Ballistic FirearmsWarning letter
This gun manufacturer was cited for 8 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||Jun 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 39.5 hours conducting this inspection. 271 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Conduct an onsite inspection to determine if the manufacturer licensee is operating in compliance with all Federal firearms laws and regulations. Determine if the premises are adequate to conduct the business requested in the license. Advise the licensee of all pertinent laws and regulations.
Although the licensee's 68% failure rate in correctly recording the required acquisition entries and 18.4% failure rate in correctly recording the disposition entries meets the level of a Warning Conference, the IOIs recommend that a Report of Violations be issued in conjunction with a warning letter and recall inspection . This recommendation is due to this being the licensee's first compliance inspection, there were no traces back to this licensee and no missing firearms. Further, the firearms that were transferred without a NICS check were transferred to the redacted with the understanding that gifting a firearm was legal. IOI redacted conducted a criminal history check on the redacted and no prohibiting information was found. The IOIs advised the conducted a criminal history records check on the licensee of the violation and educated him on the proper and legal method of transferring a firearm in compliance with the GCA .
An Inspection was conducted to determine if the licensee is operating in compliance with Federal Firearms Laws and regulations. The inspection disclosed 8 violations to include failing for maintain an accurate Acquisition & Disposition ( A & D ) Record and failing to conduct the required NICS check. The results of the inspection rise to the level of a Warning Conference, however, it is recommended that a Warning Letter be issued with a recall inspection conducted within 2 years. The compliance inspection is the first compliance inspection conducted at the license premises. The A & D record violation was for failing to correctly enter the acquisition and disposition information. All acquistions and dispositions were entered timely but incorrect or incomplete information was recorded. The failing to conduct the NICS checks was due to the licensee gifting firearms redacted. The licensee thought that this was a proper transfer. A background check determined that the redacted was not prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms.
Concur with alternative recommendation of Warning Letter and 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 8 violations.
|1||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|2||478.102(a)||Failure to conduct or complete a NICS check before transferring a firearm. 🔗|
|3||478.123(a)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of firearms manufactured or acquired. 🔗|
|4||478.123(c)||Failure by a manufacturer to properly employ an alternate recordkeeping system. 🔗|
|5||478.124(b)||Failure to maintain ordered records of all Forms 4473. 🔗|
|6||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|7||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|8||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. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »