- Last year, I was sitting at home when my doorbell rang. Two polite and professional ATF agents informed me that the number of firearms I had purchased from 2007 to 2010 did not match my income. I was disappointed to learn that this fact did not come with some sort of prize or award, but suddenly wondered how they knew what I had purchased. They knew of 5 AR receivers transferred to me on one 4473 (in 2010), for which no background check had been performed. I told them that those receivers, along with most of the firearms I had transferred to me during that time, were provided for free by manufacturers for T&E purposes, and told them about my blog.This is an outstanding reason to keep the "Gun Show Loophole" open.
When later I asked the FFL about that transaction record, they told me that the ATF had audited their records but didn't appear to have copied any information - although that is literally the only way they could have known about those five receivers or even the transaction itself.
Via Comrade Misfit, who has a whole bunch of interesting stuff up.