Another victory for advocates is likely to be a requirement for all licensed dealers and manufacturers to report to federal authorities any guns that are stolen in transit to a buyer as missing from their inventory. Currently, advocates say, thieves often target packages addressed to gun retailers in the hopes of stealing unregistered guns that are harder to trace. And while buyer and seller might sort out refunds or replacements on their own, they’re not required to report the missing guns to the National Crime Information Center.
If this is true, it shows how ready this administration is to spread a thick layer of BS: It is already a requirement to report lost or stolen firearms by manufacturers, distributors and licensed sellers.
Any Federal Firearms Licensee who has knowledge of the theft or loss of any firearms from their inventory must report such theft or loss within 48 hours of discovery to ATF and to the local law enforcement agency. (Regulations at 27 CFR § 478.39a and implementing section 923(g)(6) require that the report of theft or loss be made by telephone and in writing to ATF).
Upon discovery of any theft or loss of any of your firearms:
- First, call your local law enforcement agency to report the theft or loss. Contacting .the local law enforcement authorities is essential to the quick recovery of firearms taken in a crime. If the firearms are unaccounted for during inventory, you should make it clear to the authorities that there is no evidence of a crime and that the disposition of these firearms is unknown and may stem from a record keeping error.
- Second, call the ATF’s Stolen Firearms Program Manager toll-free at 1-888-930-9275. They can also assist in the preparation of the Theft / Loss Report for submission. ATF will work with the local law enforcement authorities investigating the theft.
- Third, complete the report form (ATF Form 3310.11) and attach any continuation sheets necessary (ATF Form 3310.11A) and mail it to ATF’s National Tracing Center. Be sure to submit the original form(s) to ATF and retain copies for your records.
- Fourth, complete the report form (ATF Form 3310.6) (INTERSTATE) for firearms missing in shipment; reports can be taken by either party, the Shipper, Consignee/Receiver or the Carrier
As Dennis B. from Dragon Leatherworks (An FFL himself) explains: “they are playing to the low-information voter and the Moms Demand Something crowd that has no clue what the actual *laws* say.”
If you ask me, what we have here is dropping tons of make up to see if they can make the porcine look decent enough. Just like Moms Demand are celebrating loudly that some store chain in Texas will not allow Open Carry at its several locales but do not acknowledge the fact that they were unable to stop Open Carry altogether as they had promise to do. Sort of being in an accident and having to go to a hospital but announcing to the four winds they won because the manicure is still intact.
If this proposed executive order is real, then we can breathe a bit easier knowing it is all gonna be for show with no irreversible effect. Now, I do not discard all this crap as smoke curtain for other attempts at state and local level like Seattle’s tax on firearms and ammunition.
Remember, the beast is wounded and dying but it is still dangerous. Expect idiocy and vindictiveness.