What NICS or state POC response information must a licensee record on ATF Form 4473?

Licensees must record any initial “proceed”, “delayed”, or “denied” response received, as well as any transaction number provided.

If the initial NICS response was “delayed,” a licensee must also record the date and response later provided, or that no resolution was provided within 3 business days if the licensee transfers the firearm after the 3 days.

In addition, if a licensee receives a response from NICS after the firearm has been transferred, the licensee must also record this information.

[18 U.S.C. 922(t); 27 CFR 478.124(c)(3)(iv)]

Last Reviewed May 22, 2020