to transferring firearms to non-licensees in HI out of 473 forms. Specifically, in redacted instance Item 11 c was blank. In redacted instance Item 11k was blank. In redacted instance item 11.1 was blank. In redacted instances Item 16 was blank. ln redacted instances item redacted was blank These forms were all completed within the last 12 months. As a result of these violations and in accordance with the Adverse Action Policy, IOI redacted has recommended: Violations, ROV; WL Only; No Recall . IOl redacted has recommended, "No Recall" due to a change in ownership from a sole proprietor to LLC (Ul# 766060-2016-0397-BIB, FFL# 8-25-07203). Once the new FFL UNDER THE LLC is received redacted, the current license will go OOB with all records submitted to the ATF OOB Records Center. A/S Recommendation: Violations; WL Only; No Recall A Warning Letter Only is the appropriate recommendation for the following reasons: 1) redacted missing firearm Per the Adverse Action Policy, redacted missing firearm warrants a Warning Letter. 2. ) No adverse compliance history. The licensee was the subject of one (1) previous Compliance Inspection in April 2012. This inspection resulted in the recommendation of, “No Violations; No Further Action; No Referrals .” 3. ) NO unreported multiple handgun sales 4. ) Not a significant threat to public safety. Licensee is a medium-sized dealer (500 dispositions in 12 months). Licensee sells mostly new firearms with the exception of personal transfers. Minimal trace activity redacted trace in the last 12 months). No suspicious firearms or persons identified. 5. ) Low deficiency ratings. Incomplete/Inaccurate Acquisition Record Entries (0.6%); Incomplete/lnaccurate Disposition Entries (3.2%); Incomplete/lnaccurate information in the certification section (2.3%) -For the above-mentioned reasons, a WL only is sufficient recourse at this time. A Recall Inspection is not warranted due to a change in ownership. The licensee recently submitted an ATF Form 7 advising of a change in ownership from a sole proprietorship to a LLC. Once the new FFL under the LLC is received and redacted from the sole proprietorship to the LLC, the licensee intends to submit all OOB Records for the current, sole proprietor license to the ATF OOB Records Center. For further information regarding the new LLC application, please see Ul# 766060-2016-0397-BIB, FFL#8-25-07203
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 5 violations.
|1||478.123(a)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of firearms manufactured or acquired. 🔗|
|2||478.123(b)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of dispositions to other licensees. 🔗|
|3||478.123(d)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of dispositions to non-licensees. 🔗|
|4||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|5||478.124(c)(1)||Failure to obtain a Form 4473 showing the transferee's name, sex, address, date and place of birth, and other required information. 🔗|
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