National Shooting Sports Foundation Issues Update on Forms from ATF

Millions of law-abiding citizens submit to background checks, as intimated by the president's comment to reporters. (Dave Workman)
Millions of law-abiding citizens submit to background checks, as intimated by the president's comment to reporters. (Dave Workman)

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- As we noted in an email alert yesterday (see image below), NSSF is in close contact with ATF to help get the answers your businesses need at this critical time. We know that many firearm retailers are running low on Form 4473s and other required forms due to the substantial surge in sales. ATF has informed us that it is currently limiting orders of ATF Form 4473s to 1,500 per request. ATF has already ordered additional forms and expects to receive them early next week. Also, ATF notes that as it replenishes its supply, it will reevaluate limiting orders.

NSSF Guidance on NICS Backlog
NSSF Guidance on NICS Backlog

If a firearm retailer does print photocopies of the Form 4473 to use during this time, it is important to print all six pages to remain compliant (this includes the instructions pages). In the past, retailers have been cited for not printing and filing all pages of Form 4473.

NSSF continues to work with ATF on guidance for retailers as to whether you are permitted to conduct curbside or sidewalk transactions during the national emergency. ATF lawyers are working on this issue and we should have more information on that front soon as well. We encourage FFLs to contact your local ATF Field Office to seek guidance in the meantime.

NSSF is also working to find out why FBI-NICS is telling FFLs they cannot transfer a firearm in a delayed transaction for several weeks (long past three business days) when it appears state offices are open.

Please continue to check NSSF’s COVID-19 Resources page for updates that will affect your business.


National Shooting Sports FoundationAbout The National Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. www.nssf.org

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OldJarhead03
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I wonder what this will do to the NFA side of the house?

American Patriot
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American Patriot

I don’t get how they are running out of forms…..I have a PDF form that I fill in on the computer & print out??

nrringlee
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nrringlee

Jim Crow is alive and well in America. The new vilified class is any person who demands to exercise his or her natural rights.

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

Not a problem as 4473’s are unConstitutional in the first place.

option31
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option31

and another reason to do away with these checks and permission slip. Just how hard is it to have stores make copies? Oh master won’t allow that