ATF Update on Revised Form 4473

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- NSSF recently received the following important message from ATF regarding updates and revisions to the revised ATF Form 4473. NSSF urges all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) and member organizations to read the updates and contact ATF if you have any additional questions.

A message from the ATF:

Due to new statutory requirements set forth in both the NICS Denial Notification Act and the Bipartisan Safer Community Act (BSCA), and to reflect the implementation of ATF Final Rule 2021R-05F, ATF Form 4473 has been revised. Because the new statutory requirements are designed to enhance public safety, and to ensure compliance with these provisions and Final Rule 2021R-05F, the Office of Management and Budget has provided emergency authorization to ATF to immediately use the revised Form 4473. ATF will be publishing the Revised Form for Notice and Comment Review in the coming months.

ATF encourages all federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to begin using the Amended Form immediately. The Revised Form is available on ATF’s website, and can be downloaded and printed for immediate use. Please note that the entire Form, including instructions, must be printed, and stored together. Hard copies of the Revised Form will be available through the ATF Distribution Center beginning February 1, 2023. The ATF eForm 4473 application is also being revised and notification will be sent when it is ready for use.

Significant changes in the Revised Form are as follows:

  1. Any firearm, received by a FFL, that was privately made (not manufactured by another licensee) must now be recorded on the ATF Form 4473. “Privately Made Firearm (PMF)” has been added to item 1, Section A. It now reads: “Manufacturer and Importer, if any or Privately made firearm (PMF) (If the manufacturer and importer are both different, include both)”.
  2. Question 10 is amended: The transferee/buyer is now asked to answer whether they “Reside in City Limits?” regarding their residence address. For example, if a transferee lists their residence city/state as Phoenix, Arizona but they actually reside outside of the city, they will answer “no” to this item.
  3. The following two prohibiting questions have been added to Section A:
    1. 21b: “Do you intend to purchase or acquire any firearm listed on this form and any continuation sheet(s) or ammunition, for sale of other disposition to any person described in questions 21(c)-(m) or to a person described in question 21.n.1 who does not fall within a nonimmigrant exception?”
    2. 21.c.: “Do you intend to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm listed on this form and any continuation sheet(s) or ammunition in furtherance of any felony or other offense punishable by imprisonment for a term of more than one year, a Federal crime of terrorism, or a drug trafficking offense”
  4. To comply with the BSCA 10-day waiting period on certain transfers involving transferees under the age of 21, Section C of the Form has been revised as follows:
    1. Prior to the NICS/POC information, an instructional header has been added stating: “Notice: If transferee/buyer is under 21, a waiting period of up to 10 days may apply where notification from NICS is received within 3 business days to further investigate a possible disqualifying juvenile record. A NICS check is only valid for 30 calendar days from the date recorded in question 27a.”
    2. Item 27.c. was amended to show the date an FFL may transfer a firearm should NICS or the State agency (conducting the background check) not reply stating more time is needed for the check. It now reads next to the delayed check box: “The firearm(s) may be transferred on ____ if time period is not extended by NICS or the appropriate State agency, and State law allows (optional).”
    3. A box has been added to 27.d. should NICS or the appropriate State agency delay the check as more time is needed to conduct it on a transferee under 21 years of age. It now reads: “Notice of additional delay of transferee under 21 years of age received on _______ (date), and may be transferred on _________ (date).”
    4. Also added to 27.d. is a box for FFLs to check should no response be received from NICS or the appropriate State agency (for transferees under 21 years of age) within 10 business days after the initial delay was given. It now reads: “No response was provided within 10 business days after initial delay for transferee/buyer under 21.”

A detailed list of all changes can be found at ATF – Revised 4473. The revised form will become mandatory for use on April 1, 2023. Please contact your local ATF Industry Operations office or [email protected] should you have any questions regarding the changes to the form.


About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org.National Shooting Sports Foundation

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Deplorable Bill

A well regulated militia, being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The second amendment, constitutional LAW. I see nothing here, I read nothing here that ALLOWS the government to register firearms, if fact, I read just the opposite; “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. Therefore, per the constitution of the United States of America, ANY act that infringes upon any free American’s RIGHT to keep and bear arms is illegal. The 2A is written in simple enough language that… Read more »

Ronnie

I agree 100%

J.galt

I agree 100%

Bubba

I agree 100%

StLPro2A

New Tee just received from PewPewJew.com…..”People with ARs don’t get into cattle cars.”
That pretty much sums the Leftard’s fetish with gun control.

Last edited 1 month ago by StLPro2A
Ronnie

WHEN A ‘SITTING PRESI….” THREATENS THE “CITIZENS CONSTITUTIONALRIGHTS’ <– THIS SHOULD BE AN ATTACK & DIFFINED AS “TREASONOUS” ! SAID PERSON WILL BE REMOVED AND SWIFTLY PUT INTO MILITARY CUSTODY AND PROCEED TO A “MILITARY TRIBURNAL”!!! THIS WHOLE GOV’T IS TRYING TO GET”TOTAL CONTROL OVER THE PEOPLE! IFCITIZENS HAVENOT SEEN THIS ! YYOUR NOT PAYING ATTENTION – OR DON’T CARE IF YOUR = RIGHTS ARE ABOLISHED BY THE GOV’T!!! SPEAK UP PEOPLE ! SEND EMAIL TO YOUR STATE REP!!!! TELL THEM HOW YOU FEEL! ABOUT ANYTHING = THEY WORK FOR “YOU”! IF WE BECOME COMPLACENT AND BEND OVER TO THEM… Read more »

StLPro2A

While agreed, it ain’t never gonna happen because We The Little Peeps in 240+ years haven’t shot, hung, or placed a politician’s head on a pike adorning the DC Reflecting Pool.

J.galt

F**k the atf, their extended families and screw nssf for being their tool.

DO. NOT. COMPLY!!!!!

Require that our public servant addresses be available as a condition of employment.

STOP PARTICIPATING IN REGISTRATION……atf will use the info to kill your dog.

PistolGrip44

And of course, the NSSF has no problems with these infringements coming from their ATF partners.

Hazcat

Questions 21b and 21.c are ‘gotcha’ questions written in a vague and confusing manner to put you on the hook.

I will not be purchasing any firearms through an FFL from this moment on unless and until these unconstitutional laws are withdrawn.

NSSF working with their ‘partners’ at the ATF have destroyed the gun industry.