Rouse Grocery IncWarning 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.
|Type||Dealer in firearms|
|Expiry||Oct 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 46.5 hours conducting this inspection. 99 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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The licensee was cited for a total of 5 violations during this inspection of which 2 are repeat violations. According to ATF O 5370.1B the following violations cited during this inspection warrant Administrative Action : #1-Licensee failed to execute an ATF F 4473 in redacted instances. Each of these instances involved the transfer non-licensees. According to ATF O 5370.1B, this violation would warrant a Warning Conference. #2-Licensee failed to conduct a NICS background check prior to the transfer of a firearm to a non-licensee redacted instance. In this instance, the licensee accepted a Florida Concealed Weapons License as an alternative to conducting a NICS background check at the time of sale. According to ATF O 5370.1B, this violation would warrant a Warning Letter. #4. Licensee failed to complete and submit redacted ATF Form 3310.4 ( Multiple Sale Form) when required. This is a repeat violation from the last inspection in 2010 and would warrant a Warning Letter according to ATF O 5370.1B. In regards to Violation #1; the licensee stated that he was not aware that a 4473 was required on redacted. Investigator redacted conducted background checks on the individuals receiving firearms on redacted. The licensee stated that he has considered discontinuing sales redacted firearms. In regards to Violation #2; this transaction was completed by an employee who is no longer with the company. Vice President Stacey Rouse is currently the sole person responsible for completing all firearms related activities and has no plans to hire additional staff at this time. Mr. Rouse is aware that only Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses can be accepted as an alternative to conducting a NICS background check. Investigator redacted conducted a background check on this individual during the inspection and found no prohibiting information. In regards to Violation #4, this is a repeat violation from the 2010 inspection, but the licensee has shown improvement as the number of instances has decreased to redacted . Also, redacted occurred within approximately 2 weeks of the beginning of the unannounced inspection. During this time Vice President Stacey Rouse had been redacted and had not been working much. This is the licensee's 4th compliance inspection since the FFL was originally issued in 1997. The licensee has no previous adverse action history beyond the issuance of a Report of Violations. Only 1 of the violations cited during this inspection warrants a Warning Conference. The licensee stated several times during the inspection that business has significantly slowed down and he has considered discontinuing the FFL. Based on the considerations noted above, Investigator redacted alternatively recommends the issuance of a Warning Letter without a Recall Inspection . FFLC: please correct the business phone number on file from "redacted" to "(912) 285-7366"
This is the licensee's 4th compliance inspection since the FFL was originally issued in 1997. The licensee has no previous adverse action history beyond the issuance of a Report of Violations. Only 1 of the violations cited during this inspection warrants a Warning Conference. The licensee stated several times during the inspection that business has significantly slowed down and he has considered discontinuing the FFL. Based on the considerations noted above, Investigator redacted alternatively recommends the issuance of a Warning Letter without a Recall Inspection . Inspection report file was reviewed and concur with the recommendation of the IOI for a WL and No Recall based on the information provided.
Out of the five violations disclosed from this investigation, a total of three warrants an administrative action of a warning letter for the violation of 27 CFR 478.126a and 27 CFR 478.102(a)(1), and a warning conference for the violation of 27 CFR 478.124(a); however, based on no previous adverse actions involving this FFL , the recommendation of a warning letter is supported. The warning letter should be issued and a copy uploaded in NSPECT before closing the assignment by COB 9/30/2016. Emailed A/S redacted and SIOO redacted on 9/30/2016.
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||478.124(a)||Failure to record the transfer of a firearm on a Form 4473. 🔗|
|2||478.102(a)(1)||Failure to contact NICS before completing a firearm transfer. 🔗|
|3||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|4||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|5||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »