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July 15, 2024

Firearm Industry Compliance Education Webinars

NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, is providing industry businesses with FREE in-depth compliance online training and insights via the Firearm Industry Compliance Education Series — a 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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Upcoming Webinars

California DOJ Compliance Hot Topics

WEBINAR: Hot Topics & Tips to Ensure California DOJ ComplianceWednesday, July 24, 2024 | 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Pacific

As a CA FFL, staying on top of the various CA DOJ requirements can be time-consuming and daunting. Are you holding your breath waiting for that dreaded moment when a California DOJ Field Representative shows up for an inspection? Don’t get taken off-guard!

Join NSSF Compliance Consultant Renee Lewis, a retired CA DOJ inspector, for this enlightening webinar to gain tips to help alleviate your concerns or uncertainties related to all things about CA DOJ Compliance. This session aims to help your business meet the CA DOJ security requirements from tactics to help avoid common mistakes and how to correct them, to properly conducting secondhand dealer and storage transactions, and more.

Sign up today to gain the knowledge needed to help you pass your next inspection with flying colors.

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Recordings of the Firearm Industry Compliance Education series will be 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.

Not an NSSF Member? Visit or reach out to our member services team at To learn more about NSSF’s SHOT University Online, visit

Recent FBI and ATF Developments and Compliance Lessons Learned at Range-Retailer Business Expo

WEBINAR: Review of FBI & ATF Developments and Compliance Strategies RecapRetired ATF officials Judy LeDoux and Wally Nelson, who now serve as NSSF Compliance Consultants, provide an insightful recap of the compliance education that immediately followed the 2024 Range-Retailer Business Expo.

This session includes tips that were shared around creating a culture of compliance to help FFLs avoid revocation, lessons learned during the Looking Ahead – Exploring Compliance and Upcoming Rules panel discussion and an in-depth talk on Compliance Strategies to Help Protect and Grow Your Business; where they will cover strategies and tactics to incorporate into your daily routine.

To conclude this webinar, Judy and Wally cover the recent FBI and ATF developments that will affect many FFLs, including updates on FFLs’ ability to access the NCIC stolen gun index and changes to the Demand 3 Program in the Southwest Border states.

Watch at SHOT University™ Online

Firearm Retailer’s Guide to Store Security – Are You Meeting New State-Mandated Standards?

WEBINAR: Firearm Retailer’s Guide to Store Security & State-Mandated StandardsA comprehensive store security action plan can firearm retailers reduce their risk of burglary, theft and loss, and help make your community safer. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to navigate the growing landscape of state-mandated security minimums, develop a complete action plan to reduce your business’ risk of burglary and advance community safety by offering customers products and resources designed to help keep their firearms secure from unauthorized access.

Watch at SHOT University™ Online

OSHA Compliance Shooting Range Roadmap – Recognizing, Evaluating and Controlling Lead Hazards

NSSF Compliance Webinar: OSHA Compliance Shooting Range Roadmap - Recognizing, Evaluating and Controlling Lead HazardsIndoor and outdoor firing ranges are at increased risk of OSHA inspections due to OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on lead. Range owners and management staff need to recognize the potential lead risks at their facilities and understand the related OSHA regulations. Once identified, shooting ranges can evaluate potential lead exposures and act to control lead hazards generated from their operations properly.

Whether you’re a startup or an existing range, join us for this informative webinar to gain tips that, when applied, can help keep your operation compliant with the OSHA Lead Standard while avoiding costly penalties.

Watch at SHOT University™ Online

Straw Purchases – Tactics to Help Avoid Them and What to Do if You Think You Made One

NSSF Webinar: Straw Purchases – Prevention Tactics and Corrective Actions for Straw SalesStraw purchases are doubly dangerous for FFLs. First, it’s not your father’s ATF anymore. They are becoming increasingly strict with enforcement actions and will revoke your license for making obvious straw purchases. Secondly, straw purchased firearms are often used in crimes which traces back to the FFL that sold them. Therefore, FFLs and their entire sales staff must understand what straw purchases are and have best practice policies in place for screening potential buyers to help recognize and prevent these purchases from happening. Equally important is to know what steps to take if you determine that you made a straw sale.

Join retired ATF officials Wally Nelson and Judy LeDoux for this important session where they will cover the above topics, along with common straw purchase scenarios, straw purchase prevention training and will get your questions answered!

Watch at SHOT University™ Online

ATF Form 4473 Excellence To Avoid Revocation

COMPLIANCE WEBIANR: ATF Form 4473 Excellence To Avoid Revocation. Hosted By NSSF Compliance Consultant Team member Andrew Graham

For Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs), it is often the everyday innocuous-in-appearance transactions that ATF may interpret as “zero tolerance” violations and ultimately lead to a notice of revocation.

We will expand on NSSF’s Shot University™ Online course “Completing ATF Form 4473 (August 2023 version and effective mandatory use February 2024)” which discusses the basics of how and when a federal firearms licensee (transferor/seller) and non-licensee (transferee/buyer/resident and non-resident) complete Section(s) A through E on the transaction record.

During this session, you’ll learn how to identify and manage these seemingly innocuous transfer situations in 100% regulatory compliance and gain a clear understanding of the regulatory process as well as the licensees’ responsibility so you don’t accidentally fall prey to what can be misconstrued as a willful zero-tolerance violation.

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Common Errors on the Firearm Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) Quarterly Return

Compliance Webinar: Common Errors on the Firearm Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) Quarterly Tax ReturnFirearm and ammunition manufacturers and importers generally are required to calculate, file and pay quarterly Firearm Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET). The form used is the FEDERAL FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION QUARTERLY EXCISE TAX RETURN (TTB F 5300.26).

This webinar is designed to help guide employees responsible for preparing FAET returns in accurately completing and supporting the calculations necessary to compute the excise tax liability. NSSF Excise Tax Consultant Richard Weimer presents this insightful discussion where he goes through form TTB F 5300.26 line by line pointing out common errors made while showing you how to correct them.

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Bulletproof Compliance: Mastering ATF Regulatory Compliance for FFLs

WEBINAR: Bulletproof Compliance - Mastering ATF Regulatory Compliance for FFLsElevate your understanding of ATF compliance with a power-packed webinar designed to catapult your firearms business into the realm of unmatched regulatory mastery. Gain exclusive insights from the trenches of ATF inspections, learn the art of navigating complex firearms laws, and discover foolproof strategies to bulletproof your business against regulatory pitfalls. With a focus on real-world experiences, proactive approaches influenced by administrative actions, and robust defense mechanisms against potential revocations, this session promises not just to inform but to transform how you approach compliance. Join us to unlock the secrets of staying ahead in this increasingly scrutinized world of firearms business, ensuring your operations are both efficient and impeccably aligned with the latest legal and regulatory standards.

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Compliance Lessons from 2024 SHOT Show

Webinar: Compliance Lessons from 2024 SHOT Show - February 5, 2024 at 3 p.m. EasternNot able to attend SHOT Show? Just want a refresher on ATF compliance issues learned at SHOT?
In this session, NSSF Compliance Consultants Wally Nelson and Harry McCabe reviewed the major compliance issues that came up at SHOT. From the NSSF educational sessions to the ATF and NICS sessions, Wally and Harry provide updates on all the compliance issues FFLs need to be familiar with to ensure you don’t end up on the wrong side of an ATF inspection this year. Topics include ATF’s Zero Tolerance program and the status of NICS background checks for employees as well as the status of using NCIC to check for stolen firearms.

Watch at SHOT University™ Online

Target-Hardening Strategies for Keeping Your Guns Secure in the Retail Environment

Webinar: Target-hardening strategies for keeping your gunse secure in the retail environment

As criminals change their tactics frequently, we must be aware to determine if we should change our defense. During this session, two experts who travel the country visiting FFLs will share different strategies that are working, including low-cost to no-cost tactics you can implement to protect your business.

Watch at SHOT University™ Online


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NSSF Member Testimonial - Quote: For any retailer, large or small, this membership is a no-brainer. Between the educational materials, access to the best firearms attorneys and other premium benefits, this membership is what many of us have been waiting for. -Joe Keffer, Sportsman's ShopLooking 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.

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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.

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