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July 12, 2017

ATF Q&A: Operations

As a Federal Firearms Licensee, what is my responsibility to respond to a request to trace a firearm?

A licensee must provide the requested information immediately, and in no event later than 24 hours after receipt of a request by the ATF. Failure to respond to the request for trace information can result in monetary fines and/or imprisonment, or revocation of the licensees Federal Firearms License. [18 U.S.C. 923(g) (7), 27 CFR 478.25a]


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