Hotalen, William Rodney Jr.
Hotalen Sporting ArmsWarning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 7 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||May 1, 2021|
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. 80 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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The inspection results warrant a warning conference as the licensee did not execute an ATF Form 4473 prior to transferring a firearm. However, IOl redacted is offering an alternate recommendation of Violas WL ONLY and No Recall Inspection for the following reasons. The violation warranting a warning conference occurred when the licensee contacted NICS on 9/12/15, to conduct a background check of a purchaser. The purchaser was delayed. The licensee suggested the transferee provide a social security number to avoid another delayed response. When the second NICS check was conducted, the licensee ensured an ATF Form 4473 was completed. The licensee also appears to be a low volume dealer, having only six firearms in inventory and 53 forms on file at the time of inspection and/or review period. The licensee has only been in business for 5 years, and has not had a compliance inspection conducted during this time, as well as all discrepancies/violation occurred while conducting his business in the state of New York. Due to North Myrtle Beach zoning requirements, the licensee will only be allowed to sell firearms online and at gun shows, which will decrease the amount of transactions conducted by the licensee.
Name of Entity - Hotalen, William FFL /COMP- 1-57-05880 Lead - redacted Narrative: A firearms compliance investigation was conducted. The licensee was cited accordingly. Results of the inspection warrant a warning conference as the FFL did not execute an ATF F4473. However IOI redacted offered an alternate recommendation of Viols WL ONLY and No recall for a number of reasons (see IOI's recommendation). AS redacted concurs with the alternate recommendation based on the reasons provided by IOI redacted. Assignment forwarded to DIO for review. Last Inspection Date: 7/20/17 E-mailed to FEL Actions-Charlotte/Examiner redactedr
Cuncur with the alternate recommendation for a warning letter in lieu of a warning conference.
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 7 violations.
|1||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|2||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|3||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. 🔗|
|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||478.124(a)||Failure to record the transfer of a firearm on a Form 4473. 🔗|
|7||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 »