Cooper Technical Services, inc.Warning letter
This gun manufacturer was cited for 11 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||Manufacturer of firearms|
|Expiry||Oct 1, 2023|
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 139 hours conducting this inspection. 167 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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A Report of Violations was issued and a Warning Letter is recommended. Current inspection results disclosed 11 violations, eight stemming from errors/omissions on the Licensee’s ATF F 4473s . Based upon these violations, a Warning Conference is warranted, however a Warning Letter is recommended due to the following: 1 .When considering the Licensee’s A&D errors, there is evidence of a lack of understanding of requirements and not a disregard of record keeping requirements. For example, the Licensee recorded the names of the owners of repair firearms in the acquisition section, but repeatedly failed to record their addresses in the disposition section, believing that it was not a requirement to record the when it was the same owner receiving his/her firearm. These A&D disposition errors were redacted dispositions redacted that result in a 14.3% error rate, exceeding the allowed threshold for a Warning Letter redacted Preventative measures were discussed with the Licensee and the Licensee has already implemented some measures such as a firearm label system as described in the Closing Actions section of this report. 2, The high error rates of the ATF F 4473 are inflated due to a low tally of forms and proportionately high number of erroneous forms. For example, as only 16 forms were on file for review, redacted certification errors are exaggerated by the final statistic of 25%. Similarly, the failure to record any ID redacted 16 forms (12.5%) slightly exceeds the Warning Letter threshold|U21|G0j). 3. The inspection period was expanded to include the relatively small number of ATF F 4473s on file (16 total) beginning 9/2011 when Cooper Technical Services was issued its Type 07 FFL . It is worth noting the majority of ATF F 4473s that are cited in this report were completed prior to 2014 when an improvement in form completion is seen.
Due to the nature of the violations, the DIO concurs with the assigned lOI's recommendation for a 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 11 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||478.124(a)||Failure to record the transfer of a firearm on a Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|6||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. 🔗|
|7||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|8||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|9||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. 🔗|
|10||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|11||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »