Teapot Creek Precision Gunsmithing LLC
Teapot Creek PrecisionWarning letter
This gun manufacturer was cited for 5 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||Manufacturer of firearms|
|Expiry||Jun 1, 2022|
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 68 hours conducting this inspection. 72 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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DE , Manufacturer Program. 100% inventory verification and 12 months ATF Forms 4473 review is required.
The licensee was cited for five violations - two of which warrant a warning conference per ATF O 5370.1B. The licensee was cited for failing to record any ID on ATF Forms 4473 on redacted forms (error rate of 15.4%) and failing to obtain complete information in the certification section of ATF Forms 4473 on redacted forms (error rate of 15.4%). However, this is an exceedingly low volume FFL - only redacted firearms were transferred / ATF Forms 4473 completed during the last 12 months which inflates the overall error rate(s) of violations cited. Furthermore, this FFL has had no traces during the inspection period and no errors were disclosed involving the A&D record. Therefore a warning letter without recall is appropriate.
Issuing a warning letter is lieu of holding a warning conference as an alternate recommendation is authorized. A recall inspection will not be conducted. The licensee failed to record any identification on redacted ATF Forms 4473 equaling a 15.4% error rate; the licensee failed to record valid and complete ID on redacted ATF Forms 4473 equaling a 46.2% error rate and the licensee failed to ensure the ATF Forms 4473 were properly completed in redacted instances equaling a 15.4% error rate in the certification section. This rises to a warning conference level; however, the licensee only had 13 ATF Forms 4473 on file for the inspection period. The lower volume of ATF Forms 4473 on file produced the higher percentage rates rising to the warning conference level. Concerning the ATF Forms 4473 errors, the licensee also failed to ensure the forms were property completed in Sections A, B and D. A warning conference is not necessary to again explain the ATF Form 4473 violations, the corrective actions and the importance of ensuring the ATF Forms 4473s are always properly completed. The licensee is aware of the obligations. A warning letter will suffice to document the licensee may want to consider additional internal controls to prevent repeated violations and document the RP needs to pay more attention to completion of the ATF Forms 4473s, given the lower volume of forms on file. Note, a recall inspection is not recommended as all violations were explained during the closing conference and the warning letter will again note the violations cited.
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 5 violations.
|1||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. 🔗|
|2||478.124(c)(3)(i)||Failure to obtain identification from a transferee or document it on Form 4473. 🔗|
|3||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|4||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|5||478.124(c)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »