News

Back to News

July 11, 2017

ATF Q&A: Firearms Transactions


A law enforcement officer comes into my store holding a certification letter on letterhead signed by his supervisor stating that the officer will use this firearm in performance of his official duties. Is there anything else that I need at the store in order to sell him or her a firearm?

No, as long as the certification letter also includes a specific statement that the officer has not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. The licensee is not required to prepare a Form 4473 covering this particular sale, as the certification letter is evidence of the transaction; however, disposition to the officer is to be entered in the licensee’s permanent A&D records; and the certification letter must be kept in the licensee’s files.