Griswolds, Inc.Warning letter
This gun pawnbroker 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||Pawnbroker in firearms|
|Expiry||Apr 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 71.5 hours conducting this inspection. 226 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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As a result of a June 2014 compliance inspection, a WL was sent. Conduct a full recall compliance inspection. SECONDARY MARKET TRACE PROJECT - QUERY IN ETRACE, ALL USED FIREARMS THAT WERE ACQUIRED IN THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS - INCLUDE ONLY FIREARM DESCRIPTION INFORMATION AND THE DATE OF TRANSFER. IF A FIREARM "HITS' ON A TRACE, THIS INFORMATION WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE SECONDARY MARKET INFORMATION WORKSHEETS, THE NTC WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA COMPLETION OF THE TRACES PERFECTED WORKSHEET AND THE RESULTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO YOUR NARRATIVE REPORT AND ATTACHED AS AN EXHIBIT. REFERENCE EMAIL DATED 11/5/15 AND ATTACHMENTS.
The licensee was issued ATF F 5030.5, Report of Violations, for five (5) separate violations. While four (4) violations (related to ATF F 4473s ) were repeat, in nature, they represented less than 1% of the total ATF F 4473s reviewed during the inspection period, and on all occasions, it represented redacted instance of each issue. For all instances regarding 4473 issues, NCIC checks were conducted, with no prohibiting factors being discovered. The remaining violation (Multiple Handgun Sale) was an issue the licensee had never encountered in the past. As a result, it is recommended the licensee be issued a Warning Letter without being scheduled for a Recall Inspection .
As a result of the compliance inspection, the licensee failed to ensure that purchasers properly completed ATF Form 4473 at the time of purchase in redacted instance (redacted instances during the 2014 inspection); failed to conduct NICS after the initial 30 days in redacted instance (redacted instances in the 2014 inspection); failed to ensure purchasers properly completed prohibiting questions in redacted instances in the 2014 inspection); failed to obtain identification information in redacted instance redacted instances in the 2014 inspection) and failed to report redacted multiple sale of handguns. Four of the cited violations were repeat from the 2014 inspection with all violations reflecting improvement from the 2014 inspection During the 2014 compliance inspection, eight violations were cited and a Warning Letter was sent. A Warning Letter was also sent as a result of the 2012 inspection. There were redacted firearms in inventory, redacted acquisitions and redacted dispositions and 437 forms for the previous 12 months redacted acquisitions and redacted dispositions and 770 forms for the inspection period). There were zero traces within the inspection period.
Based on the licensee's improvement from the previous inspection, I concur with the Investigator and Area Supervisor’s alternate recommendation of Warning Letter and No recall .
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||478.21(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||478.102(c)||Failure to initiate a new background check after more than 30 days have elapsed from the initial check. 🔗|
|5||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »