Ford Brothers Inc
Ford Brothers Inc AuctioneersWarning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 16 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.
|Type||Dealer in firearms|
|Expiry||Apr 1, 2022|
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. 285 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Senior Investigator (SI) redacted conducted compliance inspections of the three Ford Brothers Inc. (Ford Brothers) Federal Firearms licenses between August 29, 2016 and August 31, 2016. The period of inspection was September 1, 2015 to the present date. SI redacted conducted these three inspections in order as follows: 1. August 29-London, FFL 4-61-05693, Ul #0151 2. August 30 - Somerset, FFL 4-61-05191, Ul #0149 3. August 31 - Somerset and Mt. Vernon, FFL 4-61-05692, Ul #0150 I redacted recommends issuance of a Warning Letter for the 16 violations cited during this inspection of the Somerset location. Although two violations warrant holding a Warning Conference, Sl redacted recommends a Warning Letter because this is the first compliance inspection and because the RPs and employees have shown a desire to understand and comply with the regulations. The licensee organized a seminar, conducted by SI redacted, for the owners and 16 employees to discuss record keeping requirements and best practices. During this seminar many pertinent questions were asked which indicated that the owners and employees were absorbing the information provided during the inspection, closing conference and seminar.
Inspection resulted in the issuance of an ROV for 16 violations, two of which rose to the level of a WC . SIOl redacted recommends an Alternate Recommendation of a WL in lieu of WC with Recall Inspection . Pll recommending approval of Alternate Recommendation forwarded to LFD DIO on 11/1/16.
This is the first compliance inspection since the licensee was licensed in 2013. This inspection was conducted concurrently with the licensee's other licenses. The licensee was cited for (1) 27 CFR 478.125(e) - which was attributed to a systemic misunderstanding of how to properly record firearms acquisition information; and (2) 27 CFR 478.102(a) for accepting a non-qualifying permit in lieu of a NICS check on redacted occasion, among fourteen other violations. The licensee made immediate corrective action as directed by the IOI and then organized a training session for all owners and employees of the business with SIOI redacted of all three FFL 's held by the company and has instituted additional internal control measures recommended by SIOI redacted that should ensure future compliance with the regulations. The lead IOI and Area Supervisor recommend a warning letter in lieu of a warning conference. DIO concurrs.
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 16 violations.
|1||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|2||478.99(c)||Sale or transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person. 🔗|
|3||478.102(a)||Failure to conduct or complete a NICS check before transferring a firearm. 🔗|
|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||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|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||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|10||478.131(a)(2)||Failure to retain a copy of a purchaser's permit or license for a background check-exempt transaction. 🔗|
|11||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|12||478.124(b)||Failure to maintain ordered records of all Forms 4473. 🔗|
|13||478.129(b)||Failure to retain Forms 4473 for the required duration of time. 🔗|
|14||18 USC 922(z)||Failure to provide a secure gun storage or safety device when selling or transferring a handgun. 🔗|
|15||478.103(a)||Failure to provide a Youth Handgun Safety Act notice to each handgun purchaser. 🔗|
|16||478.103(d)||Failure to post a Youth Handgun Safety Act sign on the premises. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »