Bluestem Farm & Ranch Supply, Inc.Warning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 7 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||Jul 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 84 hours conducting this inspection. 64 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 in FY 2016. Licensee has never been inspected and averages over 1,000 dispositions annually. Licensee self-reported a possible straw purchase for 8/10/2015 to duty IOI redacted - referral generated.
ALTERNATE RECOMMENDATION : One violation cited met the minimum requirements for a Warning Conference per the current Adverse Action Policy - Item #d (7): Failure to file Multiple Sale Reports when legally required in redacted instances. The licensee has been in business for over 35 years and this was their first compliance inspection. In addition, the licensee has instituted an internal control - Reviewing ATF Forms 4473 prior to filing the form to double check if a Multiple Sale Report is required.
ALTERNATE RECOMMENATION: WARNING LETTER with Recall . Inspection meets the standard for Warning Conference under the Adverse Action Policy. The licensee was cited for failing to complete/submit reports of multiple handgun sales in redacted instances involving redacted firearms. Section 6.d.7. Additional violations include the failure to timely record disposition information for 5% of entries in the A&D record ( WL at 6.C.2); the transfer of a firearm in redacted instance to a person who appeared to be proh bited at the time of transfer (i.e., “Yes” to Block 11 b) (WL at 6.C.4); the failure to contact NlCS where the licensee accepted of a non-qualifying State permit (FL CCW) (WL at 6.o.9); and general Form 4473 violations not rising to the level of adverse action. JUSTIFICATION FOR ALTERNATE: This is the licensee’s first inspection since obtaining a FFL in 1979. The licensee does not “sell” handguns - rather it transfers handguns as an in-state transfer dealer. The licensee acquires/disposes 500 firearms annually and had 510 forms on file. It successfully completed redacted firearms traces in the previous 12 months. Firearms sold are primarily sporting rifles and shotguns. The licensee was receptive to the correct the action and showed a strong interest in staying compliant. 12/3/2015: Sent to DIO for review. 12/3/2015: DIO concurs with WL 12/7/2015: WL sent certied mail 12/7/2015: Recall staged 12/7/2015: Pll sent.
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 7 violations.
|1||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|2||478.99(c)(1)||Sale or delivery of a firearm or ammunition to a person who is under indictment for or has been convicted of a crime punishable by a prison term greater than one year. 🔗|
|3||478.102(a)(1)||Failure to contact NICS before completing a firearm transfer. 🔗|
|4||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. 🔗|
|5||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|6||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|7||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »