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FIC 2023 to Help FFLs Mitigate Compliance Risk

Written by Orchid


March 08, 2023


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HARTFORD, CT (March 9, 2023) – Orchid and Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group announce a focus on mitigating FFL compliance risk at the 2023 Firearms Industry Conference (FIC), to be held virtually April 27-28 and live in Atlanta, May 1-3, 2023. Firearm industry attorneys, compliance professionals, and agency personnel from the ATF, FBI NICS, BIS and DDTC will lead educational sessions on various topics relating to federal and state firearm and explosive regulations.

“The past 12 months have been especially volatile for our industry,” said Orchid VP of Regulatory Services and lead attorney at Orchid Law, Philip Milks. “Firearm exports are on the rise again and eliminating ATF compliance violations has never been a more critical focus for today’s FFLs. This year’s conference agenda takes lessons from increased inspection reporting, customer interactions, and new federal regulations and places an even greater emphasis on how industry members can avoid unnecessary risk and revocation.”

One of three conference learning tracks, FFL Compliance will be thoroughly examined throughout FIC 2023. Comprised of three events over five days, FIC On-Air returns as a virtual option for new industry members and small-to-medium businesses, followed by deep dive FIC pre-conference workshops and the main conference event.

Notable FIC 2023 sessions in the FFL Compliance track include:

Virtual FIC On-Air

  • ATF Form 4473 Transfers
  • FBI NICS & Background Checks
  • Selling Online and Avoiding Lawsuits
  • Serial Number Inventories: Critical Compliance
  • Overcoming State Compliance Challenges

In-Person Workshops & Main Event

  • Federal & State Laws, ATF Inspections and Revocations
  • Overview of ATF Final Rule 2021R-08F (Stabilizing Braces)
  • NFA Firearms, Suppressors and ATF eForms
  • Straw Purchase Prevention
  • Ammunition & Explosives: Licensing, Manufacturing and Regulations
  • Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax: Lowering Your Tax Rate

In addition, the FIC Main Event will hold interactive breakout sessions with ATF, FBI, BIS and DDTC leadership to discuss inspections and NICS, the National Firearms Act, and firearm imports and exports.

“Our firm provides comprehensive legal counsel to help industry members comply with all federal and state firearm laws,” said Camden Webb, partner and co-chair of the Williams Mullen Firearms Industry Group. “FIC is an opportunity for our experienced team of attorneys to educate and support industry professionals in their understanding of the evolving legal landscape so they may develop compliant policies.”

To view the entire conference agenda, learn about silent auction prizes and event sponsorship opportunities, and register your team for FIC 2023, visit orchidadvisors.com/FIC.

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About Orchid LLC
Celebrating 10 years of serving the shooting sports industry, Orchid and partner firm, FFL Law, offer leading FFL software, firearms-friendly payment processing, and legal and regulatory services for the firearms, ammunition and explosives industries. Orchid’s POS, eCommerce, and regulatory applications, including Orchid eBound, Orchid FEL Book, and Orchid eState, accompany its expert services in ERP integration, firearms/explosives regulation, state gun laws and Firearm & Ammunition Excise Tax advisory. Get started today at orchidadvisors.com.

About Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with offices across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The firm’s Firearms Industry Group helps industry members navigate legal issues from regulatory compliance to e-commerce development, financing needs, and interest from the venture capital world. In addition, Williams Mullen attorneys provide advice and counsel in matters involving Import/Export Controls, White Collar & Investigations, Cybersecurity & Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Government Contracting and legal aspects of social media marketing. Learn how Williams Mullen can assist you at williamsmullen.com.

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Joe Kriz
Communications Manager, Orchid LLC

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