Suffolk Pawn & Gun LLC
No Trade NameWarning letter Revocation warranted
This gun pawnbroker was cited for 7 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.
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||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 137 hours conducting this inspection. 315 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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Please conduct a OS inspection on this new FFL to ensure they are compliant with all ATF laws and regulations. FFL was issued on 5/20/2014. This will be their 1st ATF Inspection.
Transfer of a firearm (lower receiver) to an underage person (under age 21). Investigator redacted recommends a Warning Conference in lieu of Revocation. On 7/21/2016, the licensee transferred one (1) firearm (lower receiver) to an unlicensed person that was less than twenty-one (21) years or age (transferee DOB redacted Item 18 on the ATF Form 4473 was correctly marked “Other" indicating the type of firearm transferred was a receiver. Mrs. Erwin stated that the sales person who conducted the transfer is no longer an employee at the store. Mrs. Erwin said that the ex-employee probably assumed that the transferee was going to build a rifle. The employee then transferred the receiver thinking the age requirement for the receiver was the same as the age requirement for a long gun, eighteen (18) years of age. Mrs. Erwin understands that the transfer of a firearm (including a frame/receiver) other than a rifle or shotgun to an out-of-State resident, or to a person under the age of twenty-one (21), is prohibited. Reference F 4473 Exhibit 1. The licensee failed to obtain complete or accurate information on Form 4473 certification section redacted out of 967 forms reviewed (2.2%) redacted instances where the transferee's were not actually prohibited, but answered "Yes" to prohibiting questions, 11.c. and 11.i. The licensee failed to report redacted multiple sales involving redacted firearms.
MS recommends WL in lieu of Revocation. See Pll justification below.
DIO concurs with A/S recommendation that a Warning Letter be issued to the FFL in lieu of Revocation, but also recommends a recall inspection due to the FFL transfering a firearm (lower receiver) to an underage person (20 years old). The receiver was obtained by ATF CE and returned to the FFL for refund to the purchaser. This was the first DE inspection on this FFL who received his license in May 2014. No discrepancies were found with the inventory verification and traces were completed timely. Other violations disclosed by the inspection warranted a Report of Violations only. Those violations included the following: licensee failed to obtain complete or accurate information on F4473 certification section o redacted out of 967 forms reviewed (2.2%). redacted instances were found where the transferee's was not acutally prohibited, but answered "Yes" to prohibiting questions, 11 c and 11 i. License failed to report redacted multiple sales involving redacted firearms; which were filed during this inspection, however the FFL properly filed redacted multiple handgun forms.
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||478.99(b)(1)||Selling or delivering a firearm or ammunition to an underaged person. 🔗|
|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)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|6||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|7||478.126a||Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »