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*** R|D ALERT ***


Today the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced that federal firearms licensees (FFLs) must begin using a new Form 4473 (Firearms Transaction Record) on January 16, 2017. FFLs are required to complete the Form 4473 prior to transferring firearms to unlicensed purchasers. 
The most significant change to the form is a requirement for the seller to certify the Form 4473 was completed at the licensed premises. The remainder of the changes are technical and clarifying amendments incorporating previous ATF policies. 
Previous editions of the form will be obsolete after January 15, 2017. It is important for FFLs to begin using the new form on January 16, 2016, as ATF may take enforcement action against any FFL who uses obsolete versions of the Form 4473.
The full text of the ATF notice is accessible on ATF's website.

The above alert is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be construed or used as legal advice. Receipt of this alert does not establish an attorney-client relationship. 

Questions about this alert can be directed to: 

Johanna Reeves: 202.715.9941  | [email protected]
Teresa Ficaretta:    202.715.9183  [email protected]
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