Smith & Sons Firearm Academy LLC
Smith & Sons Firearm Academy LLCWarning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 9 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.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.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 171.5 hours conducting this inspection. 391 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Conduct Firearms Disposition Emphasis Inspection. Refer to IOI Manual, Chapter C - Firearms Inspections and FY 15 Domain Assessment. Conduct 100% inventory and ATF Form 4473 review unless authorized in advanced by Area Supervisor and DIO . Licensee has received traces and has only had a qualification inspection.
Recommend an alternate from warning conference to warning letter. This was licensee’s first compliance inspection. The two violations that warrant a warning conference are 27 CFR 478.102(a) of which the licensee stated he knows he made the NICS checks he neglected to record it on the form after writing the number on a separate note. Licensee stated he must slow down and record on form and this cannot happen again; 27 CFR 478.99(b) licensee stated he did not realize there was an age and state requirement for receivers and now that he knows he will only sell to Ohio residents age 21 or older. The remaining violations involve 1.4% and 1.6% of 978 forms reviewed. Licensee stated he will take his time at gun shows and make sure all forms and sales are conducted correctly. Overall, licensee appears to understand what is required to remain in compliance. Licensee conducts 75% of his business at gun shows. There were 115 firearms in inventory and 978 forms reviewed for the inspection period. The violations were mainly form violations and licensee advised to develope a better review process while still at gun show.
ALTERNATE RECOMMENDATION FromSeptember 22-29, 2015 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Senior Industry Operations Investigator (SIOI) redacted conducted a compliance inspection on federal firearms licensee ( FFL ) Smith & Sons Firearm Academy, LLC. Licensee was cited for nine (9) violations of the Gun Control Act , including not conducting National Instant Criminal Background Check System ( NICS ) checks in redacted instances at time of transfer. This should normally merit a warning conference, however a warning letter and recall inspection is recommended for the following reasons: 1. This is licensee's first compliance inspection 2. All correctable violations were immediately addressed 3. Inspection was conducted nearly 12 months ago. Due to length of time since inspection, a recall inspection can be conducted in Fiscal Year 2017 with ease and address any issue from this inspection.
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 9 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||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|6||478.102(a)||Failure to conduct or complete a NICS check before transferring a firearm. 🔗|
|7||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
|8||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
|9||478.99(b)||Sale or delivery of a firearm to a person who is underaged or prohibited from possessing it under state law. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »