Sanko, Theodore J
Northwest Kansas PawnbrokersWarning letter
This gun pawnbroker 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||Pawnbroker in firearms|
|Expiry||Feb 1, 2024|
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 59 hours conducting this inspection. 205 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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DIO Warning Conference conducted on 6/30/2016. Conduct recall inspection after 3/3/2017.
ALTERNATE RECOMMENDATION : Warning Letter - No Recall The inspection meets the standard for Warning Conference under the current Administrative Action Policy, ATF O 5370.1 C (2/21/2017). The licensee was cited for repeat violations: Violation-1 - failure to accurately maintain the A&D record which resulted in the reported loss of redacted firearm - WL at Sec. 6 (c)(7); and Violation-2 - failure to obtain complete information on the F4473s in questions 11 (i.e. redacted forms - Blocks 11k/11l were left blank). Similar violations were addressed with the licensee during a DIO held Warning Conference in 2016 - WC at Sec. 6.d.(4)(f). (The licensee also attended AS Warning Conferences in 2008 and 2011). Two additional repeat violations do not rise to the level of administrative action. JUSTIFICATION FOR ALTERNATE: Although willfulness can be established based upon the licensee’s extensive inspection history, the number of inventory discrepancies has decreased from redacted in 2016 to redacted in the current inspection. Additionally the licensee's error rate among the Forms 4473 remained relatively the same (5% to 7%) among 108 forms completed in the past year. Of the redacted forms with blank answers in Blocks 11, all but one involved the same non-prohibited, repeat pawn customer. The licensee estimates the pawning of firearms accounts for 75% of its firearms business. None of the violations appears to have negatively affected public safety. The licensee is a low-volume pawnbroker in rural northwest Kansas and conducts less than 140 transfers annually. As a pawnbroker, the licensee is a Kansas Priority-2 dealer and will be inspected on a five-year cycle. AS Review: 4/25/17 Sent to DIO: 4/25/17 DIO concurs: 4/26/17 WL sent: 4/26/17 DE staged for 2019 Pll sent: 4/26/17
Concur with alternate for warning letter
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||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|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||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|4||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. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »