Originally Posted by ref441
I have never heard of a liaison officer...and I did not expect, ask for, or receive any help from ATF in my original application in 1980. Maybe things have changed in the recent past.
I do know that there is a "magic number" (unknown to me) of entries you must reach in three years before a renewal application will be approved. I had about 325 in my last 3-year license renewal.
Who told you there was any magic number. What ATF actually says is that they have the right to not renew a license that has had no activity in 24 months.
I have never heard of a liaison officer either. The agents that visit you are field agents. I guess I knew enough about ATF Form 4473 that I never had to ask. Like you, I did not expect anymore. Keeping the records straight is something I take very seriously. We use a software program for bound book entries, make regular backups and print hard copy every 24 hours. I also use EX Check. Bound books, 4473 and how to file was explained in my initial interview.
I remember calling industry operations about a year after getting my 01-FFL. I asked them something about getting audited once a year. They said, Who told you that? We don't audit dealers without a reason and it is not every year. I have yet to be audited after 6 years. I sell quite a few more than 325 firearms in a year.