RTT Firearms LLC
RTT FirearmsWarning conference Revocation warranted
This gun manufacturer was cited for 14 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.
|Type||Manufacturer of firearms|
|Expiry||Jul 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 236.5 hours conducting this inspection. 181 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning conference.
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Conduct a full scope SWB - DE compliance inspection while evaluating for trafficking indicators; Assure compliance with current provisions of GCA . In vetting information provided by the attached referral, investigate manufacturer processes and scrutinize recordkeeping for proper adherence to the GCA. *NOTE: Retain hardcopies of issued ROV (if any) and/or Ack of Regs for file retention.
Revocation is recommended based on knowingly making false representation with respect to information required on redacted ATF Forms 4473 .
Field inspection performed 12/14/16-02/10/17; a ROV was issued for twelve recordkeeping violations, a single conduct of business violation and a single licensing violation. Although the licensee's false representation redacted ATF Forms 4473 merits Revocation by policy, it is alternatively recommended that the license receive a Warning Conference (with a Recall lnspection) as (1.) although the licensee performed the transactions away from his licensed premises, a full NiCS check was run (with none of the purchasers being prohibited) and a 4473 completed for redacted transactions, (2.) the licensee had a filed and pending COA for the previously-licensed, off-premise location where the identified transactions occurred, (3.) redacted improper transactions occurring after the COA application was received by the FFLC), (4.) the violation for conducting business at a location other than the licensed premises (itself) merits a Warning Conference, and (5.) redacted remaining identified violations merit a Warning Letter or less in response. With HQ/ DAD concurrence, a DIO -led WC was held with the licensee on 08/01/17; a WC follow-up letter was sent to the licensee (via certified post with return receipt) on 08/11/17. A Recall inspection has staged for compliance reassessment; no further field action required at this time.
A full scope compliance inspection was conducted December 14, 2016 through February 10, 2017. During the inspection it was determined that on redacted separate occasions the licensee sold firearms away from his licensed business premises. Alredacted transactions occurred at the licensee’s previously licensed business premises located in Marysvale, Utah. The licensee previously held a FFL at the Utah location from June 25, 2015 through June 27, 2016. However, on June 27, 2016 a Change of Address (COA) application moving this FFL to the current premises in Lake Havasu City, Arizona was approved. From June 27, 2016 through December 14, 2016 the Utah location did not hold any FFL. During that time, on redacted separate transactions redacted firearms were sold from the Utah location. All sales were confirmed through forward traces. Each of the corresponding ATF Forms 4473 for these sales indicated on questions 31 and 32 that the sales were made by the Lake Havasu City FFL. The licensee admitted that these sales occurred at the unlicensed business premises. Although the licensee conducted business away from his licensed business premises, all sales were completed on an ATF Form 4473 and the required NICS check was conducted appropriately. Additionally, this is the licensee’s first compliance inspection. Due to these reasons, I am making an alternate recommendation of DIO Warning Conference in lieu of Revocation. DIO Warning Conference was held with the licensee on August 1, 2017. A post DIO Warning conference was sent to the licensee on August 8, 2017.
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 14 violations.
|1||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. 🔗|
|2||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. 🔗|
|3||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|4||478.124(a)||Failure to record the transfer of a firearm on a Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||478.102(a)||Failure to conduct or complete a NICS check before transferring a firearm. 🔗|
|6||478.131(a)(2)||Failure to retain a copy of a purchaser's permit or license for a background check-exempt transaction. 🔗|
|7||478.50||Conducting business at a location away from the licensed premises. 🔗|
|8||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. 🔗|
|9||478.123(a)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of firearms manufactured or acquired. 🔗|
|10||478.123(b)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of dispositions to other licensees. 🔗|
|11||478.123(d)||Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of dispositions to non-licensees. 🔗|
|12||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|13||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|14||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »