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Theft/Loss in Transit
Answers to frequently asked questions in regards to theft and loss of firearms in transit.
If a theft/loss report is filed by the transferor/sender FFL after a theft/loss report has already been filed by the contract carrier and/or a transferee/receiver FFL, would multiple reports be entered into ATF’s lost/stolen gun database?
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?
What was the effective date of this rule?
Does this rule only apply to shipments by private common or contract carriers or does it also apply to shipments via the United States Postal Service (USPS)?
What happens if firearms are reported as missing and are subsequently located?
I (transferor/sender FFL) already recorded the disposition of the firearm to the transferee/receiver FFL or nonlicensee in my acquisition and disposition record. How would I reflect the theft/loss of the firearm in my acquisition and disposition record?
How does this rule change the reporting requirements for stolen or lost NFA firearms?
What form does the transferor/sender FFL use to notify ATF of the theft or loss?
Will I have to track each shipment and obtain confirmation from the recipients that the shipment has arrived?
Are there additional records that I will now have to maintain to prove that a shipment of firearms has arrived?