Review of ATF's Actions in Revoking the Federal Firearms License of Guns & Ammo   [open pdf - 491KB]

"In response to a congressional request, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) examined whether the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) followed its administrative action policy throughout the revocation process in a case involving a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL), Ralph Weaver doing business as Guns & Ammo. ATF's administrative action policy in effect at the time of the Guns & Ammo case, the Federal Firearms Administrative Action Policy and Procedures (ATF Order 5370.1A, October 30, 2009), provided that an FFL's license could be revoked if the FFL had a history of similar, repeated violations. ATF inspected Guns & Ammo in November 2009 and found firearms violations that could have warranted a proposal of revocation pursuant to ATF policy. In his inspection report, however, the ATF Industry Operations Investigator (IOI) recommended an alternative to revocation that included a warning conference and future recall inspection. The IOI noted, among other things, that this was the licensee's first ATF inspection since April 1998, that the licensee's understanding of the 'Gun Control Act of 1968' was wrong, and that a complete and detailed closing was conducted with the licensee instructing him on how to bring his firearm business up to date and in full compliance with the 'Gun Control Act'."

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Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, Report No. I-2013-008
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United States. Department of Justice: http://www.justice.gov/
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