July 11, 2017
ATF Q&A: 4473 Forms
Is the transferee required to provide his or her Social Security Number on the ATF Form 4473?
No. This information is optional. However, providing this information may help ensure the lawfulness of the sale by minimizing the possibility of the transferee being incorrectly identified as a felon or other prohibited person. It may also help NICS process the transaction more quickly. Furthermore, inclusion of the Social Security Number will help differentiate the transferee from any other person with the same name who might come under ATF investigation. [27 CFR 478.124(c)(2)]
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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