After years of evidence that the vast majority of FFLs are law-abiding business owners that comply with a complex regulatory system the government has created, the anti-gun crowd is again arguing that there are “bad apple” retailers that must be legislated or sued out of existence.
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Posts Tagged ‘ATF’
September 1, 2015 Comments Off on Firearms Retailers Overwhelmingly Obey the Law; ‘Bad Apple’ Charges Are Not New and Still Rotten
June 29, 2015 Comments Off on Assisting Customers Who Have Been Denied/Delayed by NICS
The FBI and ATF have informed NSSF that both agencies have been realizing a higher-than-normal volume of calls by consumers who have received denials or extensive delays from the NICS system.
June 11, 2015 Comments Off on NSSF Supports Rep. Bishop’s ‘Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act,’ H.R. 2710
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, applauds the introduction yesterday of H.R. 2710, the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015, by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
May 11, 2015 Comments Off on Gary Bangs, Former ATF Director of Industry Operations, Joins NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consulting Team
The NSSF is pleased to announce that former ATF Director of Industry Operations Gary Bangs has agreed to join the organization as a member of its retail FFL Compliance Consulting Team.
May 7, 2015 Comments Off on Gary Bangs, Former ATF Director of Industry Operations, Joins NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consulting Team
NSSF is pleased to announce that former ATF Director of Industry Operations Gary Bangs has agreed to join the organization as a member of its retail FFL Compliance Consulting Team.
March 18, 2015 Comments Off on It’s Not Over Yet on the 5.56 ‘Green Tip’ Ammo Front
Industry members and politically aware gun owners know the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) tried to pull a sneak play by quietly releasing a proposal to adopt a new regulatory framework that would ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers. This type of ammunition had been […]
NSSF Lauds U.S. Reps. Culberson and Goodlatte, Sen. Grassley for Leadership in ATF Ammunition Ban Reversal
March 13, 2015 Comments Off on NSSF Lauds U.S. Reps. Culberson and Goodlatte, Sen. Grassley for Leadership in ATF Ammunition Ban Reversal
The NSSF today expressed its profound thanks to U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-Tex.), U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for the pivotal leadership roles each played in working to convince the ATF to forestall the effort to introduce a new regulatory framework that would have banned the manufacturing and sale of 5.56 mm M855 "green tip" ammunition.
March 10, 2015 Comments Off on ATF to Not Move Forward with 5.56 M855 Ammo Ban at This Time
Will Review Record Number of Comments Submitted on Its ‘Framework’ Proposal ATF announced today that it will not move forward with its proposed framework to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 “green tip” ammunition at this time while it reviews the record number (more than 80,000) comments it has received so far. ATF will continue to accept comments […]
NSSF Welcomes Former ATF Director of Industry Operations Mary Jo Hughes as Newest Member of FFL Compliance Consulting Team
March 6, 2015 Comments Off on NSSF Welcomes Former ATF Director of Industry Operations Mary Jo Hughes as Newest Member of FFL Compliance Consulting Team
NSSF is pleased to announce that former ATF Director, Industry Operations Mary Jo Hughes has agreed to join the organization as a member of its retail FFL Compliance Consulting Team.
March 5, 2015 Comments Off on Wanted: Someone to Run a Sneak Play for the White House
As Americans were preparing for the Presidential holiday weekend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced that it planned to effectively ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers.
February 20, 2015 Comments Off on Oppose ATF’s 5.56 M855 Ball Ammunition Ban
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced it is seeking to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” If you have not already done so, all industry employees, target shooters and gun owners should contact your Member of Congress AND the ATF to oppose this unnecessary ban, which is […]
February 16, 2015 Comments Off on Retailer Education Seminars Starting Soon
Despite the record snowfalls in the areas surrounding NSSF’s offices in Newtown, Connecticut, the calendar does tell us spring is just a few short weeks away. That means NSSF will be kicking off the first of a dozen Retailer Education Seminars around the country. These invaluable compliance-oriented sessions provide retailers and range owners across the […]
September 25, 2014 Comments Off on Responsible Persons
When our NSSF ATF compliance consultants visit retailers, they always need to know who the “responsible person/s” of record is/are.
September 19, 2014 Comments Off on “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” is a Tool Box for Retailers, Not a Hammer to be Used Against Them
We will not be silent if we see the efforts of an anti-gun organization to make the “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” appear to be something it could never be.
September 19, 2014 Comments Off on Personal Firearms and Your FFL Business Site
One question frequently asked by retailers is how to account for firearms on their premises that are personally owned and not for sale.
August 5, 2014 Comments Off on Import/Export Conference Helps Firearms Industry Members Stay Informed of Law, Regulatory Issues
The 13th Annual Firearms Import/Export Conference is under way with a comprehensive agenda designed to help ensure that members of the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry stay informed of and in compliance with the extensive federal laws and regulations governing the import and export of their products. The two-day conference is a joint […]
June 11, 2014 Comments Off on ATF Extends Timeframe to Comply with Ruling 2013-5
The following is a special advisory issued today by ATF: On Dec. 17, 2013, ATF issued Ruling 2013-5. It enables federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to maintain their firearms acquisition and disposition records electronically and gave FFLs until June 15, 2014 to comply with the requirements. It has come to ATF’s attention a number of FFLs […]
November 21, 2013 Comments Off on Coalition Proposes Action to End Impasse over ‘Sporting Purposes’ Exemption for Non-Lead Ammunition
A coalition of organizations led by NSSF, representing millions of sportsmen and women, requested that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of the Justice Department, through ATF, finalize and start implementing the necessary “sporting purposes” exemption to the definition of armor-piercing ammunition established by the Gun Control Act of 1968. Since California Gov. Jerry Brown recently […]
May 2, 2013 Comments Off on NSSF FFL Compliance Consultation Program Gets Results
“We just completed our first ATF inspection last week. We passed and were not told of anything for which we would be written up. In short, the site visit program WORKS.” Jackie Gengler Alaska Illusive Arms NSSF’s FFL Compliance Consultation Program is entering its second year of existence and already we are seeing the dramatic […]