Thunderhead Industries, LLCWarning 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.
ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.
|Type||Manufacturer of 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 45.5 hours conducting this inspection. 287 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 compliance inspection of a Type 07 Manufacturer of Firearms.
On March 01, 2016, Industry Operations Investigator (lOI) redacted conducted a Type-07; Manufacturer of Firearms compliance inspection with Managing Member, William Matthew Strickland (Identified by redacted) of Thunderhead Industries, LLC. The period of inspection covered March 01, 2015 to March 01, 2016. The inspection took place at the business premises located at 22184 FM 2484, Killeen, Texas 76542; no others were present during the inspection. IOI redacted requests Alternate recommendation of Viols WL ONLY and No Recall Inspection for redacted instance of failure to properly mark imported or manufactured firearms (assembled firearm). Licensee stated he was unaware of the requirement. IOI redacted provided William Strickland with ATF Ruling 2009-5; Identification of Firearms and ATF Ruling 2013-3; Adopting Identification on Firearms. William Strickland is now aware of the firearms identification requirements referred to in 27 CFR 478.92. William Strickland will have to get the proper machinery, have another FFL mark the firearms (variance required), or not assemble any firearms going forward. Violations Cited: 27 CFR 478.124(c)(1). 27 CFR 478.21(a). 27 CFR 478.124(c)(3)(i). 27 CFR 478.124(c)(5). 27 CFR 478.92(a)(1)(ii)(c) 27 CFR 478.92(a)(1)(ii)(d)
Based on the fact that this is the licensee's first compliance inspection and the licensee is a low volume dealer, an alternate recommendation of a warning letter and recall inspection in lieu of a warning conference is being submitted. The licensee only executed redacted Forms 4473 during the inspection period. The licensee did not have any traces as well. The IOI counseled the responsible person during the closing conference regarding the violation that warranted a warning conference. A recall inspection is also recommended to ensure compliance in the future.
During this inspection, the licensee was cited three violations that warrant a recommendation of warning conference. This was the licensee's first compliance inspection. There were no missing firearms, no untimely acquisitions or dispositions, no transfers to prohibited persons, no traces within the last 12 months and no unreported multiple sales . I recommend an alternate recommendation of warning letter. I also recommend a recall inspection to ensure future compliance.
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.
|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)(5)||Failure of the licensee to sign or date a Form 4473. 🔗|
|5||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. 🔗|
|6||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. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »