Hunter's Den, Inc.Warning letter Revocation warranted
This gun dealer was cited for 4 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.
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.
|Type||Dealer in firearms|
|Expiry||Sep 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 78 hours conducting this inspection. 164 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Recall Inspection - you MUST notify the Area Supervisor prior to commencing your onsite. Please provide the date of your anticipated onsite so that the proper reporting to division staff may be done.
Alternate Recommendation : Four violations were found and cited during this inspection. All four violations cited during this inspection were repeat violations from previous inspections. A Report of Violations was issued to the licensee. Because of the repeat violations cited, a strict reading of the Administrative Action policy would allow for a recommendation of Revocation. However, the licensee was found during this inspection to have a compliance rate of 99.7% in regards to the A&D books and inventory, and was found to have a compliance rate of 97.91% compliance rate in regards to the ATF Forms 4473 . The violations found would only meet the threshold of a Report of Violations issued only if this was the licensee’s first inspection. Because the compliance rate for this licensee is so high, and the number of instances of violations found was lower than found in previous inspections, willfulness to not abide by the regulations cannot be articulated. It is recommended that the licensee be issued a Warning Letter to address the violations found, specifically the ATF Form 4473 Certification Section errors, with no Recall Inspection .
Hunter’s Den, Inc. was previously the subject of a Warning Conference in 2015 with the Harrisburg Area Supervisor. This recall inspection disclosed significant improvements in most areas. While there is still room for improvement, this licensee has implemented the compliance plan worked out with the Area Supervisor during the warning conference. Current and previous inspection violation statistics are provided below for comparison. Please note, the licensee saw a 25% increase in ATF Form 4473 transfers during the 2016-17 inspection period, making their improvement all the more significant. 2015 2017 4473s reviewed 1,344 1,670 - 25% Increase Violations Cited: Certification Section redacted redacted - 33% Reduction Section A redacted redacted 90% Reduction Other redacted redacted 80% Reduction A&D Discrepancies redacted redacted - violation not cited in 2015 inspection Multiple Sale redacted redacted - 100% Reduction Alternate of warning letter, no recall, in lieu of revocation to administrative action policy requirement of revocation for repeat violations is appropriate as; 1. Willfulness is not evident, 2. The error rate is neglig ble relative to the business volume, 3. There is no evidence of straw sales /trafficking, 4. There are no unresolved traces or missing inventory, 5. There are no dispositions to prohibited individuals, nor apparent threat to [possibly missing text] public safety.
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 4 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)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|4||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »