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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Alaska gun stores say ATF engaging in new illegal activity

A report issued on Tuesday by Ammoland Shooting Sports News indicates that the ATF--the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--is engaged in new illegal activity, this time in the state of Alaska.
According to gun store owners in Anchorage, ATF agents are requiring that they submit what is called '4473 Forms' going as far back as 2007.
Form 4473 is the official form that gun stores require customers to complete when they purchase a firearm. It is not intended to be a gun registration form but a sales record containing information on who bought the firearm, a photo I.D., and the official background check. The store owner then records this data in what is called 'the bound-book,' which is kept in perpetuity by the gun store and submitted to the ATF if the shop goes out of business.


Rev. Paul said...

I reported this two days ago, having been alerted by the Anchorage 2nd Amendment Task Force, but hardly anyone noticed. I'm glad someone's noticing now.

Welshman said...

Yes, I just saw this today while cruising some various sites, and it looked important enough to me to give it some national attention, insofar as much as Examiner can do.

Paul, if you get more info on this as one who is right there on the ground, let me know pronto. Thanks!