This is a rather odd report about ATFÂ inspectingÂ type ’03 FFLs. Â Odd because the ATF is not supposed to just show up at a Type 03 licensesÂ premisesÂ unannounced, they are supposed to make an appointment if they want to inspect your bound book. Â They are entitled to look at your A&D book, and inspect the guns you have in your inventory. Â This can be done at yourÂ premises, or at an ATF office. Â Type 03 premises are typically residences, and are not required by federal regulations to have normal business hours.
Inspections are conducted by ATF compliance regulators. Â They are not conducted by ATF agents. Â If you’re a C&R licensee, and an ATF agent shows up at your door, you should treat that agent as you would any law enforcement officer who takes an interest in you. Â Be polite, find out what his business is with you, but don’t say anything without talking to a lawyer. Â If he does not have a warrant, do not allow him into your home. Â If he does have a warrant, your next call needs to be to an attorney.
I hope this report doesn’t indicate that ATF is starting to harass C&Rs. Â Mine expires next year, and if that’s the case it won’t be getting renewed.