Hyne, Kent Charles
This gun dealer was cited for 3 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||Apr 1, 2023|
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 59.5 hours conducting this inspection. 99 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Please conduct a Disposition Emphasis compliance inspection, to include a complete inventory and review of all ATF Forms 4473 available for the inspection period. Verify ownership, responsible persons status and contact information. Document each finding, and enter all required information into N-SPECT . NOTE: this licensee is subject to a NICS referral, also please verify EIN. This inspection Is assigned pursuant to the FY2016 Domain Assessment in relation to the transfer of redacted. A firearm was transferred to a DENIED person.
ATF IOI redacted and redacted conducted an unannounced onsite firearms compliance inspection of type 01. Dealer of Firearms, Federal Firearms Licensee Charles Hyne ( DBA Island) on 02/01/2016. The closing conference was held with the licensee on 02/11/2016. The inspection period ranged from 01/01/2015 to 02/01/2016. The inspection was conducted to determine compliance with Federal firearms laws and regulations. Additionally, this inspection was conducted as a result of a referral of information from FBI NICS . This licensee is the subject of a NICS referral in relation to the transfer of redacted and the transfer of a firearm to a "DENIED” person (as the result of a NICS background check.) Three violations were issued. I recommend a warning letter be sent to this licensee in lieu of revocation of the license. This alternate recommendation is made on the basis that this was the only incident of this nature in Mr. Hyne's compliance history, Also taken into consideration is Mr. Hyne's explanation that the violation resulted from a “mistake” and Mr. Hyne's action to proactively correct the "mistake".
This Inspection Involved zero Inventory and the examination pf redacted FOrms 4473 . inspection resulted In 3 violations.For the past one year the licensee disposed redacted firearms. This inspection resulted in 3 violations. Notably, the licensee was cited redacted instance for transferring a firearm prior to receiving information from the NICS that the transfer was lawful. The licensee, upon only his second use of the NICS e-Check, failed to open the NICS e-mail response that contained a DENY response. This licensee is low volume dealer. He responded quickly and effectively upon understanding that the transferee in question was DENIED, assuming responsibility for his failure. This failure was discussed with the licensee, fully addressed, and It appears that likelihood of a repeat violation Is low. The licensee asserts that this failure was in effect a mistake, and his explanation appears to be consistent with his internal firearms operations processess. A Warning Letter is recommended, with no recall Inspection .
At three violations stem from redacted transaction in which the licensee mis-read a denied NICS e-check reply as a proceed response and then failed lo create an appropriate redacted entry or retain the 4473 because he immediately retrieved the firearm from the customer and believed this had effectively negated the transaction. Due to an absence of traces, trafficking indicators, missing firearms, predecessor violations, and the licensee's self-initiated efforts lo disclose the violation to FBI NICS and recover the firearm, a warning letter with no recall inspection is the most appropriate outcome for this inspection. ATT O 5370.1B does not require any level of admin action in this case.
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 3 violations.
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »