Powder Keg LLC
Powder Keg LLCWarning letter
This gun manufacturer was cited for 2 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||Manufacturer of firearms|
|Expiry||Apr 1, 2022|
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 41 hours conducting this inspection. 138 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Document, "ATF FIELD OPERATIONS - FY2016 CODING GUIDELINES" p7: Recall investigations for final dispositions recommendations of DIO WC i/l/o Revocation, WC , WL , and ROV must be submitted to the AS in NSPECT within two years from the onsite end date of the assignment that generated the recall. The last compliance investigation resulted in a warning conference.
This is the licensee's third compliance inspection since beginning business in 2010. Both previous inspections resulted in warning conferences. The current inspection rises to the level of a third warning conference due to the citation of one (1) repetitive violation. Out of fourteen (14) firearm acquisitions, the licensee failed to correctly record redacted firearm acquisitions in the A/D bound book record (a 35% error rate). Also, the licensee failed to correctly record redacted firearm dispositions in the A/D bound book record (a 14% error rate). Because the results of the current inspection rise to the level of a third warning conference and the first violation is repetitive in nature, a DIO held warning conference and Recall inspection could be recommended. However, only redacted instances of a single violation rises to the level of a warning conference. Also, the violation occurred due to unique circumstances. (i.e. ATF requested that the licensee re-mark the serial numbers of redacted firearms that he manufactured and the FFL forgot to update his A/D Book with the new markings). Finally, the licensee voluntarily attended an ATF FFL Seminar conducted on August 18, 2016 that was held in Indianapolis, IN. Therefore, the Acting DIO believes that future compliance can be obtained by recommending a warning letter and a recall inspection in lieu of a warning conference. A warning letter was sent via return receipt requested certified mail on 08/24/2016. On 09/06/2016 the licensee indicated that he had received the warning letter by signing the return receipt.
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 2 violations.
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »