November 7, 2023
If our FFL operates in a state with a waiting period do we sign Form 4473 on the day we ran the NICS check or on the day we transferred the firearm to the individual?
You (the FFL/transferor) always complete Section E, block 34 (print your name), block 35 (signature), and block 36 (the date) on the date you transfer the firearm. Because you are in a State with a waiting period, the buyer/customer will also have to recertify (sign and date) in Section D of the 4473 when they come back after the waiting period is satisfied. The dates in Section D (recertification) and Section E, the transferor’s certification must match. Further, the dates in Section B, the transferee/buyer’s certification (which is the date they initially completed 4473) and the date you contacted NICS should be the same.
This question was asked during the NSSF Webinar: NSSF Compliance Consultant’s “Report from the Field.”
NSSF Compliance Consultants “Report from the Field”
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Retired ATF Director of Industry Operations Judyth LeDoux and Compliance Expert John ‘JC’ Clark – both NSSF Compliance Consultants, address critical topics impacting Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) while delving into essential topics that every FFL should be aware of.
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