Push for Electronic 4473 Form
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has begun urging ATF to adopt an electronic Form 4473 ("E-4473") that would be voluntary for both consumers and dealers and not connected to any government database (not a backdoor gun registry).
Accordingly, ATF is seeking public comment on the efficiency of its Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473 (Part 1, Over-the-Counter).
The NSSF says the comment period is an excellent opportunity for firearms dealers to tell ATF that an E-Form 4473 would:
Enhance the utility and clarity of the information to be collected.
Minimize the burden of consumers and dealers in completing the form through the use of automated, electronic and technological collection techniques, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses to the questions asked.
Reduce mistakes no more violations for a "Y" instead of a "Yes".
Shorten ATF inspections less time spent reviewing 4473s.
Send your comments to:
Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20530.