Sample Block

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

SHOT Show 2012

ATF Seminars and Participants

January 17 – 20, 2012
Sands Expo Center and Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nevada

ATF Booth # – 2909

Show Hours
  • Tuesday, January 17th: 8:30AM – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 18th: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

  • Thursday, January 19th: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

  • Friday, January 20th: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday, January 18th

1:00 – 4:00 PM

  • ATF/NICS Town Hall Meeting–

  • Participants: Arthur Herbert, Harry McCabe, Scott Mendoza, Chad Yoder, Eric Epstein

  • Location: The Venetian Hotel, Level 4, Marcello Ballroom, Rooms 4503, 4504 and 4505

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • NICS & You (Tools of the NICS)

  • Presenters: NICS Acting Section Chief Amy Blasher, NICS Liaison Specialist, Kim Brown, Marc Chamberlain, Eric Moore

  • The NICS section representatives will be on hand to debut new resources and tools developed for you, the firearm dealer, and your customers. These tools were created to improve your NICS experience! Come and see what all the hype is about!

1:45 – 2:30 PM

  • ATF Updates

  • Presenters: Arthur Herbert, Scott Mendoza, Chad Yoder, Eric Epstein

ATF has enhanced their licensee outreach program, added many new items and updated publications which assist licensees. These include:

  • On-line seminars and webinars for FFLs

  • Industry outreach to several Industry groups and associations

  • E-form development

  • Commerce in Firearms


  • NIA – 90-day Residency

This 45 minute session will review each of these items and further explain how these new tools and service enhancements can assist you in your day to day activities as a licensee.

2:30 – 3:15 PM

  • ATF Inspection Findings

  • Presenters: Harry McCabe, Eric Epstein

  • ATF will reveal their inspection findings in this block. More importantly you will learn what you can do to insure you are in compliance with the regulations. The information being presented will help you in avoiding violations and possible adverse action emanating from an inspection. If you are a Federal firearms licensee you do not want to miss this.

  • Industry Operation Inspection Results – Presentation

3:15 – 4:00 PM

  • General Q & A

Thursday, January 19th

9:30 – 10:30 AM

  • Detecting and Avoiding Illegal Straw Purchases seminar

  • Presenters: Tom Chittum, John Badowski

  • Location: The Venetian Hotel, Level 4, Marcello Ballroom, Room 4503 and 4504

  • Detecting, Avoiding Illegal Straw Purchases

Learn what you can do to detect and avoid illegal straw purchases. The presenter will review some common scenarios used by straw purchasers to illegally obtain firearms for others who may be prohibited and also discuss some common questions you can used to insure the buyer is the actual purchaser.

11:00 AM – 12:00

  • PM ATF From the Inside & Out; "Providing You with the Tools to Excel" seminar

  • Presenter: Chad Yoder

  • ATF Inside and Out

  • Guide to Marking Variances

  • Location: The Venetian Hotel, Level 4, Marcello Ballroom, Room 4503 and 4504

ATF provides the firearms industry with a host of educational resources from onsite training to on line video seminars. This information provided will acquaint you with many of the resources and tools available to you and your employees. You will learn who to contact for information and how to get answers to your questions on a variety of topics.