Ron Peterson Firearms LLCWarning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 4 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||Dec 1, 2021|
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 217.75 hours conducting this inspection. 51 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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SWB . CONDUCT A FULL COMPLIANCE INSPECTION. SECONDARY MARKET TRACE PROJECT - QUERY IN ETRACE, ALL USED FIREARMS THAT WERE ACQUIRED IN THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS - INCLUDE ONLY FIREARM DESCRIPTION INFORMATION AND THE DATE OF TRANSFER. IF A FIREARM "HITS’ ON A TRACE, THIS INFORMATION WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE SECONDARY MARKET INFORMATION WORKSHEETS, THE NTC WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA COMPLETION OF THE TRACES PERFECTED WORKSHEET AND THE RESULTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO YOUR NARRATIVE REPORT AND ATTACHED AS AN EXHIBIT. REFERENCE EMAIL DATED 11/5/15 AND ATTACHMENTS.
The licensee was cited for four (4) separate violations. The violations include: a “NO” answer to Item 11a, on the ATF F 4473 redacted instance): blank answers to 11i & 11j redacted instance of each), on the ATF F 4473; redacted missing firearms after the inventory was completed: and failure to complete [redacted[ Multiple Handgun Sales Reports. The licensee has an extensive inspection history. However, in the last 5 years, only one (1), of the four (4) violations, cited was repeat, in nature: 27 CFR 478.124(c)(1). The total number of violations, related to ATF F 4473 errors ( Multiple Sales Reports, included), amounted to less than 0.2% of all the forms reviewed during the inspection period. Of the (3) ATF F 4473s that had violations where the transferee appeared to have been prohibited, criminal histories were performed and none were found to be prohibited. In addition, of the redacted missing firearms, redacted were older firearms, stripped and used primarily for parts. Because of all this information, along with the high volume of acquisitions/dispositions, and inventory the licensee has, it is recommended the licensee receive a Warning Letter Only, with No Recall Inspection . In addition, it is recommended the Federal Firearms Licensing Center (FFLC) add the licensee's EIN redacted the the Federal Licensing System (FLS).
As a result of the compliance inspection, the licensee failed to record the disposition of redacted firearms redacted of the firearms were parts guns. A theft/loss report for the redacted firearms was submitted. (error rate of .2% of firearms in inventory) (repeat of 2010 inspection) The licensee failed to report the multiple sales of handguns in redacted instances (5760 forms reviewed with approximate error rate of .16%) One violation was a repeat violation from the 2012 inspection for which the licensee failed to ensure that prohibited questions were answered in redacted instances (error rate of .03%). There were redacted firearms in inventory, redacted firearms disposed and 5760 forms reviewed for the inspection period. There were redacted traces to the licensee redacted completed by the licensee and redacted completed by the IOI . One referral was generated possible straw purchase witnessed by the IOI while in the parking lot of the retail store. Ron Peterson Firearms LLC is the largest and oldest licensee in the State of NM.
Subsequent to review, Acting DIO redacted concurs with AS redacted's alternate recommendation due to mitigating reduction of repeat violation frequency, consideration for <1% error rates for identified violations, and that the repeated failure to timely report multiple sales fell beyond the 5-year limitation threshold for elevated administrative action .
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 4 violations.
|1||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|2||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. 🔗|
|3||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|4||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 »