Bowers, Michael A.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.
|Type||Dealer in firearms|
|Expiry||Aug 1, 2022|
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 25 hours conducting this inspection. 196 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Compliance. Kansas Priority 3.
The Federal Licensing System (FLS) database needs to be updated with Bowers current telephone number redacted and email all other licensee information remains accurate.redacted ALTERNATE RECOMMENDATION : DIO LED WARNING CONFERENCE The inspection meets the standard for REVOCATION under the Adverse Action Policy for the licensee's failure to retain required GCA A&D records - Revocation at Sec. f.(5)(i). The licensee had not conducted transfer since July 2016 and a day before the compliance inspection was to take place he discovered that he could not find his A&D Record. Licensee stated that his wife had inadvertently thrown out the A&D Records when she was taking a large amount of items in for recycling near the end of December 2016. No other additional violations were cited. JUSTIFICATION FOR ALTERNATE: The licensee is a low volume dealer who acquired/disposed of only one firearm during the previous 12 months. The licensee has had this license since 1986, previous inspection resulted in no violations, and this is not a repeat violation. There were no thefts/losses reported. Licensee readily admitted responsibility for the errors and completed corrective action as soon as possible and completed before the time allotted.
ALTERNATE RECOMMENDATION : WARNING LETTER - RECALL The inspection meets the standard for REVOCATION under the current Administrative Action Policy, ATF O 5370.1C (2/21/2017). The licensee was cited for failing to maintain an A&D record - Revocation at Sec 6.f.(5)(h). JUSTIFICATION FOR ALTERNATE: The violation does not appear to meet the standard for willfulness and did not negatively affect public safety. The licensee explained that his A&D record had accidently been thrown out with recycling paperwork in December 2016, and that he failed to create create a replacement copy because he was unsure how to proceed. Prior to the close of the inspection, the licensee successfully recreated his entire A&D record dating back to the receipt of his FFL in 1986. There were no other violations cited. The licensee is a low-volume home dealer who does not maintain an inventory and transferred only one (1) firearm in the previous 12 months. There were no traces. The licensee was fully cooperative with the corrective action and accepted responsibility for the error. KC III will conduct future inspections on at least a 5-year cycle. AS reviewed: 4/11/17 Sent to DIO : 4/12/17 DIOCocurs: 4/14/17 WL sent: 4/17/17 Recall staged for FY 2019 Pll sent: 4/17/17
Concur with alternate for warning letter.
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.
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »