RK Shares Inc.
Fort Wayne Rural King Supply Inc.Warning conference Revocation warranted
This gun dealer was cited for 13 violations. The inspection resulted in a warning conference.
A warning conference is held when a licensee has significant or repeat violations. During the conference, an area supervisor offers the licensee specific guidance on how to achieve compliance.
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.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.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 337.5 hours conducting this inspection. 276 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning conference.
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Please conduct a full firearms inspection of this FFL . This inspection is to include a full inventory of firearms and a records review of all ATF Fs 4473 for the inspection period.
On February 2, 2016, Industry Operations Investigator ( IOI ) redacted initiated an unannounced Compliance Inspection of Federal Firearms Licensee ( FFL ), RK Shares Inc., doing business as Fort Wayne Rural King Supply Inc. (FWRK). FWRK holds a Type 01, initiated an unannounced Compliance Inspection of Federal Dealer of Firearms FFL. During the on-site inspection, IOIs redacted and redacted assisted IOI redacted. The period of inspection was February 2, 2015 through February 2, 2016. IOIs were on on-site February 2 through February 6, February 8, and February 10, 2016. On March 24, 2016, IOI redacted and Industry Operations Area Supervisor redacted held a closing conference with the FWRK. During the closing conference, a Report of Violations was issued and a review of regulations was provided. IOI redacted issued RK Shares Inc. a Report of Violations for thirteen violations. One of the violations is related to the licensee being cited redacted instances of knowingly making false statements and representations in an effort to mask regulatory violations. redacted instances were straw purchases where the licensee had reasonable cause to believe the transferee was disqualified by law from receiving a firearm. The remaining redacted instances involved the licensee knowingly altering ATF Forms 4473 and ATF Forms 3310.4 in an effort to mask regulatory violations. Based on the reasons listed above combined with the totality of the Report of Violations, IOI redacted recommends Revocation / Denial of Renewal Application.
Concur with recommendation for revocation. While this is the FFL 's first inspection at this store it is clear the licensee knew of the legal requirements and failed to fulfill them. Licensee's SOPs outline the proper methods for conducting firearms sales and maintaining the proper records, however store personnel ignored their own SOPs. Further, the assistant store manager confessed to altering a Form 4473 in order to hide the violation of selling redacted receivers to an out of state resident. It is believed willfulness exists in the violations cited during this inspection and support a recommendation for revocation. Report forwarded to Chicago FD for review 4/29/16. DIO WC held July 28, 2016. Follow up letter mailed October 27, 2016 (delayed due to waiting on new written procedures from FFL and FFL Guard) recall staged.
DIO is recommending a DIO Held warning conference for the following reasons. 1. This is the first compliance inspection for this licensed location. 2. The Rural King Corporation has retained the services of FFL Guard to assist with coming into compliance with the Federal Firearms Regulations. 3. In response to this inspection, Rural King Corporate Officers and their FFL Guard representatives, had a meeting with the Chicago Field Division DIO, Division Counsel, Merrillville Supervisor, and Columbus Field Division DIO to address major changes to their operations that are designed to ensure compliance, and dramatically decrease possible attempts at conducting straw transactions across all of their licensed locations. The changes include upgrades in software, networking all licensd locations under the corporation, as well as an enhanced training program being implemented throughout the licensed operations. The changes are in the process of being implemented, and the software upgrades were expected to be in place by August 1, 2016. These changes demonstrate a proactive response to the violations, and high level of awareness of the seriousness of the violations, and a willingness to make changes to address necessary corrective measures.
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 13 violations.
|1||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|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||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|6||478.124(c)(4)||Failure to record on Form 4473 the manufacturer, importer, type, model, caliber or gauge, and serial number of the firearm being transferred. 🔗|
|7||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|8||478.99(a)||Sale or delivery of a firearm other than a long gun to an out-of-state resident. 🔗|
|9||478.99(c)||Sale or transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person. 🔗|
|10||478.129(b)||Failure to retain Forms 4473 for the required duration of time. 🔗|
|11||478.129(c)||Failure to retain certain forms for at least five years. 🔗|
|12||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|13||478.128(c)||False statement or representation by a licensee regarding any information or records required by the Gun Control Act. This carries a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine and/or one year imprisonment. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »