Is the transferor/sender FFL required to report any thefts/losses of firearms that occur while in transit if the transferee/receiver FFL and/or common or contract carrier have already filed a theft/loss report with ATF?

Yes.  The report must be filed by the transferor/sender FFL regardless of whether a transferee/receiver FFL and/or the carrier indicate that they have filed a theft/loss report with ATF.  This requirement applies because only the transferor/sender specifically knows how and when the particular firearms were shipped; the transferee/receiver or the carrier most often does not have all of the information necessary to file a complete theft/loss report.  The reporting requirement also applies because the disposition records of the transferor/sender FFL must be corrected to reflect the theft or loss.

Last Reviewed April 1, 2016