Franker Enterprises Inc.
Back Acre Gun WorksWarning letter Revocation warranted
This gun manufacturer was cited for 10 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.
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.
|Type||Manufacturer of firearms|
|Expiry||Jun 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 175 hours conducting this inspection. 261 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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RECALL : Conduct Full Recall Inspection on or after 11/21/2016. Watch for repeat violations. Determine if licensee deals in NFA , on the internet or at gun shows. Determine if Special Attention Flags may be removed. Onsite end date of previous inspection: 11/20/2015. Query NForce for any criminal enforcement (CE) investigations involving the applicant or FFL .
Original recommendation dated 4/25/2017 but due to numerous rewrites/updates advised by Area Supervisor, a new (same) recommendation with a new date was added.
This licensee does have repeat violations however, they do not rise to the level of revocation. Additionally, this inspection was conducted four days prior to the last onsite date, therefore, A/S redacted further recommends violations of late dispositions that the licensee may have been able to correct had this inspection been initiated after the last on-site date not be used in consideration of adverse action taken against the licensee.
Alt Recommendation ( WL and Recall ): ATF conducted this inspection prematurely, subjecting it and all evidence collected from it to FOPA. As such, there are substantial legal liabilities associated with this inspection, making a WL and Recall the best course of action to take for this inspection.
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 10 violations.
|1||478.123(a)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of firearms manufactured or acquired. 🔗|
|2||478.123(d)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of dispositions to non-licensees. 🔗|
|3||478.92(a)(1)(ii)(C)||Failure by a manufacturer or importer to mark frames or receivers with its name and the name of the foreign manufacturer if applicable. 🔗|
|4||478.92(a)(1)(ii)(D)||Failure by a manufacturer or importer to mark frames or receivers with the city and state where the manufacturer is located. 🔗|
|5||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|6||478.102(c)||Failure to initiate a new background check after more than 30 days have elapsed from the initial check. 🔗|
|7||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. 🔗|
|8||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. 🔗|
|9||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|10||478.121(c)||Knowingly making false entries in the acquisition and disposition record. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »