The NEW ATF Background Check Form 4473 is HERE!
The New ATF Form 4473 is HERE!
Beginning Monday, January 16th, 2017, it will be mandatory to use the NEW 4473 (Revised October 2016).
To avoid confusion and answering questions incorrectly, it is highly recommended to review the new form.
There are new fields in the form. New questions and wording of old questions have also changed.
Click the image above to be taken to the ATF website. There you can read about the changes.
Attention Firearm Dealers:
Start using the NEW forms on Monday, January 16th, 2017!
Attention to the Details
Why are these changes so important? You must properly answer the questions that are asked on the form 4473. If not, your background check could be delayed or denied by the FBI NICS.
To avoid delays and potential issues, it is best to become familiar with the form and what the questions are asking.
Definitions and Clarifications
The forms have corresponding numbers associated with questions. On the back of the form are definitions and clarifications. The questions are linked by the corresponding questions number.
These definitions and clarifications can save you a lot of time and help to better familiarize yourself with the FBI’s terminology.