Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 FICC

Over 2.5 Hours Dedicated to NFA Regulation and 1.5 Hours to ATF Inspections Due to an overwhelming demand from last year’s participants, the [...]

March 24th, 2017|

What is The Firearms Compliance University?

Firearms Compliance University is the first education program specifically focused on the manufacturers, distributors, pawn shops and retailers of the firearms industry. University [...]

May 3rd, 2016|

Are Your ITAR Empowered Officials Truly Empowered?

  ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) §120.25(a) states: Empowered Official means a U.S. person who: (1) Is directly employed by the applicant or a [...]

March 22nd, 2016|

5 Reasons Why You Should Be At Firearms Industry Compliance Conference 2016

The third annual Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC) is coming up—will you be there? FICC focuses on collaborative discussion among legal, compliance, operations, and technology [...]

March 16th, 2016|

ATF Right of Entry and Examination

(Download) The one thought in every licensee's mind is not if, but when, will ATF be knocking on the door for a compliance inspection.  This [...]

March 9th, 2015|

How Does the ATF Determine the Rules and Regulations Surrounding Firearms Imports

(Download)Imports UpdatesIf you’re an importer of firearms, frames and receivers, barrels, or ammunition, there’s an additional set of laws and regulations governing your business activities. [...]

October 16th, 2014|

The Weight, the Breakdown, and the Specialization of Parts

(Download) Looking at this title, did you think that the team at Orchid Advisors had decided to take up manufacturing à la Adam Smith?  While [...]

September 17th, 2014|

ATF Compliance Diligence – Before My Next Inspection

Download Imagine the debate we’re going to spark if we say that imitating biathletes is the way to achieve a gold star culture of compliance.  [...]

July 25th, 2014|

What do I need to know about FFL Compliance Inspections

In today’s Orchid Advisory, we will answer five key questions about FFL Compliance Inspections: What is an ATF Inspection (otherwise known as an FFL Compliance [...]

July 1st, 2014|

Orchid Alert -ATF Extends Timeline To Comply With 2013-5

On June 11, 2014 the ATF extended the deadline to comply with Ruling 2013-5 by 120 days. The original deadline was June 15, 2014 and [...]

June 11th, 2014|