Finnegan, Patrick H.
Shamrock Shooting PreserveWarning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 9 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.
|Dealer in firearms
|Jul 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 115 hours conducting this inspection. 225 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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D-4: Other High Risk Inspection (10+) Conduct full FFL DE Compliance Inspection FFL has no compliance history since 1996 See note attached to file
The violations cited merit a warning conference. However, Mr. Finnegan has never had a compliance inspection of his license (almost 24 years). The false entries on a required record related to the theft/loss of a firearm was redacted occurrence (non-systemic); willfulness could not be established. Mr. Finnegan was forthcoming in addressing the issue, and he stated that he was unsure about how to legitimately reconcile his A&D record. Additionally, the records violations are easily correctable with proper instruction. Similarly, Mr. Finnegan was receptive to implementing the corrective actions. As a result, IOI redacted requests an alternative recommendation of a warning letter with a recall inspection .
I concur with the alternate recommendation of WL and no Recall inspection for the following reasons: The violations cited merit a Warning Conference. However, Mr. Finnegan has never had a compliance inspection in his 24 years of licensure, the false entries on a required record related to the theft/loss was unusual and non-systemic, and Mr. Finnegan was forthcoming in addressing the issue. Additionally, the records violations are easily correctable with proper instruction.
Although violations warrant consideration of a Warning Conference, a Warning Letter and Recall is recommended based on the lack of inspection history, this being the firest compliance inspection since FFL received license over 20 years ago.
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.
|Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗
|Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗
|Failure to obtain a Form 4473 showing the transferee's name, sex, address, date and place of birth, and other required information. 🔗
|Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗
|Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗
|Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗
|Sale or delivery of a firearm to a person who is prohibited from possessing it under state law. 🔗
|Knowingly making false entries in the acquisition and disposition record. 🔗
|Failure to appropriately report the theft or loss of a firearm from a licensee's inventory. 🔗
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »