Shagena, Thomas A.
Guns For AmericaRevocation/denial of renewal
This gun dealer was cited for 5 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ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.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 82 hours conducting this inspection. 200 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of revocation/denial of renewal.
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Firearms recall compliance inspection. Inspect after January 15, 2015.
On March 23, 2015, ATF Investigator redacted initiated a firearms recall compliance inspection on Thomas A. Shagena d/b/a Guns For America (GFA). Investigator redacted attempted to conduct this inspection on March 23, 2015, however, the shop was closed and listed phone numbers for Mr. Shagena were disconnected. On March 24, 2015, lnvestigator redacted was able to locate Mr. Shagena, where he and redacted are currently working, at the Nashville Armory. The inspection commenced on this date and covered the period of March 23, 2014 through March 22, 2015. Five violations were cited. A closing conference was conducted on March 30, 2015. Revocation of this license is recommended. Three changes need to be made to the Federal Licensing System (FLS) database as follows: Mr. Shagena has disconnected the premises telephone and is using his cell phone as a contact number. FLS needs to be corrected to reflect 615-347-1056 as the store telephone number. Since Mr. Shagena is no longer keeping regular business hours, he has no need for employees; therefore, the follow personnel should be removed as being responsible persons : redacted. The FLS database also has Mr. Shagena’s date of birth incorrectly list as "redacted", his correct birthdate is redacted; FLS needs to be updated to reflect the correct date of birth.
The licensee has failed to file a Report of Multiple Sales redacted times in each of the past three inspections. During an inspection in June 2008, the licensee failed to file a Report of Multiple Sales redacted occasions and had five other violations. A Warning Letter was issued. During an inspection in January 2014, the licensee failed to file a Report of Multiple Sales redacted occasions and had 13 other violations. A DIO Led Warning Conference was held in February 2014. During this inspection, the licensee failed to file a Report of Multiple Sales redacted occasions and had four other violations. I concur with lOI's recommendation for revocation due to repeated wilful violations for the failure to report multiple sales.
The DIO concurs with the recommendation of revocation. This licensee has already attended a DIO-Led warning conference in 2014 and he continues to repeat the same violations. This current inspection documented five violations, four of which are repeat violations from inspections in 2008 and 2014. On September 21, 2015, IOI redacted hand delivered a copy of the Final Notice of Revocation to Mr. Shagena. Copy is attached in Source Documents. Mr. Shagena has liquidated all of his firearms and is in the process of mailing his firearms records to ATF. ATF has Mr. Shagen's FFL and it will be mailed back to the FFLC. The Nashville FD will not close this case until we confirm that Mr. Shagena's firearms records were received by ATF's OOB Records Center.
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||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|2||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|3||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. 🔗|
|4||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|5||478.99(a)||Sale or delivery of a firearm other than a long gun to an out-of-state resident. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »