Cole Distributing Inc
Cole DistributingWarning conference Revocation warranted
This gun manufacturer was cited for 1 violation. The inspection resulted in a warning conference.
A warning conference is held when a licensee has significant or repeat violations. During the conference, an area supervisor offers the licensee specific guidance on how to achieve compliance.
The licensee was found eligible for revocation. The majority of licensees whose violations merit revocation under ATF guidelines ultimately receive a lesser penalty from an ATF director of industry operations.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.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 25 hours conducting this inspection. 71 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning conference.
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(Exp 07/01/2016) Conduct full firearms mandatory FMI compliance inspection in accordance with applicable provisions of ATF H 5030.2C and the 2015 Domain Assessment. This compliance inspection will be conducted concurrently with the Recall inspection for the Type 08 for this licensee. A recall inspection was scheduled for this licensee, however it has been significantly delayed at the request of CE while waiting for the U.S Attorney to act on criminal charges. The recall concerns will be resolved during the compliance inspections.
The current inspection on Cole Distributing's Type 07 FFL # 4-61-02904 (Ul #775045-2016-0188-BIB) warranted a recommendation of Warning Letter due to the percentage of acquisition and disposition errors in the A & D record, however due to the violations disclosed during the Compliance Inspection on Cole Distributing's Type 08 FFL #4-61-01433 (Ul # 775045-2016-0161-BIB) which resulted in a recommendation of revocation, IOI redacted recommends revocation of Cole Distributing’s Type 07 FFL # 4-61-02904 as well. Both licenses have the same responsible persons . No referrals were submitted.
The Inspection of this FFL would typically result in the recommendation of ROV and WL for one violation of 27 CFR 478.123 redactednstances of errors in the manufacturer's A&D records. However, violations cited during the concurrent inspection of Cole Distributing’s Type 08-Importer's FFL resulted in the recommendation of Revocation. Therefore revocation is of this FFL is also recommended. Reference Cole Distributing’s Type 08 FFL 4-61 -01433, Ul 775045-2016-0161. Pll sent to DIO redacted on 5/17/2016 for recommendation. DIO led warning conference held on 10/4/2016. Follow-up letter mailed. Pll sent to the FFLC on 10/26/2016.
The licensee has been inspected in 2012 and had a qualification inspection in 2007. The 2012 inspection resulted in DIO WC in lieu of Revocation. Previously, the licensee held a license as a sole proprietor. That license was inspected in 2007 and 2001. The 2007 inspection resulted in a DIO WC in lieu of Revocation. The license was issued in 1997. This inspection yielded the licensee missi redacted rearms econciliation, which is a repeat violation from 2012 and 2007. This is also an increase of missing firearms, wit redacted issing in 2012 an redacted issing in 2007. This licensee also maintains another license that was inspected at the same time as this license. See Ul#775045-2016-0161 Additionally, the licensee has been subject to multiple CE investigations, redacted unlawful importation of armor piercing ammunition and improperly destroyed mach After reviewing the circumstances, including Mr. Cole’s death, DIO changed the recommendation to DIO held Warning Conference.
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 »