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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

July 27, 2011

Contact: ATF Contact: Special Agent Christian Hoffman, PIO

(818) 265-2500

ATF Los Angeles Hosts Federal Firearms Licensee Seminar

Federal Firearms Licensees Are Invited to Attend this Seminar to Learn About the New Regulations and Multiple Reporting Requirements.

SAN DIEGO – Special Agent in Charge (SAC) John A. Torres of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives (ATF) invites all Federal Firearms Licensees, (FFL), to participate in the Federal Firearms Licensee Seminar on August 23, 2011. To assist its efforts in investigating and combating the illegal movement of firearms along and across the Southwest border, ATF is requiring licensed dealers and pawnbrokers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas to submit record information concerning multiple sales of certain rifles. ATF has the authority to issue this letter to collect such record information from federal firearms licensees (FFLs) under 18 U.S.C. § 923(g)(5), and that authority has been delegated by ATF’s Acting Director to the Chief of the National Tracing Center. This seminar will aid FFL’s in answering questions related to the new reporting instructions.

      WHO: ATF Los Angeles Field Division, San Diego Field Office Personnel
      WHAT: Federal Firearms Licensee Seminar
      WHEN: August 23, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
      WHERE: San Diego County Sheriff's Department
      9621 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA 92123

    Only FFL’s are eligible to attend this seminar at this time. Seating is limited so please RSVP with the number of individuals attending to (858) 966-1030 by August 15, 2011. Please direct all inquiries regarding the seminar to James Palm at (714) 347-9160.

    Photo identification and your Federal Firearms License will be required for admittance.