High Bridge Arms, IncRevocation/denial of renewal
This gun importer was cited for 10 violations. The inspection resulted in revocation/denial of renewal.
A final disposition of revocation/denial of renewal means that ATF officials concluded the dealer must lose its license. This requires a determination that the licensee wilfully violated regulations or is otherwise ineligible to remain in business. The licensee will either have their license revoked after a specified period of time, or be unable to renew their license once it expires.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.
|Type||Importer of 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 397 hours conducting this inspection. 223 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of revocation/denial of renewal.
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Recommend Revocation / Denial of Renewal Application based upon the following multiple repeat violations, for which the licensee has previously received a Warning Letter: •27 CFR 478.125(e) - Failure to properly maintain Acquisition & Disposition Records Additionally, this inspection resulted in the filing of ATF Theft / Loss report F20150000740 for a total of 71 firearms (representing 22% of the FFLs inventory). •27 CFR 478.126a - Failure to report the multiple sales or other disposition of pistols and revolvers. •27 CFR 478.124(c)(5) - Failure to sign and date or correctly date the Firearms Transaction Record ( ATF Form 4473 - Section D) at the time when the documented firearm was transferred. •27 CFR 478.124(c)(3)(iv) - Failure to obtain / document information regarding requirements of section 478.102 (sales or deliveries of firearms) and record on the form the date on which the licensee contacted DROS, as well as any responses provided by the system, including any identification number provided by the system. •27 CFR 124(c)(3)(i) - Failure to record on the ATF Form 4473 the type, ID number and expiration date of the identification document used to verify the identity of the transferee and alternate documentation showing current resident address. •27 CFR 478.124(c)(1) - Failure to obtain information (or accurate information) required on ATF Form 4473 (Section A). •27 CFR 478.21(a) - Failure to complete ATF Forms 4473 in accordance with instructions found on the form. Further, the licensee committed the following violation: •27 CFR 478.128(c): - Licensee knowingly committed a false statement on the Acquisition and Disposition Record Book, information required by the Act; resulting in a straw purchase .
In review of the inspection I concur with the recommendation of revocation. The licensee (agent of) willfully participated in a straw sale of a state prohibited person because he did not want to refund the customers deposit on a firearm and therefor allowed allowed his father to take possession after receiving a denial notice for the customer from CAL DOJ. In addition the licensee repo redacted firearms as missing without any form of accountability of the dispositions. The responsible person stated that they retain no accountability or oversight over the daily retail operations of the business, this following a warning letter on their past inspection. In addition the FFL was subject to repeat warning conferences in 2006 and 2007 under former FFL 9-94-86875, all with repeat violations.
Due to the numerous, repeated serious violations of the Gun Control Act , DIO Root concurs with the recommendation to revoke the Federal Firearms License.
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||478.21(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)(4)||Failure to record on Form 4473 the manufacturer, importer, type, model, caliber or gauge, and serial number of the firearm being transferred. 🔗|
|4||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|6||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. 🔗|
|7||478.122(a)||Failure by an importer to maintain an accurate acquisition record. 🔗|
|8||478.122(d)||Failure by an importer to maintain an accurate record of dispositions to non-licensees. 🔗|
|9||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|10||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »