Well, my last post does have beer in it.ber950 said:Or maybe the Judge will read some of your posts and decide you do not have a clear moral charactor.
IWB32, I've never concentrated on the FFL side of a transaction (mostly because I've never had an FFL and consequently didn't have to worry about it). But, my understanding is that the FFL keeps the 4473 in his records for quite some time (i.e., years). It never goes to the BATFE. But, if a gun is used in a crime or otherwise is subject to an investigation, the BATFE may contact the FFL to get information about the transaction (e.g., name and address of the buyer). I don't know what the process is for the BATFE to get the information from the form, or the form itself. If anyone on here is or used to be an FFL, he or she may be able to correct me where I'm wrong or provide more details.iwb32 said:OK,
Either way, I have a question. I've only personally bought a couple of firearms. both times, I filled out the 4473 and they did the NICS then gave me the gun.
I'm under the assumption that the 4473 form get's trashed after 24 hours (or something like that)
does this now mean that only the gun store will have a record of me purchasing a gun and not the ATF since they don't do the background check.
NICS exemption still means you fill out paperwork and the Dealer keeps it on file. The government will not know about the purchase unless it goes to the dealer and asks to see the paperwork (or you buy more than one handgun at a time).USMC - Retired said:I had my FFL back in the 80's and at that time the only time BATF would see a dealers records was if there were an investigation or if the business closed.
ATF has a right to warrantless inspections during an annual compliance inspection, in the course of a criminal investigation of someone other than the licensee, or for purposes of firearms tracing 18 U.S.C. 923(g)(1)(B). ATF may also inspect the records and inventory of licensees by means of an administrative inspection warrant. 18 U.S.C. 923(g)(1)(A).
The ATF has "changed its mind" before. However some of those listed sayber950 said:According to BATFE GA will be exempt 7/1/06
I am assuming that means permits issued after 7/1/06
While Georgia's and a few others say something likeConcealed weapons permits issued on or after April 1, 1999 qualify.*
It looks like all licenses will be exempt, though the ATF has yet to post it's open letter to Georgia FFL's saying so. That will be where to find out for sure. http://www.atf.treas.gov/firearms/bradylaw/As of July 1, 2006, concealed weapons permit qualifies.