Shark Coast Tactical, LLCSettlement Revocation warranted
This gun pawnbroker was cited for 7 violations. The inspection resulted in a settlement.
When a licensee is found to have committed violations that meet the threshold for revocation, an ATF director of industry operations can negotiate a settlement instead, such as a temporary suspension or a fine.
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||Pawnbroker in firearms|
|Expiry||Feb 1, 2023|
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 154 hours conducting this inspection. 127 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of settlement.
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RECALL DE COMPLIANCE INSPECTION: Conduct recall inspection on or after 09/18/2015. Onsite end date of previous inspection: 09/17/14. Determine if Special Attention Flags may be removed. Watch for repeat violations. Determine if licensee deals in NFA , on the internet or at gun shows. Obtain GPS coordinates, photos and emergency contact information. Query NForce for any criminal enforcement (CE) investigations involving the applicant or FFL .
Concur with revocation ofthis license.Shark Coast Tactical, LLC and redacted acted as a ' straw ' applicant for Brandon Tactical, LLC in an attempt to obtain an FFL to expand the business operations of Shark Coast Tactical, LLC. By doing so, Shark Coast Tactical, LLC and redacted knowingly made a false statement and/or representation by willfully withholding and/or misrepresented information on the ATF 7 in the name of Brandon Tactical, LLC that did not identify redacted as a respons ble person. This recall inspection generated repeat violations of 478.126a, 478.125(e), 478.124(c)(3)(iv) and 478.129(b) from the previous inspection on September 17, 2014. IOI George Hancock asserts the violations that were cited in the current inspection are not, in fact, 'repeat violations' because the licensee did not receive an ATF F 5030.5 Report of Violations. The licensee did receive an ATF F 4500 (5300.4) Notice to Revoke or Suspend in Lieu of Revocation. The fact that this licensee did not receive a Report of Violations does not preclude the violations that were cited in this inspection from being treated as repeat violations. It does appear that the licensee had knowledge of the violations cited in the 2014 inspection as the licensee did show improvement during this inspection in two of the violations previously cited which suggests that the licensee was made aware of the deficiencies in these areas.
Revocation is recommended based upon the licensee's falsification of a firearms application in order to receive a license through deception. Update: Settlement reached.
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||478.124(b)||Failure to maintain ordered records of all Forms 4473. 🔗|
|2||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|3||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|4||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|5||478.129(b)||Failure to retain Forms 4473 for the required duration of time. 🔗|
|6||478.128(a)||False statement or representation by a person when applying for a license. This carries a maximum penalty of a $5,000 fine and/or five years imprisonment. 🔗|
|7||18 USC 924(a)(1)(A)||🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »