July 11, 2017
ATF Q&A: 4473 Forms
How should a Licensee respond to a police officer's request for an original 4473?
Generally a Licensee should not surrender an original Form 4473. However under special circumstances, a law enforcement agency may insist upon an original form for a criminal investigation. In those cases, the licensee should make a copy of the form to maintain for their records. In addition, the licensee should record the requesting officer’s name and badge number and a contact name for the agency in case ATF requests that information. The licensee should also obtain a receipt for the Form 4473 from the officer, even if it’s a handwritten one, that contains the officer’s name, badge number, and telephone number.
NSSF Member Webinars
|From transfers to inspections to trace, the new (as of July 2020) Form 4473 is a critical document for all firearms retailers. This course is designed to take you step-by-step through a big picture overview and then line-by-line through the nuances of completing each section of the new form.||This 3 part course, presented by retired ATF deputy Director, Wally Nelson, and retired ATF Inspector, Jean Zabel, covers The Basics of ATF inspections, Issues and Resolutions and Proactive Steps to Prepare for an ATF Inspection.
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