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Theft/Loss in Transit
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the theft or loss of firearms in transit.
Why were the regulations amended to specify who is responsible for reporting the theft or loss of a firearm in transit?
Why is the transferor/sender FFL required to report the theft or loss of a firearm in transit?
Why isn’t the common or contract carrier required under federal law to report to ATF the theft or loss of a firearm shipped in commerce?
Why shouldn’t the intended transferee/receiver be required to report the theft or loss of a firearm in transit?
When a firearm theft or loss occurs, what is the transferor/sender FFL required to do?
How do I know who the appropriate local authorities are for reporting the theft/loss?
How does the transferor/sender FFL receive notification that a firearm is stolen or lost?
Are there additional records that I will now have to maintain to prove that a shipment of firearms has arrived?
Will I have to track each shipment and obtain confirmation from the recipients that the shipment has arrived?
What form does the transferor/sender FFL use to notify ATF of the theft or loss?