Fta Firearms. Inc.Warning letter
This gun manufacturer was cited for 3 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||Manufacturer of firearms|
|Expiry||Jan 1, 2024|
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 38 hours conducting this inspection. 104 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Conduct a full-scope compliance inspection. Ensure compliance with recordkeeping, reporting, and marking.
Based upon the Federal Firearms Administrative Action Policy and Procedures, a Warning Conference is warranted for the licensee failing to engrave a firearm that was manufactured with the licensee’s name, city, and state. However, IOI redacted is recommending a Warning Letter with no Recall Inspection in lieu of a Warning Conference be considered. FTA Firearms, Inc. has had only one compliance inspection since the issuance of the license. At the time of that inspection, the company hadn’t previously manufactured firearms and the overall result of the inspection was that there were no violations cited. Based upon the interview during the current inspection, Mr. Dodd claimed that he did not fully understand the marking requirements that must be present when assembling frames into finished firearms. His belief was that adding pre-fabricated parts to an already serialized frame constituted gunsmithing activities. Mr. Dodd was given a detailed explanation of what constitutes manufacturing in accordance with ATF guidelines and all applicable rulings were provided and fully explained to him. In the future however, Mr. Dodd stated that all manufactured firearms will be marked within 7 days of their completion. Lastly, the manufactured firearm that has been cited is a serialized Glock frame. Since all other required markings are present, this does provide fair traceability and should be further taken into consideration when making a final determination.
Concur with the assigned IOIs recommendation for a warning letter.
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 3 violations.
|1||478.92(a)(1)||Failure by a manufacturer or importer to mark frames or receivers with required information. 🔗|
|2||478.123(a)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of firearms manufactured or acquired. 🔗|
|3||478.123(b)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of dispositions to other licensees. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »