Orchid Advisors at Shot Show Answering to NY Gun laws

The New York statutory environment changed on January 15th, and it changed quickly.  We awoke at 5am to news the NY Senate passed S.2230 late [...]

January 16th, 2013|

Notice of a Potential Executive Order by President Obama and What it Means for FFL Compliance

This afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden gave a press conference and said President Obama might use the Executive Order to institute his agenda into the [...]

January 9th, 2013|

7 Out of 10 Compliance Violations Occur on ATF Form 4473

If you’re a federal firearms licensee (FFL), your odds of passing an ATF compliance inspection are only slightly better than your odds of winning a [...]

January 9th, 2013|

State? Federal? State & Federal? The Answer is All of the Above.

There is a very fancy word attorneys love to use because it doesn’t factor into plain English:  “jurisdiction.”  It simply means ‘under whose authority.’ If [...]

January 7th, 2013|

Federal Firearms License Revocation – A Process to be Avoided Through Compliance

If you are a federal firearms licensee (“FFL”), you would be wise to open on the same day every piece of communication from the Bureau [...]

January 7th, 2013|

Eye on the Hill – a Return of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban?

Back in 1993, then House Representative (now Senator) Charles E. Schumer from New York was the primary sponsor of what became known as the “Federal [...]

December 20th, 2012|

The Dollars and Cents of ATF Enforcement

With the annual Washington, D.C. budget negotiations underway, it’s a good time to rewind on the annual budget for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and [...]

December 4th, 2012|