Schueler, Lafond, Spry & AssociatesWarning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 7 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, 2022|
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 84.5 hours conducting this inspection. 147 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Warning Letter in lieu of Warning Conference and no recall inspection is recommended. This recommendation is based on the following: -This is the business’ first contact with ATF since receiving the license in 2001. -The prohibited sale of handguns to an out of state resident was the transfer of redacted handguns to the Responsible Person , who stated he was under the assumption that he was the licensee. -This business does not conduct transfers or sales to non-licensees and acts only as a distributor between licensed firearms manufacturers and dealers. -This business has not received any trace requests since receiving this license in 2001. -Though this business completed a large portion of their firearms transfers (redacted) away from their business premises, business appears to have slowed in recent years with only redacted transfers away from the business premises in the past year. -Mr. Schueler was given instruction on premises covered by this license and subsequently followed up with ATF Representatives at the SHOT Show and now understands that he can no longer conduct business away from the premises identified on the license. -Mr. Schueler related he will sell the business this year and let this license expire on October 1, 2016.
Concur with the recommendation of Warning Letter in lieu of Warning Conference and no recall . This is the first inspection of the FFL since receiving the license in 2001 and the license was received in 2001 with no onsite or telephone call application inspection. Violation numbers 3, 4, 6 and 7 were the result of redacted transfer to the responsible person and sole owner who was unaware that such a transfer was not allowed but now fully understands the requirement. While the FFL did transfer a large amount of firearms away from the business premise the FFL was under the belief that the practice was acceptable and lawful. Once the FFL was informed this business practice is unacceptable the practice was immediately ceased. In addition, due to the fact the FFL will be going OOB in October of this year a Warning Conference does not seem necessary when all violations and corrective actions have already been explained to the FFL. With DIO concurrend WL signed by A/S redacted and mailed on 3/10/16. In addition, to address the DIO's question in change of control vs change of name there was no change in control. Schueler has always been the sole corporate officer and the other two individuals have always been employees. With Spry retiring the corporation name was changed to Schueler, Lafond & Associates. Per the lOI’s comment in the narrative report this change was made with the State of IL and no actual change in control occurred and the EIN remained the same. The licensing center will issue a new license with the name Schueler, Lafond & Associates per the request from the amended application that was submitted.
DIO concurs with a 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 7 violations.
|1||478.50||Conducting business at a location away from the licensed premises. 🔗|
|2||478.53||Failure to receive endorsement from the ATF within 30 days of changing the trade name of the business. 🔗|
|3||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|4||478.99(a)||Sale or delivery of a firearm other than a long gun to an out-of-state resident. 🔗|
|5||478.102(a)||Failure to conduct or complete a NICS check before transferring a firearm. 🔗|
|6||478.124(a)||Failure to record the transfer of a firearm on a Form 4473. 🔗|
|7||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 »