Schafer, Norman Joseph
NweRevocation/denial of renewal
This gun dealer was cited for 6 violations. The inspection resulted in revocation/denial of renewal.
A final disposition of revocation/denial of renewal means that ATF officials concluded the dealer must lose its license. This requires a determination that the licensee wilfully violated regulations or is otherwise ineligible to remain in business. The licensee will either have their license revoked after a specified period of time, or be unable to renew their license once it expires.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.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 220 hours conducting this inspection. 148 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of revocation/denial of renewal.
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In the FLS database, change the home address of Mr. Norman Schafer to redacted.
12/9/14: A full compliance Inspection was conducted on 9/18/2014. A report of violations was issued to include failure to complete redacted multiple sales reports for handgun transactions. In addition, the FFL had a high volume of firearms traced to individuals involved in an illegal narcotic investigation. Although ATF CE found the dealer to be cooperative in their investigation, I recommend that an in person conference be held to discuss the violations and internal control mechanisms that could contribute to enhanced public safety. 4/7/15: A warning conference on 2/26/15 disclosed additional information in which the licensee has knowingly allowed a prohibited person who is in control of his business to possess firearms, after being instructed to remove the person from the business it was determined that the prohibited individual was still conducting transfers as of 3/3/15. In addition the licensee has continually failed to report multiple hand gun sales after being instructed to do so on 9/18/2014. Based on the new findings I am recommending revocation of the FFL based on willful disregard to ATF laws and regulations.
I concur with AS in that a warning conference should be conducted. The licensee failed to report multiple dispositions of firearms on at lead redacted occasions. The licensee denied knowledge of his responsibilities to this end - which is a basic and well known requirement. Also being in a relatively remote location of California the licensee has been the recipient of a significant number of trace inquiries. The AS should work with the licensee to ensure he understands his obligations under the GCA to improve traceability of firearms and his obligations to report multiple sales of firearms as appropriate. On 26 Febuary 2015, the warning conference was held with the licensee. The licensee has continued to fail to report multiple sales of subject firearms, even after being directed to and warned to report such sales. Moreover, the licensee's son, a prohibited person, was found to be managing the licensee business under the direction of the licensee. Accordingly on 22 April 2015, Divisin management, inclusive of division counsel, review and is in agreement that we should pursue revocation.
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 6 violations.
|1||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|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)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|6||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »