Q: Potential Problem? On Monday one of my sales guys that has been here longer than I have told me the ATF had called with a trace request. The sale was in 2005 and when he recovered the 4473, he found that it had been his sale and that the customer had not filled out the signature and date line. The gun in question was purchased by a female customer whose son (age 24) now works here. He has (had) possession of several guns that were confiscated from him by the local police due to an arrest. Although he did something really stupid, it looks like he will get out of it and hopefully will stay out of any trouble. The ATF has requested a trace on several of the guns his mother did paperwork on and I assume she gave him the guns. My salesman asked me Monday morning if he should get her to fill out the signature line and with it being a Monday morning and not thinking (or submitting the question to you), I said yes. I had forgotten about it until I found out the signature line had been filled in yesterday when I realized that may not have been the thing to do. My question is if it was improper to have gotten her to sign the 4473 and if so, what should we do about it? I imagine that particular 4473 was reviewed during an ATF audit in February 2008.
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