ATF Revokes Federal Firearms License

ATF Revokes Federal Firearms License

Columbus, Ohio –-( Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Browning, Columbus Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE), announced today the final revocation of the Federal Firearms License (FFL) of Dianne E. Penley, Westfield, Ind.

ATF conducted an inspection at the licensed premises of Penley from Jan. 20 through July 14, 2011.

ATF Industry Operations Investigators cited numerous violations of the Gun Control Act, including failure to properly document the receipt or sale of more than 2,000 firearms; having more than 570 missing or unaccounted for firearms; failure to retain required records; transferring firearms to potentially prohibited individuals; failing to conduct background checks on firearms purchasers; failure to allow ATF investigators entry into the store to conduct an inspection; and failure to ensure proper completion of firearms purchase forms (ATF Form 4473) on more than 30 occasions.

A Final Notice of Revocation was served on Penley on Feb. 23, 2012.

“Licensed gun dealers are required to adhere to the federal firearms regulations in order to ensure persons who are prohibited from possessing firearms do not obtain them,” said Browning. “In addition, the records that federally licensed gun dealers are required to maintain are vital to ATF’s efforts to trace firearms used in crimes”.

Less than 1 percent of federally licensed firearms dealers have their licenses revoked by ATF.

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Clinton Biediger

Not bad,this transpired in 2012 and gets reported in Dec. 2016. Timely reporting.

Brandon Maddox

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These people owe several tens of thousands of dollars to buyers that they ripped off. Diane and Chris Penley are liars and thieves. Too bad the justice system won't help those folks get their money. Meanwhile they still without serving a day in jail. They could have robbed a gas station of 100 bucks and got jail time. 10s of thousands of dollars online…NADA. At least they are out of the gun biz.


That is a start, she and her son still owe over $25,000 to people over a group buy from 4 years ago