Walz, Paul Gregory
Richard Hill Marine & Sporting GoodsWarning 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.
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|Type||Dealer in 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 65 hours conducting this inspection. 116 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning letter.
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IOI redacted conducted a DE compliance inspection at the above referenced premises on February 23, 2016 through February 25, 2016. Inspection was conducted in accordance with the IO Manual and special instructions listed on the ATF F 5700.14. Mr. Paul Gregory Walz, Owner, was present and interviewed. The licensee had 11 firearms (HG-4, LG-7) in the inventory and all were compared to the A&D Record with no discrepancies disclosed. There were redacted ATF Forms 4473 on file for the inspection period. In an attempt to identify potention trafficking, all were reviewed. There were no transfers to other licensees or law enforcement officers identified during the inspection period. There were redacted multiple sales identified during the inspection and both were accurately completed and submitted to the National Tracing Center. There were no unreported multiple sales identified during the inspection period. The licensee was cited for 8 violations during the inspection. Mr. Walz attributed the discrepancies to oversights that occurred due to his failure to eview the forms thoroughly before transfer. He stated that in the future he will take more time during his review to ensure that all forms are completed acurately and completely.
The licensee does warrant an adverse action of a Warning Conference due to the fact that he failed to conduct a NICS background check on one customer who purchased two firearms on December 24, 2015. Mr Walz subsequently conducted the check on February 18, 2016 and received a proceed response redacted). However, a Warning Letter Only is recommended based on the following circumstances: (1) There were no other violations disclosed that warranted adverse action. Mr. Walz stated that the discrepancy was a rare mistake. This was the first time the licensee was cited for this violation. (2) The licensee had two (2) previous compliance inspections (10/2010, 03/2003) and was not cited for this violation. Mr. Walz stated that to ensure that this error does not occur in the future he will conduct a NICS check immediately after the completion of the ATF Form 4473 by the customer. (3) The licensee was not cited for any Repeat Violations. (4) The licensee is a low volume dealer that only had eleven firearms in inventory and redacted ATF Forms 4473 on file for the reporting period. I concur with the recommendation of the IOI for Violations, Warning Letter Only and No Recall Inspection .
A Warning Letter and No Recall Inspection is recommended. Only one violation out of the eigh disclosed warrants an administrative action for a Warning Conference for failure to conduct a NICS background check on redacted customer in violation of 27 CFR 478.102(a)(1). A check was conducted after the transfer on February 18, 2016 and received a proceed response redacted.
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)(1)||Failure to obtain a Form 4473 showing the transferee's name, sex, address, date and place of birth, and other required information. 🔗|
|2||478.21(a)||Failure to provide all of the information called for in required forms. 🔗|
|3||478.124(c)(3)(iv)||Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗|
|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||478.131(a)(2)||Failure to retain a copy of a purchaser's permit or license for a background check-exempt transaction. 🔗|
|7||478.129(b)||Failure to retain Forms 4473 for the required duration of time. 🔗|
|8||478.102(a)(1)||Failure to contact NICS before completing a firearm transfer. 🔗|
Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »