Fiscal Year 2015 Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) and Federal Explosives Licensee (FEL) Inspections

Fiscal Year 2015 Federal Firearms Compliance Inspections
Chart identifying the number of Fiscal Year 2015 Federal Firearms Compliance Inspections completed.

Fiscal Year 2015 Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) and Federal Explosives Licensee (FEL) Inspections

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

  • ATF is responsible for licensing persons engaged in manufacturing, importing, and dealing in firearms.
  • Compliance inspections are conducted by ATF Industry Operation Investigators (IOIs).
  • There are 620+ field IOIs nationwide.
  • There were 139,000+ Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) in 2015.

Inspection Facts for 2015

  • ATF conducted 8,696 Compliance Inspection in Fiscal Year 2015.
  • 3,848 inspections had no violations.
  • 1,162 inspections had a report of violations.
  • 1,021 inspections received a warning letter.
  • 444 inspections received a warning conference.
  • 46 inspections resulted in license revocations being sought.
  • 2,175 inspections resulted in other results, such as out of business.
  • ATF conducted 10,981 firearms application inspections.

Industry Operations Investigators also conduct compliance inspections of Federal Explosives Licensees (FELs)

  • In fiscal year 2015, ATF conducted 5,267 explosive compliance inspections.

Published by ATF on April 12, 2015

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Last Reviewed March 21, 2017