Sparks. Steffen Dean

Sparks Firearms

Warning letter

This gun manufacturer was cited for 6 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.

Address

4071 Bataan Memorial W
Las Cruces, NM 88012
Doña Ana County

License

Number 5-85-013-07-6E-01898
Type Manufacturer of firearms
Expiry May 1, 2022

Inspection Timeline

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 57 hours conducting this inspection. 159 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.

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Oct 1, 2015
Inspection assigned

MANUFACTURER. CONDUCT FULL COMPLIANCE INSPECTION. FFL FAILED TO RESPOND TO TELEPHONIC MESSAGES - FAILED TO FILE AFMER REPORTS FOR 2013 AND 2014 - VERIFY AFMERS ARE FILED AND OBTAIN COPIES.

Mar 4, 2016
Officer's recommendation Submitted by Industry Operations Investigator
Warning letter

The Federal Firearms Licensing Center (FFLC) needs to enter redacted as the EIN in the FLS. RP Steffen Sparks’ Residence Street Address needs to be changed to redacted.

Mar 7, 2016
Review Signed by Area Supervisor
Warning letter
Mar 8, 2016
Final review Signed by Acting DIO
Warning letter
Mar 8, 2016
Warning letter sent

Violations

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.

CitationDescription
1 18 USC 923(g)(5)(A) Failure to submit record information required by the Attorney General. (This citation is often used to enforce the requirement for licensees in Southwest border states to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles.) 🔗
2 478.92(a)(1)(ii)(C) Failure by a manufacturer or importer to mark frames or receivers with its name and the name of the foreign manufacturer if applicable. 🔗
3 478.92(a)(1)(ii)(D) Failure by a manufacturer or importer to mark frames or receivers with the city and state where the manufacturer is located. 🔗
4 478.21(a) Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗
5 478.124(c)(1) Failure to obtain a Form 4473 showing the transferee's name, sex, address, date and place of birth, and other required information. 🔗
6 478.124(c)(3)(i) Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗

Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »