Q: We had 13 guns that were transferred to us from a dealer in MA. The owner of the firearms had his rights to possess firearms revoked by the local law enforcement agency in his town. The police released them to a FFL dealer to be transferred to our store. He had sold the guns to his brother that lives in Ohio. When the guns arrived here the name of the person to pick them up was the original owner. I?m not sure where the wires got crossed but we would not release the guns to the brother. I think the FFL dealer put the original owners name as the customer instead of the brother which is the new owner. What is the best way for us to proceed with the transfer of these firearms? We also ran a 4473 on the brother here and he is good to buy firearms.
A: You should contact the dealer to confirm that the intended recipient is the brother. This can be done by phone to explain the situation, but it is important to have the conversation documented in writing. Once you receive the dealer’s confirming e-mail, you can then proceed with transferring the firearms. Retain the e-mail with the Form 4473 or where you maintain other business records, e.g. copies of drivers’ licenses.
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