Michael T. Loftin
Loftin's Bait ShopWarning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 5 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.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.
|Type||Dealer in 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 125.5 hours conducting this inspection. 104 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Conduct full recall compliance inspection; see previous 3 inspections for related violations.
Alternate - Violations Warning Letter Only and No Recall Inspection A Warning Conference could be warranted based on the following violations: •Failure to timely and/or correctly record acquisition entries: redacted instances, 100% •Missing redacted firearms after inventory reconciliation (i.e. no records of disposition ). Basis for alternate recommendation: All but redacted of the acquisition errors consisted of either the wrong firearm type (e.g. auto, pump, bolt, etc.) or a lack of FFL number or address from whom the firearm was received. The licensee has recorded acquisition entries in this manner since the inception of the license in 1986. The licensee has had three (3) compliance inspections since 2011 and no A&D violations were ever cited. The redacted missing firearms were all acquired between 1986 and 1990 and recorded in the licensee’s original A&D record from that time period. The licensee stated he never presented the old A&D record during previous inspections since the entries were more than twenty (20) years old. IOI redacted believes an alternate recommendation is justified because the licensee expressed a strong desire to be compliant with Federal firearms laws and regulations and IOI redacted believes the most recent A&D errors would have been avoided if cited during previous inspections. Also, the missing firearms would have been discovered during prior inspections if the licensee had presented the old A&D record to ATF and if ATF would have had the opportunity to reconcile this A&D record during those inspections Note: These percentages of A&D errors do not correspond to the percentages in the Other Statistics Worksheet. Per the instructions of Area Supervisor (AS) redacted, the total number of instances were entered into Worksheet #1. These instances go back twenty (20) years. Also per the instructions of AS redacted, the percentages used in the recommendation were based off of the past twelve (12) months of transactions.
Note: Updated 1/13/16 DIO concurrence recvd, for WL ILO WC - with a recall inspection . AS redacted updated recommendation from WL without recall to WL with recall in agreement with DIO. Warning Letter mailed to Licensee on 1/13/2016 Pending DIO concurrence: A Warning Letter in lieu of a Warning Conference (WL ILO WC) without a recall inspection is recommended ( ROV issued). - A compliance inspection was initiated on 10/19/2015 and completed on 12/08/2015 at the licensed premises in Bypass, AL. The inspection disclosed five violations: 27 CFR 478.21(a) – redacted form (#30a error): 27 CFR 478.39(a) – redacted instance failed to notify ATF of a theft (notified local PD only); 27 CFR 478.124(c)(1) – redacted forms (#2 error, #s11K and 11L blank); 27 CFR 478.124(c)(5) – redacted form (#36 blank); and 27 CFR 478.125(e) – redacted instances (this # includes redacted unreconciled missing firearms from between 1986 - 1990. A/S redacted concurs with the alternate recommendation of a WL ILO WC. All but redacted of the acquisition errors consisted of either the wrong firearm type (e.g. auto, pump, bolt, etc.) or a lack of FFL number or address from whom the firearm was received. The licensee did not present the old A&D record during past inspections, therefore ATF did not have the opportunity to review or reconcile the A&D prior to this inspection. There were no missing firearms during the last 5 years, all traces were completed timely, and no missing forms were disclosed. The IOI is confident that the FFL will not repeat the violations if the new procedures are implemented as intended. E-mailed to: DIO Kevin Boydston 12-15-2015 Note: Updated 1/13/16 DIO concurrence recvd, for WL ILO WC - with a recall inspection. AS redacted updated recommendation from WL without recall to WL with recall in agreement with DIO. Warning Letter mailed to Licensee on 1/13/2016
The DIO has reviewed the narrative report and supporting documentation for this case. He concurs with the alternate recommendation of warning letter in lieu of a warning conference because of the follwing circumstances: The licensee had a large number of A&D violations, however, previous inspections since 1986 did not document any A&D violations. In addition, the licensee had redacted missing guns that go back over 15 years and previous inspections never involved the review of this older A&D Record Book. Lastly, the lead IOI believes that this licensee understands the violations that were cited and that he will ensure future compliance. The DIO believed that a recll inspection should be conducted due to the types of violations that were documented and cited.
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 5 violations.
|1||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|2||478.39a||Failure to appropriately report the theft or loss of a firearm from a licensee's inventory. 🔗|
|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)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||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 »