Grand Valley Sporting Goods Inc.Warning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 5 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 54 hours conducting this inspection. 339 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 Recall Inspection to determine compliance with Federal firearms laws and regulations. Verify compliance with applicable State, County and local laws, including compliance with zoning and licensure requirements. Review the areas that were in violation during the previous inspection and verify if they have been corrected. Conduct 100% inventory of firearms.
Alternate Recommendation : Warning Letter and Recall Inspection Per ATF Order 5370.1B, the licensee would fall under a warning conference for the transfer of a handgun to out-of-state resident, a violation of 27 CFR 478.99(a). A recommendation of Warning Letter and Recall Inspection is being recommended because of the following circumstances regarding the transfer: The transferee is a resident of Texas and has family in the licensee’s area. Because he holds a Texas Concealed Handgun License (which is accepted in Michigan to carry concealed) the transferee wanted to bring his firearm to Michigan for the summer. Although he could have legally shipped it to himself in care of a family member, he chose to transfer the firearm from a Texas FFL holder to the licensee to ensure compliance with federal law. Unfortunately, however, the licensee could not legally return the firearm to him. Although the licensee has attended three warning conferences in the past five years, the three violations which were repeated warran' an ROV only under the Order. The violation of 27 CFR 478.102(a) (accepting a non-qualifying State issued permit in lieu of NICS ) warrants a Warning Letter per the Order. The licensee was cited for 27 CFR 102(a) in the past under different circumstances (return ol consignment firearms without a NICS check). The transferee was not prohibited in regards to his criminal history. The licensee has never been associated with a trace, theft/loss or missing firearm. The licensee conducts special orders and internet transfers only, and does not maintain an inventory or advertise firearms sales online.
Three of the five violations merit a warning conference under ATF O 5370. 1B. Failure to record any ID on less than redacted of Forms 4473 examined triggers a warning letter but is a repeat violation escalating to a warning conference. Acceptance of a non-qualifying State permit as a NICS substitute on redacted occasions also triggers a warning letter but is a repeat violation escalating to a warning conference. Acceptance of a non-qualifying State permit as a NICS substitute on redacted occasions also triggers a warning letter but is a repeat violation escalating to a warning conference. And transfer of a handgun to an out-of-state resident triggers a warning conference. I recommend a warning letter with recall inspection as the most appropriate outcome for this inspection. This is based on the licensee's lack of traces since inception of business in 2004, lack cf thefts/losses from Inventory, lack of multiple sales , lack of trafficking indicators, and lack of an on-hand inventory, which greatly reduces the risk to public safety posed by this business. It is also important to note that all three of the warning conference-level violations were associated with the same transaction, so there was no pattern of errors across the spectrum of transactions performed during the inspection period. Nonetheless, this licensee's poor compliance record indicates it still has not developed sufficient internal controls and its operations warrant continued scrutiny through recall 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 5 violations.
|1||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. 🔗|
|2||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|3||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|4||478.102(a)||Failure to conduct or complete a NICS check before transferring a firearm. 🔗|
|5||478.99(a)||Sale or delivery of a firearm other than a long gun to an out-of-state resident. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »