Spotlight On the 2018 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference

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by Rachel Y

Gary Taylor (Division Chief, ATF Import Branch) and Desiree Dickinson (Programs Manager, ATF Import Branch) will address Federal Firearms Licensees including those who import regulated firearms and firearms components at the upcoming Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC).

This session, to be held on May 17, will provide licensees with information pertaining ATF Import Regulations, Import Forms 6 / 6a and discuss its role along-side Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Content will be drawn from the ATF Guidebook on the “Importation & Verification of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War.”

Early Bird Pricing ends 4/26/2018

Highlights from the Conference are expected to include;

  • Over 30 personnel from ATF, FBI NICS and other agencies in attendance – A rare opportunity to ask direct questions to regulatory agencies
  • 2018 tracks include ATF and ITAR / Export Compliance for all FFL and SOT holders who operate in Retail, Distribution, Manufacturing and Export.
  • Join companies such as Walmart, Remington, Big 5 Sporting Goods, SilencerCo, Smith & Wesson, Colt, Ellett Brothers, Cabela’s and hundreds of others
  • Get a year’s worth of firearm regulatory updates, compliance best practices and the latest in eBound Book, e4473 and NFA eForms technology in one spot
A detailed description of courses, breakout sessions, and compliance training can be found online via Orchid Advisors' website.

About the Firearms Industry Compliance Conference

Orchid Advisors and the National Shooting Sports Foundation bring you the 5th Annual Firearms Industry Compliance Conference. Discounted access is available for NSSF members. Due to the limited seating capacity, registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

FFLs who are interested in learning more about the FICC, hosted by Orchid Advisors and NSSF, can learn more by visiting the conference website at

Press release content provided by Orchid Advisors.

Rachel Y
Rachel Y

Rachel Young is a 4x Best Selling Author. She and her husband John co-own an FFL/SOT showroom and machine shop in Tennessee, specializing in ARs, AR parts, and AR accessories.

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  • BattleshipGrey BattleshipGrey on Apr 24, 2018

    I wonder if they're trying to use the revolver cylinder in combination with the word "compliance" to get us used to any proposed ban.

    If anyone goes to this and asks questions, make sure you get the name of the person you're talking to.

    • Derek McRoberts Derek McRoberts on Apr 25, 2018

      @BattleshipGrey It wouldn't really matter.

      At least in my state civil servants bear no liability for how they answer your questions because they are not allowed, by law, to give legal advice. They can tell you what the law says, but the courts decide if you're breaking the law. Saying "I talked to Agent Jim and he said it was legal" is not a defense if you are in violation of the letter of law or if their is vagueness or gray area that the courts decide you have violated.

      If you work in a regulated industry it's your responsibility to know the law as simple due diligence, and frankly if it ever came down to a he said/she said you better have it in writing. It's not a perfect solution, I have the utmost sympathy if someone is lead astray by a wayward government employee's incorrect guidance, but I can tell you from experience a more likely scenario happens when individuals think they've found a loophole because people can't resist feeling like they're the genius that cracked the code to do whatever they want.

  • Audie Bakerson Audie Bakerson on Apr 25, 2018

    Man, the NRA screwed rights over so badly we have to have industry conventions to figure out to how comply with the laws they endorsed.

    Remember when the NRA actually protected human rights? Neither do I!