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Easy Bound Book Business solves the problems your firearms business faces. Managing inventory, sales, purchasing, manufacturing, financials and ATF record-keeping compliance – all in one easy to use product. No need to learn two or three software products. Easy Bound Book Business does it all.
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Easy Bound Book is Perfectly Tooled for Morrissey Inc.
Morrissey Inc, is a precision machining, stamping and complex metal fabrication shop. The parts they manufacture are used in machines for military, medical, filter, automotive, electric and aerospace applications, including firearms.
As the company was growing exponentially, the volume of parts needing to be tracked, in their ATF bound book, was heading toward the unmanageable. Upon advice from their ATF compliance attorney, Mark Barnes, Morrissey decided to move to an electronic bound book solution. The solution they chose was Easy Bound BookTM by Business Automation Specialists of Minnesota (BASM).
The Morrissey team, Steve Mealman, Nick Duerr and Louis Canete handle a lot of receivers for many different manufacturers. Easy Bound Book makes it fast, simple and accurate. Nick Duerr, Manufacturing Engineer had this to say, “EBB is worth every penny! We don’t look at Excel anymore, instead, we track everything in EBB. The accuracy and time savings free us up to get more work done rather than manually tracking our data. The system is easy to use and only requires someone who has basic computer skills.”
“EBB is worth every penny! We don’t look at Excel anymore, instead, we track everything in EBB. The accuracy and time savings free us up to get more work done rather than manually tracking our data. The system is easy to use and only requires someone who has basic computer skills. The EBB staff was able to customize our program, making it possible for us to batch our product check-ins which saved a ton of time! We have recommended this software to several other companies and will continue to do so.“
Nick Duerr, Manufacturing Engineer
“The EBB staff was able to customize our program, making it possible for us to batch our product check-ins which saved a ton of time! We have recommended this software to several other companies and will continue to do so.”
BASM President, Ron Ketterling, recalled, “We use the same ATF Compliance attorney that Morrissey uses. When our attorney referred them to us, it was a huge vote of confidence, as Morrissey would become our largest client at the time with over 10,000 serial numbers per month.”
Did you Attend the Federal Firearms Industry Conference?
May in Florida alone was a great reason to attend (keeping in mind we are based in Minnesota)! However, we also have some highly valuable take-aways – so if you didn’t attend, here are the highlights:
Newly appointed Acting Director, Regina Lombardo, addressed the conference and emphasized the outstanding partnership between the FFL community and the ATF. She reaffirmed the leadership role that Assistant Director, Marvin Richardson and his staff have had to improve the business climate for FFLs. She also noted the partnership between the NSSF and the ATF in promoting gun safety. She also pointed out the emphasis the ATF is placing on reducing losses through “smash and grab” gun store robberies and that several attempts recently had no losses because of safe storage practices.
Assistant Director Marvin Richardson mentioned the effect of the Executive Order limiting rule-making, but that they are still issuing private letter rulings. He also said that he is fine with an FFL sharing the private letter ruling with others.
The conference placed a strong emphasis on making sure that your electronic record-keeping software should help you enforce best practices and help you avoid non-compliance. Steve Salka, from Traditions (one of our longtime clients for Easy Bound Book) had a presentation on having well-documented business procedures, not only to run your business, but to integrated compliance into your procedures.
Much time was spent discussing the move of firearms imports and exports from Defense and ITAR to Commerce. This should make life easier for everyone without removing any oversight from imports and exports. This action is still delayed by 3D-printing of guns, but, hopefully, will be out soon.
Look for a new 4473 format coming out next year. It will be published in the Federal Register for comments. Expect to see more instructions, larger font and seven pages rather than six. Krissy Carlson, Chief of Firearms and Explosives joked that it would be released in the fall at the height of hunting season. She said that the ATF hopes to have it released shortly after Shot Show in January.
Ron Ketterling, President of Business Automation Specialists, met with the ATF in a one-on-one session with Kyle Lallensack, Gregory Taylor and Regina Lumbardo. Ron demonstrated our Explosives product to the group. Kyle Lallensack remarked that he didn’t think our customers would need a variance to use our combined Explosives and Destructive Device – Munitions record-keeping because we can report each one in a distinct format. Stay tuned for more input from them as they research that question.
2nd Quarter 2019
In This Issue:
+ The #1 Bound Book Software powered by the #1 ERP software for your #1 business.
+ Now is the Time to Invest in Processes and Systems
+ What You Should Know about the Illinois Firearm Dealer License Certification Act
+ Did you Attend the Federal Firearms Industry Conference?
What You Should Know about the Illinois Firearm Dealer License Certification Act
Illinois state lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 337, also referred to as the “Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act” and “Firearm Dealer License Certification Act”. Public Act 100-1178 also known as SB337 requires, among other things, that Federal Firearm Licensees in Illinois move to an electronic bound book record keeping system by the end of the year. Read the PDF here.
You may be wondering, what does it mean for me? Well, the rules aren’t in place yet, but we have condensed the law’s requirements into
12 Steps to Illinois Firearms Dealer Certification. And, if you already have your FFL, you have one step almost completed.
Of course, this has many smaller FFL’s in the state up in arms and scrambling to figure out what to do next. Luckily, Easy Bound Book Lite is fast and easy to implement and is a cost effective option.
However, Illinois may be just the tip of the iceberg. It wouldn’t surprise us to see other states follow suit and create a snowball effect. With few electronic bound book options, the demand for software and services could be hard for the software developers/service providers to keep up with.
If you are not on an electronic bound book solution yet, this may be a compelling case to make the move now. Before you are faced with a forced short deadline, and a long line of FFL holders in the same position and not enough electronic bound book providers to help in a short window – beat the crowds and move to an automated solution now.
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