Epperson, CandaceSurrendered/out of business Revocation warranted
This gun dealer was cited for 13 violations. The inspection resulted in surrendered/out of business.
Licensees may opt to voluntary surrender their license and go out of business rather than face a penalty from the ATF. This outcome can occur regardless of the severity of the penalty faced by the licensee.
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ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.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 125.5 hours conducting this inspection. 119 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of surrendered/out of business.
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Firearms compliance inspection.
Thirteen violations were disclosed including selling a firearm off premises in a parking lot of another FFL and failure to have secure gun storage or safety devices avaiable at the licensed premises. Revocation is recommended.
The IOI has clearly established willful violations; including selling a personal firearm off premise without a 4473 and background check and failure to maintain a secure gun storage safety device for sale. The primary violation rising to the level of revocation disclosed during this inspection rests on the sale of a firearm off premise without a background check, ATF F 4473, or entry of the firearm in any record. It is undisputed that firearm in question was a personal firearm owned by the FFL prior to obtaining her FFL and she did not meet the requirements as outlined in 478.125a by logging the firearm into and out of the A&D record the sale. ATF FFL Newsletter March 2006 (pg. 6) is very clear that an FFL (sole proprietor) is prohibited from such transactions and the FFL was educated verbally and in writing on this issue prior to conducting the transaction. However, given that this is the first inspection of the FFL, I recommend that the DIO consider an alternate recommendation of a DIO lead WC in lieu of revocation.
This firearms compliance inspection resulted in thirteen violations to be cited to include: The licensee selling a personal firearm to an individual in the parking lot of another licensee. Mrs. Epperson also failed to ensure the completion of an ATF F 4473 or a TICS background check for that transaction; and, the licensee failing to have secure gun storage or safety devices available for sale at her licensed premises. The violation rising to the level of revocation is the sale of a firearm off premise without completion of an ATF F 4474, without a TICS check being conducted and, without any entry of that firearm transaction in any A&D Record Book. Even though the firearm in question was a personal firearm, owned by the licensee prior to obtaining her FFL , she did not meet the requirements of 478.125a. However, since this is the first inspection of the FFL, and she now understands how to handle personal firearms transactions, the DIO recommends that this licensee attend a DIO-Led Warning Conference in lieu of revocation. A DIO-Led warning conference was planned for March 15, 2016. However, the licensee contacted IOI Lockridge and advised that she did not wish to attend a warning conference and that she would just go out-of-business. IOI Lockridge had the licensee sign a discontinuance of business and submitted the required records to the ATF Out of Business Record Center. FLS shows the licensee as out of buiness by NTC.
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 13 violations.
|1||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|2||478.125a||Failure to properly maintain a personal firearms collection. 🔗|
|3||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|4||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. 🔗|
|5||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|6||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|7||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. 🔗|
|8||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|9||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|10||478.50||Conducting business at a location away from the licensed premises. 🔗|
|11||478.124(a)||Failure to record the transfer of a firearm on a Form 4473. 🔗|
|12||478.102(a)||Failure to conduct or complete a NICS check before transferring a firearm. 🔗|
|13||18 USC 922(z)||Failure to provide a secure gun storage or safety device when selling or transferring a handgun. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »