Mike Strong, Inc.
A Pawn ShopWarning letter
This gun pawnbroker was cited for 6 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ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.
519 N. Main St.
Newton, KS 67114
|Type||Pawnbroker 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 103.5 hours conducting this inspection. 144 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Conduct DE Compliance inspection. Licensee was linked to the recent workplace shooting in Hesston, KS.
Alternate Recommendation : From Warning Conference to Viols WL ONLY and Recall Inspection In August 2016, a compliance inspection of the licensee, Mike Strong, Inc. dba A Pawn Shop, was conducted. The inspection resulted in the identification of several violations of 27 CFR 478.125(e). Specifically, IOIs identified redacted acquisition related violations which was 12.3% of the licensee’s total acquisitions for the inspection period. According to ATF O 5370. IB, Section 6.d.1, the identification of acquisition related violations in redacted of the licensee's total acquisitions merits a warning conference. Justification for Alternate Recommendation: When the licensee began business in June 2010, it was unaware of how to enter firearms that were related to Internet transfers into its computer database, Pawn Master. Due to this, the licensee kept handwritten records as its official ATF acquisition and disposition records but also utilized Pawn Master as unofficial records to keep track of all firearms acquired and/or disposed of by the licensee that were related to pawns and/or inventory sales. During the course of business, the licensee explained that it became complacent in maintaining its handwritten records because its computer system contained the most current information regarding a majority of its firearms acquisitions and dispositions. Because of this, the licensee failed to log in redacted firearms into its handwritten (official) A&D record. These omissions accounted for 12.3% of the licensee’s total acquisitions forme inspection period. IOI redacted reviewed the licensee’s unofficial computerized records which contained the information required in 27 CFR 478.125(e). Additionally, all redacted firearms noted above were logged into the computerized records system. During the inspection, the licensee learned how to enter firearms related to Internet transfers into Pawn Master and advised redacted that it planned to convert its record keeping to a computerized record keeping system. redacted provided the licensee with a copy of ATF Ruling 2016-1 and advised the licensee of its retention requirements for its handwritten records. Since the licensee’s unofficial records contained the information required by regulation and because the licensee intends to utilize Pawn Master as its official records, it is recommended that a warning letter be mailed to the licensee and a recall inspection be conducted.
ALTERNATE RECOMMENDATION : WARNING LETTER - RECALL The inspection meets the standard for a Warning Conference under the current Administrative Action Policy (2/8/2013). The licensee was cited for failing to timely/correctly record acquisition information in the A&D record redacted instances - 12%) - WC at Sec. 6.d.(1). Additional violations meeting administrative action standards include Violation 1 - failure to timely/correctly record disposition information ( WL at Sec. 6.C.2); Violation 4- failure to record any ID on the F4473H forms/2%); and Violation 6 - failure to complete the Report of Multiple Handgun Sales form ! instance JUSTIFICATION FOR ALTERNATE: The licensee is a storefront pawnshop. This was the licensee’s first compliance inspection since obtaining the FFL in 2010. Because the licensee did not understand how to use its computerized A&D system to record Internet transfers, it had been using a hardcopy A&D book for its official record in conjunction with a computerized system. This duel record keeping method led to the discrepancies. Prior to closing, the licensee sought instruction on how to record Internet transfers through the computerized system as a means of consolidating its A&D information into one system per ATF Ruling 2016-1. No losses resulted from the inspection. The licensee hadj^ successful trace within the past 12 months. AS Review: 9/12/2016 Sent to DIO : 9/12/2016 DIO Concurs-9/12/2016 Warning Letter sent via certifed mail: 9/12/2016 Pll sent 9/12/2016
Concur with atlernate for warning letter.
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 6 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)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||478.99(c)||Sale or transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person. 🔗|
|6||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 »