Assumptions and Mistakes on the ATF Form 4473 Could Lead to Criminal Charges
The ATF Form 4473 is a vital document necessary to prevent prohibited persons from acquiring a firearm. The form requires a firearms purchaser to answer specific questions about his or her personal identification and criminal, mental-health, and immigration backgrounds. A person who passes the related FBI check will be allowed to purchase a firearm and exit the gun shop. Failing to answer a question correctly could, however, create major problems for someone who does not understand the law.