What notification will I receive if one of my responsible persons or employee possessors does not pass their ATF background check?

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If an individual does not pass the background check, a letter will be sent to the licensee or permittee who submitted the individual’s name indicating that the individual was denied. A letter will also be sent to that individual explaining the prohibition and outlining appeal and relief procedures, as may be applicable. Unless and until an appeal overturns the denial or relief from disabilities is granted, that individual may not lawfully possess explosives. [27 CFR 555.33]

Last Reviewed September 28, 2018