Grooms, Teddy Marcus & Graham, Shanae Elizabeth
Grooms TacticalWarning conference Revocation warranted
This gun dealer was cited for 9 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ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.
|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 135 hours conducting this inspection. 118 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning conference.
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Possible dealing away from licensed premises (specifically, out of their vehicle). See email pertaining to firearms sold online. Obtain the names of all websites that the FFL sells firearms from. Forward trace firearms as applicable.
The licensee was subject to a firearms compliance inspection August 24, 2016 through September 28, 2016. The licensee was cited for nine violations. Specific to the recomm n of Revocation, the licensee was cited for the following: 27 CFR 478.50 - Licensee conducted business away from the licensed premises redactedcasions and 27 CFR 478.128(c) - The licensee knowingly made false statements and/or representation with respect to the information required by the provisions of the Gun Control Act i redactedtance. Specifically, through forward traces the Investigator verified the licensee sold firearms off-premise on at lea redacted asions. The licensee was asked repeatedly throughout the inspection if they had ever conducted business away from the licensee business premise (their personal residence), and the licensee had always responded "no." Following the investigator's forward traces, the licensee told the Investigator that one of his customer's, redacted had called to tell him that the ATF had meet with him to discuss his firearms purchases and where they had taken place. The Investiaator spoke with redacted and he confirmed that he met the licensee off-premise to purchase the firearm. When asked about his conversation with redacted whether or not he had anything to say, the licensee said, “nope, I’m caught.” Additionally, in response to the Report of Violations the licensee stated that he thought his license would be in danger if he was caught dealing away from his licensed premises and that’s why he had said that all business transactions had occurred at his business premises. Although the licensee’s false statements to the IOI concerning the off-site sales is unacceptable, the licensee did not falsify any required records. Nowhere on the ATF Form 4473 or in the A&D Record did the licensee make any false statements. Thus, the licensee’s false statements to the IOI are not actionable under 27 CFR 478.128(c). Additionally, the licensee completed an ATF Form 4473 and conducted the required background check on all off-sites sales. There were no transferred conducted without background checks and no transfers to prohibited persons. Therefore, I am recommending a DIO Waring Conference in lieu of Revocation. DIO WC was held on 1/26/2017. A post DIO WC letter was sent to the licensee on 1/30/2017.
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 9 violations.
|1||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. 🔗|
|2||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|3||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|4||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||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. 🔗|
|6||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|7||478.129(b)||Failure to retain Forms 4473 for the required duration of time. 🔗|
|8||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|9||478.50||Conducting business at a location away from the licensed premises. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »