Fountain Firearms Investments, Inc.Warning conference Revocation warranted
This gun dealer was cited for 15 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ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.
9478 Highway 6 South
Houston, TX 77083
Fort Bend County
|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 995.5 hours conducting this inspection. 1,064 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning conference.
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The following updates are needed in FLS: Please remove the trade name of Fountain Firearms on 5-76-28557. Since 2004, the licensee has had five compliance inspections. The inspection in 2004 resulted in a recall inspection based on two violations. The inspection in 2007 resulted in a WL , based on three violations, of which, two were repeat violations. The inspection in 2009 resulted in a WC and a recall inspection based on 13 violations, of which ten were repeat violations. This inspection also resulted in 23 missing firearms after ATF inventory, reported missing on F20090001753. The inspection in 2011 resulted in a WC with a WL, and a Recall Inspection, based on seven violations, of which five were repeat violations. This inspection also resulted in 11 missing firearms after ATF inventory, reported missing on F20110000963. The inspection in 2012 resulted in a WL and a Recall Inspection based on six violations, of which, all six were all repeat violations. This inspection also resulted redacted missing firearms after ATF inventory, reported missing on F20120001888. During the current inspection, the licensee was cited for 15 violations. Of the 15 violations, 12 violations were repeat. Of the 12 violations, seven of the violations had more instances than previous inspections. This inspection also resulted redacted missing firearms after ATF inventory, reported missing on F20130002058. There was redacted trace for the licensee within the inspection period. Given the licensee has had a Federal firearms license since 1984 has had some kind of adverse action and repeat violations in every compliance inspection they have ever had, has had missing firearms in every compliance inspection since 2009. Willfulness has been established for revocation.
Because of the length of time taken to complete the assignment, corrections and final review by the DIO , a DIO held warning conference is recommended in lieu of revocation. The license expires July 1,2017, if not timely renewed. If a DIO held warning conference is approved, a recall inspection will be conducted and completed prior to the license expiration date to determine current compliance.
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 15 violations.
|1||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|2||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. 🔗|
|3||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|4||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a 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.) 🔗|
|6||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|7||478.99(a)||Sale or delivery of a firearm other than a long gun to an out-of-state resident. 🔗|
|8||478.99(c)||Sale or transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person. 🔗|
|9||478.102(a)||Failure to conduct or complete a NICS check before transferring a firearm. 🔗|
|10||478.53||Failure to receive endorsement from the ATF within 30 days of changing the trade name of the business. 🔗|
|11||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|12||478.124(c)(3)(iii)||Failure to obtain required documentation showing an exception to the prohibition on transfers to nonimmigrant aliens. 🔗|
|13||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. 🔗|
|14||478.124(a)||Failure to record the transfer of a firearm on a Form 4473. 🔗|
|15||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 »