Decatur Rural King Supply Inc.
Rural KingWarning conference Revocation warranted
This gun dealer was cited for 9 violations. 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ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.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||Dealer in 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 159.5 hours conducting this inspection. 142 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning conference.
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Please conduct a full firearms inspection of this FFL . This inspection is to include a full inventory of firearms and a records review of all ATF Fs 4473 for the inspection period.
On April 28, 2016, Industry Operations Investigator redacted initiated an unannounced Compliance Inspection of Federal Firearms Licensee ( FFL ), Decatur Rural King Supply Inc. (RK), doing business as Rural King. RK holds a Type 01, Dealer of Firearms FFL. During the on-site inspection, IOI redacted assisted IOl redacted. The period of inspection was April 28, 2015 through April 28, 2016. IOIs were on-site April 28, April 29, May 2, and May 3. On June 28, 2016, IOI redacted held a closing conference with Decatur Rural King Supply Inc., and issued the licensee a Report of Violations for nine violations. The licensee facilitated 3 Straw Purchases by transferring firearms to nonlicensees while having reasonable cause to believe the transferees were disqualified by law from receiving the firearms. Based on the reasons listed above combined with the totality of the Report of Violations, Renewal Application. IOI recommends Revocation / Denial of Renewal Application.
Concur with revocation of FFL . Licensee was cited for facilitating 3 straw sales . While not at this specific store, the licensee had been previously cited for handling transactions in the same manner (straw sale on delay). Coupled with the results of the Fort Wayne Rural King Supply inspection (UI772085-2016-0125) this licensee has demonstrated knowledge of the law and regulations that govern their business (evidenced by their own SOP's) and willfully failed to adhear to both their own SOP's, Federal law and reguations. Report forwarded to the DIO for review 7/22/16. DIO WC held July 28, 2016. Follow up letter mailed October 27, 2016 (letter delayed until new written procedures received from the FFL and FFL Guard)
DIO is recommending a standard warning conference for the following reasons. 1. This is the first compliance inspection for this licensed location. 2. In response to a recent compliance inspection of another Rural King location in Fort Wayne, IN, the Rural King Corporation has retained the services of FFL Guard to assist with coming into compliance with the Federal Firearms Regulations. 3. In response to the Fort Wayne inspection, Rural King Corporate Officers and their FFL Guard representatives had a meeting with the Chicagio Field Division DIO, Division Counsel, Merrillville Supervisor, and Columbus Field Division DIO to address major changes to their operations that are designed to ensure compliance, and dramatically decrease poss ble attempts at conducting straw transactions across all of their licensed locations. The changes include upgrades in software, networking all licensd locations under the corporation, as well as an enhanced training program being implemented throughout the licensed operations. The changes are in the process of being implemented, and the software upgrades were expected to be in place by August 1,2016. These changes demonstrate a proactive response to the violations, and high level of awareness of the seriousness of the violations, and a willingness to make changes to address necessary corrective measures.
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 9 violations.
|1||478.128(c)||False statement or representation by a licensee regarding any information or records required by the Gun Control Act. This carries a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and/or one year imprisonment. 🔗|
|2||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|3||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. 🔗|
|4||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|6||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. 🔗|
|7||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|8||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|9||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 »