Q: We have a few questions regarding errors on ATF form 4473 which are noticed after the firearm is transferred and the guest has left the store. Our first question is regarding question one of ATF form 4473. If the transferee’s full legal name is inconsistent with the government issued photo ID, which we photo copy for review, we contact the guest to return to the store. For example if the guest did not use a suffix, such as “junior”, in response to question one, however their photo ID shows they are a “junior”, we contact them and require them to bring in another government issued photo ID or in some cases a social security card, birth certificate, or marriage license to prove identity. I the cases where the guest mistyped their information we have them amend a photo copy of ATF form 4473 and initial and date the changes. Is this the correct course of action? Is there a simpler course of action to remedy such an occurrence? Similarly, if a guest’s name on their government-issued photo ID is inconsistent with ATF form 4473 (example: a married name or suffix is used on the photo ID but not on the 4473), we contact the guest and require them to submit another government-issued photo ID or in some cases a social security card, birth certificate, or marriage license to prove identity. Is this entirely necessary? Or are there other options?
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