Culpepper, Charles W
This gun manufacturer was cited for 3 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.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.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 69 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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Please conduct a Disposition Emphasis compliance inspection, to include a complete inventory and review of all ATF Forms 4473 available for the inspection period. Verify ownership, responsible persons status, and contact information. Document each finding, and enter all required information into N-SPECT .
On 10/31/2016 Charleston, WV Senior Industry Operations Investigator redacted (SIOI) accompanied Charleston Criminal Enforcement Special Agents and the Charleston Police Department in the investigation of a firearms theft of Federal firearms licensee Charles Culpepper. The theft occurred at Mr. Culpepper's home located at redacted where Mr. Culpepper had moved firearms from his Dunbar, WV licensed premises. SIOl redacted began a full compliance disposition emphasis inspection on the licensee after the interview by law enforcement officials. On redacted occasions the licensee failed to record the sale of a firearm to a non-licensee on an ATF Form 4473 , which merits that a Warning Conference be held with the licensee. However, it is recommended that the licensee be sent a Warning Letter instead, because he is in the process of going out of business and until that time, a warning letter will suffice in achieving compliance with the license. He is a low volume dealer who sold his business premises, and must vacate the premises within the next three months. Within this timeframe, he plans to submit his records and license to ATF.
The licensee has been licensed since October 1999. At that time, the licensee received an application inspection. The licensee has been inspected in 2009, where they received a warning conference. Subsequent inspections in 2010 and 2014 revealed no violations. The current inspection yielded three violations were cited to include: 27 CFR 478.39a, failure to report theft of firearms in redacted instances (only reported to local police). 27 CFR 478.124(a) licensee failed to complete ATF Form 4473 for redacted instances redacted completed but did not execute form 4473, and 27 CFR478.125(e) whereas the licensee failed to report the acquisition of redacted firearm, which was a repeat violation from 2009. All necessary corrections were made and the licensee is in the process of going out of business. He is a low volume dealer who sold his business premises, and must vacate the premises within the next three months. Within this timeframe, he plans to go out of business and submit his records and license to ATF. The lead IOI and Area Supervisor recommend a warning letter. DIO concurs with that recommendation.
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 3 violations.
|1||478.39a||Failure to appropriately report the theft or loss of a firearm from a licensee's inventory. 🔗|
|2||478.124(a)||Failure to record the transfer of a firearm on a Form 4473. 🔗|
|3||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 »