Empire Arms Inc
Ea Tactical / Empire ArmsRevocation/denial of renewal
This gun manufacturer was cited for 5 violations. The inspection resulted in revocation/denial of renewal.
A final disposition of revocation/denial of renewal means that ATF officials concluded the dealer must lose its license. This requires a determination that the licensee wilfully violated regulations or is otherwise ineligible to remain in business. The licensee will either have their license revoked after a specified period of time, or be unable to renew their license once it expires.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.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 50 hours conducting this inspection. 77 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of revocation/denial of renewal.
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Conduct a full scope SWB - DE (Manufacturer) compliance inspection while evaluating for trafficking indicators; Assure compliance with current provisions of GCA . Retain hardcopies of issued ROV (if any) and/or Ack of Regs for file retention.
Field inspection attempted multiple times from 04/13-08/20/15; despite telephonic contact made with RP on 05/12/15, licensee has (1.) failed to grant access to records and inventory for the purpose of inspection, has (2.) failed to submit a request for COA after commercial premise lease was revoked as of 07/01/15. has (3.) failed to return response to multiple voice mail messages, and has (4.) failed to return response to issued Notice of Abandonment (sent to all known addresses for the RP). Licensee has been identified as being in violation of three recordkeeping and two administrative violations. Revocation is merited due to the licensee's failure to grant ATF entry and inspection of records and inventory. The Final Notice of Revocation, with an effective date of revocation of 12/15/15, was hand delivered to licensee on 12/15/15; as of February 18, 2016 the licensee did not file an appeal to revocation. Licensee is revoked - No further field action required. All records were obtained, assembled and forwarded to the Out of Business Records Center. License is revoked - No further field action required.
Onsite compliance inspection was initiated on April 13, 2015. Licensed business premise was found locked and no one present. Attempts to contact the sole responsible person , Solomon Williams, via telephone and email were unsuccessful from April 13, 2015 through May 11,2015. On May 12, 2015, Mr. Solomon contacted the ATF Investigator and explained that he had been sick and in the hospital. Attempts to contact Mr. Solomon in order to conduct an inspection were unsuccessful from May 13, 2015 through June 22, 2015. On June 23, 2015, Mr. Solomon contacted the ATF Investigator and stated that he had been sick again, but was working with the landlord in order to gain access to his business premise. On July 10, 2015 the landlord of the business premise contacted the ATF Investigator and stated that Mr. Solomon no longer had use of the business premise. Attempts to contact Mr. Solomon from June 24, 2015 through August 4, 2015 were unsuccessful. On August 4, 2015, a Notice of Abandonment was sent certified-return receipt to Mr. Solomon's last three known addresses. Confirmation of delivery of all three letters was received; however, the return receipts were not signed as no one could be located at any of the three locations. As of August 28, 2015, the licensee has not contacted ATF. Therefore, I concur with the Investigator and Area Supervisor's recommendation to revoke the Federal Firearms License held by Empire Arms, Inc.
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 5 violations.
|1||478.23(b)||Failure to grant an ATF officer entry or access to the premises during business hours. 🔗|
|2||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|3||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|4||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||18 USC 923(g)(5)(A)||Failure to submit record information required by the Attorney General. (This citation is often used to enforce the requirement for licensees in Southwest border states to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles.) 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »