May 24, 2022
2022 Firearm Industry Compliance Education
In 2022, NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, will be providing industry businesses with FREE in-depth compliance online training and insights via the 2022 Firearm Industry Compliance Education Series — a monthly, live webinar series, with a focus on topics central to our industry including ATF inspection preparedness, Straw Purchase awareness, improving store security, OSHA lead & noise compliance and much more. NSSF is committed to helping your company improve operations, public safety and the overall health of the firearms industry, and education is a key component to our combined success.
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RECORDINGS AVAILABLE NOW
Recordings of the 2022 Firearm Industry Compliance Education series will be made available in NSSF’s SHOT University™ Online – the firearm industry’s premier resource for education and training — available for free to NSSF Members and their staff.
Update for FFLs on ATF’s ‘Final Rule,’ and Biden/DOJ ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy – Recording Now Available
It is now more critical than ever for firearm retailers and manufacturer FFLs, to maintain complete, accurate and timely processes and records. In this session, NSSF Compliance Team Members Harry McCabe and Wally Nelson, both retired ATF Deputy Assistant Directors with a combined 80 years of ATF experience, will begin with a review of the ATF regulatory requirements that all FFLs should know to help avoid getting stung by a “Zero Tolerance” inspection. The duo will then provide an assessment and guidance for what we know so far about the new marking requirements for so-called “ghost guns” and expanded rules for Records Retention, including important dates and deadlines to mark on your calendars and resources to gather to help you comply in a timely manner.
California FFLs: How to Maintain Your Certificate of Eligibility with CA DOJ’s New Time Constraints – Recording Now Available
Due to extreme staff shortages, at the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) all firearm applications are taking longer than usual to process. This includes your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and Centralized List (CL) renewal applications.
Renee Lewis, Field Representative at CA DOJ (Retired), provides important guidance on how to maintain your COE and Centralized List (CL) accounts without interruptions to your business. In this session, you will also learn about new inspection procedures that, if not followed, could result in fines and affect your profits.
Cyber Liability in an Evolving World – Recording Now Available
With cyber-attacks and losses on the rise, it’s more important than ever that businesses have plans to best mitigate the risk. On Monday, April 25, NSSF the hosted Industry Compliance session “Cyber Liability in an Evolving World.”
In this session, Alex Clark with Hylant Cyber Solutions shared insights on the unique threats and coverages facing everyone from local gun shops, large manufacturers, and everyone in between. Watch now to learn about these different threats and attacks businesses face, who the bad actors are (both domestic and foreign), and whether the attacks are targeted or random. Additionally, what you can do from an internal control standpoint and the protection options available via an insurance policy to best safeguard your business.
Navigating Biden’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy – Recording Now Available
The ATF has been directed by the Biden Administration and the leadership in the Department of Justice to implement a “Zero Tolerance” policy targeting what they are calling “Rogue Gun Dealers.” Unfortunately, with this new policy, the expectations of Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) have been set even higher where compliance is concerned, to the point where even a single violation could create a scenario for license revocation.
On Monday, March 21, NSSF hosted the compliance session ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy Update – Biden’s Efforts Targeting ‘Rogue Gun Dealers,’” alongside John “JC” Clark of FFL Consultants LLC. John is also a member of the NSSF Compliance Consultant Team and is currently supporting several FFLs that are actively attempting to save their license and livelihoods due to receiving a Notice of Revocation. The session had a record number of attendees who sought to gain insights into what these FFLs are experiencing and why you need to pay attention during an ATF inspection.
Looking for more guidance? NSSF®’s Premium Retailer Membership is a top-tier membership for firearm retailers designed to help retailers protect their business against administrative actions taken by ATF, including license revocation.
Membership directly supports NSSF in its mission to promote, protect and preserve our industry and our sports. NSSF stands in defense of every segment of our industry on Capitol Hill and in state capitols nationwide and is working on behalf of every one of its members every day to strengthen our industry. Start your application today, or upgrade your existing membership to premium.
Looking for more education opportunities?
Consider NSSF’s SHOT University Online, a one-stop e-learning platform for firearms retailers and ranges. On-demand and free for NSSF members, this library of interactive online courses provides a deep dive on critical topics ranging from compliance and regulatory issues to operational guidance and business improvement for both business owners and employees.