Blue Snow Wolf Productions, LLC
BSW ProductionsWarning letter
This gun dealer 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.
|Type||Dealer in firearms|
|Expiry||May 1, 2021|
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 35.5 hours conducting this inspection. 84 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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The inspection should be conducted in accordance with the “Firearms Disposition Emphasis Inspection Quick Reference Guide."
Under current policy, a warning conference would be justified for a licensee who failed to record the transferee’s identification on more than redacted (80%) of the ATF Forms 4473 examined; However, the recommendation for a warning letter is being made based on the fact this was the first compliance inspection for BSW Productions, and neither this FFL nor its only responsible person previously held an ATF issued license. In addition, the FFL had an exceptionally low volume of ATF Forms 4473 transfers redacted since being licensed (1.2 years), and each transferee presented a valid permit from Georgia [“Georgia Weapons Carry License” GWCL] which qualified as an exemption to NICS . Mr. Wight made copies of each transferee’s driver’s license and GWCL and attached it to their respective ATF Form 4473, which is his standard operating procedure. Mr. Wight followed proper protocol to correct each ATF Form 4473 and did so immediately awareness of the violation. On July 12, 2016, IOI redacted conducted OpenFox queries for each transferee. The results did not disclose prohibitive information.
Recommendation: Violations Warning Letter ONLY and No Recall Inspection . Alternate Recommendation Justification: Based on the current Administrative Action Policy’s record keeping violations, a warning conference would be justified for a licensee who failed to record the transferee’s identification on more than redacted of the ATF F 4473s - in this case 80% of the redacted ATF Forms 4473 examined were missing the identification information. The licensee violated 27 CFR 478.2A redacted instances), 478.124(c)(4 redacted instances), 478.124(c)(5) [reacted] instances, and 478.125(e) redacted instance. Additionally this was the FFL 's first ATF compliance inspection, these violations occurred on the redacted ATF F 4473s on file for 1 1/2 years the licensee been in business Furthermore, each transferee presented a valid permit from Georgia ["Georgia Weapons Carry License" (GWCL)], which qualifies as an exemption to NICS . The licensee made copies of each transferee's driver’s license and GWCL and attached it to their respective ATF Form 4473, which is his standard operating procedure. The licensee immediately followed proper protocol to correct each ATF Form 4473. NOTE: On July 12, 2016, OpenFox queries for each transferee was conducted, results did not disclose any prohibitive information.
The field investigation disclosed a total of five violations of which two warrants an administrative action for the following: 27 CFR 478 125(e) warrants a warning letter ( WL ) for the failure to timely and/or correctly record the required acquisition entries for the receipt of a firearm, involving percent or more of the licensee’s total acquisitions during the inspection period. 27 CFR 478.124(c)(3)(i) warrants a warning conference ( WC ) for the failure to record any ID on redacted ATF Forms 4473 , involving redacted percent or more of Forms 4473 examined, which was five forms. Based on the fact that this is the FFLs first investigation since the issuance onhe license, a final decision of a warning letter is submitted with no recall investigation.
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||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|2||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|3||478.124(c)(4)||Failure to record on Form 4473 the manufacturer, importer, type, model, caliber or gauge, and serial number of the firearm being transferred. 🔗|
|4||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||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 »