AcuSport Partners With FFLGuard To Deliver National Firearms Act Legal Services Plan to Gun Shops
Distributor AcuSport Finds New Ways to Support Class III Retailers.
BELLEFONTAINE, OHIO –-(Ammoland.com)- AcuSport Corporation, a leading distributor of shooting and hunting products, provides customized solutions and products that are specifically designed to increase the growth and profitability of independent retail businesses.
AcuSport is excited to announce its exclusive distributor-partnership with FFLGuard related to its National Firearms Act Legal Services Plan (NFA- LSP).
FFLGuard, the firearms industry’s cooperative legal services program and their group of firearm lawyers, subject matter experts, and professionals, provides cost-effective and specialized legal counsel to independent firearms retailers. AcuSport has been a supporter of the FFLGuard program, since its launch in 2008, and continues its support by teaming with FFLGuard’s latest NFA-LSP initiative to better address the legal needs of retailers across the nation.
The NFA-LSP is a comprehensive package of materials and legal services aimed at supporting both current SOT holders and retailers seeking to enter the Class III market. The offering includes a companion piece to FFLGuard’s “Law Plus Guidelines,” as formulated by FFLGuard in consultation with ATF, in an effort to keep Class III retailers compliant and away from the “willfulness” threshold that triggers potential license revocation. Also included with the NFA-LSP is access to David Goldman, Esq., and his NFA Trust practice, which includes: five (5) redeemable vouchers for NFA trusts to be formed at a 50% discount; and ten (10) $100 redemption certificates. These vouchers and certificates are available for retailers and their Class III customers for NFA trust formation. Retailer support is further delivered through one (1) hour of FFLGuard HelpDesk time regarding and NFA related legal issue and a one (1) hour teleconference with FFLGuard’s Director of Field Operations, Scott Braum, on the implementation of the Law Plus Guidelines for NFA. Other components of the comprehensive plan include a redemption voucher for the day-long seminar on NFA matters presented yearly by attorney Mark Barnes at a special rate, a sample ATF Form 5630.7 and instruction sheet, and numerous informational brochures including an overview of Class III products with emphasis on the suppressor market.
“The NFA-LSP is truly a complete offering that will benefit any retailer currently in the Class III market, or those wanting to enter this rapidly expanding market segment” stated Christopher Chiafullo, attorney and founder of the FFLGuard program, who serves as its National Coordinating Counsel and Director of Special Operations. “The more comfortable we can make retailers about being within the confines of the law, the more likely they will be to sell Class III firearms… which makes everyone happy from manufacturers, to distributors, to retailers, to ATF, to the firearms industry as a whole.”
The standard fee for a one-year subscription to the NFA-LSP is $995 for all FFLGuard clients on their full-service plan. Through an exclusive partnership with FFLGuard, AcuSport retailers can purchase the NFA-LSP for $495 the first year and each year thereafter, whether or not they are current clients on FFLGuard’s full-service plan. AcuSport’s decision to offer this expanded solution as part of their CustomerLink offering “[w]as a natural fit,” states AcuSport Director of Business Integration, Kenan Ikels.
“Our retailers have experienced superior service from the FFLGuard program over the last three years, and we are so confident in the value of this program that AcuSport has agreed to subsidize the cost by offering a substantial discount only available through AcuSport’s CustomerLink program,” noted Mr. Ikels.
He finished by stating that “[t]he partnership with FFLGuard to offer the NFA-LSP combined with an expanding offering of Class III products allows AcuSport’s retailers to take advantage of this growing segment of our industry ultimately increasing customer satisfaction levels for the end consumer… We are encouraging our manufacturing partners to join in on this opportunity as well, because we see it as such a tremendous value.”
Based in Bellefontaine, Ohio, AcuSport Corporation is a nationwide distributor of shooting and hunting products with regional sales offices in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Minnesota, Texas, Montana and California. If retailers are interested in joining FFLGuard or would like additional information on the FFLGuard program, please visit www.fflguard.com, call 1-888-335-4731 Ext. 710, follow them on Twitter (@FFLGuard), or contact your AcuSport Sales Professional at 1-800-543-3150. AcuSport is committed to providing superior industry business solutions for the independent firearms retailer.