After all, the Federal Firearms License is the lifeblood of every manufacturer, distributor and retailer in the firearms industry. In , the number one FFL compliance violation was the failure of a transferee of a firearm to complete section A of Form And, in , the number one FFL compliance violation remains the same. Among the figures cited in the report was that the number one violation in This violation was the transferee of a firearm failed to complete section A of Form Three content areas of Section A stand out as being problematic: Questions 10 a and 10 b pertaining to Ethnicity and Race.
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John W. Questions Question Section B Question Question 20 Formerly Question 22 : Clarifies that a NICS check is not required if the individual receiving the firearm was subject to a background check as part of the NFA approval process.
Question 24 — 28 Formerly Question 26 - 30 : Removed line 5 and added line numbers. Question 29 Formerly Question Question 30 Formerly Question Question 32 Added to Form : A check box to indicate that the transaction is to facilitate a private party transfer.
Question 33 Formerly Questions 31 - 32 : Combined the two questions. Transferor Certification: Revised language to certify that the form was completed at the licensed business premises unless the transaction meets the requirements of 18 U.
Federal law, 18 U. These requirements are set forth in section c , 27 CFR Information incorporated into Paragraph 1. Also clarifies that the State of residence for members of the Armed Forces on active duty is the State in which his or her permanent duty station is located. Instruction for Questions Instruction for Question The term does not include any other discharge or separation from the Armed Forces.
Information incorporated into Questions Language revised and additional information added. Former Instruction for Question Information incorporated into Question Former Instruction for Question Removed from form. Information from Paragraph 1 incorporated into Question Information from paragraph 2 incorporated into Questions Information incorporated into Question 2. New Instruction for Question Added to form. Clarifies where U. Also clarifies that U. Instruction for Question 16 Formerly Question 18 : Clarifies that frames and receivers cannot be transferred to anyone who is not a resident of the State where the transfer is to take place.
Formerly Question Instruction for Question 18a Formerly Question Instruction for Question 18c. Provides instructions for completing the form when a transaction was denied and later overturned. Also clarifies that a NICS check must be conducted if an NFA firearm has been approved for transfer to a trust, or to a legal entity such as a corporation, and no background check was conducted as part of the NFA approval process on the individual who will receive the firearm.
Additionally clarifies that individuals who have undergone a background check during the NFA application process are listed on the approved NFA transfer form. Instruction for Question s Formerly Question s 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 : Clarifies that these blocks must be completed with the firearms information. Also clarifies that all firearms manufactured after by Federal firearms licensees should be marked with a serial number.
Provides instructions for completing the form when the transaction is to facilitate a private party transfer. Former Instructions for Questions Removed from form.
ATF Form 4473
John W. Questions Question Section B Question Question 20 Formerly Question 22 : Clarifies that a NICS check is not required if the individual receiving the firearm was subject to a background check as part of the NFA approval process. Question 24 — 28 Formerly Question 26 - 30 : Removed line 5 and added line numbers. Question 29 Formerly Question
Three Most Common ATF Form 4473 Mistakes
It contains make, model, or serial number on page three of the six page form. Lying on this form is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison  in addition to fines, even if the transaction is denied by the NICS. Prosecutions are rare in the absence of another felony committed with the gun purchased. Of , denied transactions between FY and FY , federal prosecutors prosecuted an average of under 32 cases per year, including 24 in FY , 15 in FY and 20 in FY The ATF is allowed to inspect, as well as request a copy of, the Form from the dealer during the course of a criminal investigation.