Sporting Arms, Inc.Warning letter
This gun dealer was cited for 8 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||Jun 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 128.5 hours conducting this inspection. 333 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Conduct Recall Firearms Compliance Inspection. Last inspection resulted in adverse action or a recommended recall. Obtain printout from NTC. Identify and refer potential traffickers. NOTE: Last inspection date: 11/17/2014 WC held: 04/14/2015
Recommendation: Violations Warning Letter ONLY and No Recall Inspection - In accordance with the ATF O 5370.1 B, paragraph 9a.(2) an Alternate Recommendation of Warning Letter instead of a Warning Conference is based on the following: In accordance with the Federal Firearms Administrative Action Policy (ATF O 5370.1B), paragraph 6.d (18), the results of the current inspection warrant a warning conference based on the compliance history and repeat violations of 27 CFR 478.125(e), 27 CFR 478.102(a)(1), and 27 CFR 478.99(c)(9). However, the Licensee has effectively reduced the number of instances for each violation warranting a warning letter, i.e redacted instances of 27 CFR 478.125(e) versus redacted instances cited during the previous inspection, redacted instance of 27 CFR 478.102(a)(1) versus redacted instances cited during the previous inspection, and redacted instance of 27 CFR.99(c)(9) versus redacted cited during the previous inspection. Additionally, as a result of the 2014 inspection redacted firearms were reported as missing versus only redacted reported as missing in the current 2016 inspection. The five remaining violations cited warrant a Report of Violations only (27 CFR 478.21(a), 27 CFR 478.124(c)(1), 27 CFR 478.124(c)(3)(i), 27 CFR 478.124(c)(3)(iv), and 27 CFR 478.124(c)(5)). The FFL has acquired a computer program since the 2014 inspection and has hired a part time employee to maintain the A&D records on the computer, review and file the ATF Forms 4473 and to conduct periodic firearms inventory reconciliations all of which should reduce the number of violations or at least the number of instances in any particular violation.
DIO Concurs with recommendation of a warning letter ILO a warning conference. Three violations warrant a warning letter; however, due to repeat violations, a warning conference is also warranted. Based on a reduction in the number of instances involving the violations, action will be taken to issue only a warning letter for violations 27 CFR 478.102(a)(1); 27 CFR 478.99(c)(9), and 27 CFR 478.125(e).
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 8 violations.
|1||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|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||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|6||478.102(a)(1)||Failure to contact NICS before completing a firearm transfer. 🔗|
|7||478.99(c)(9)||Sale or transfer of a firearm or ammunition to a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. 🔗|
|8||478.125(e)||Failure by a dealer to properly maintain a record of the receipt and disposition of firearms. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »