ATF Form 4473 (December 2022)

Hey there, fellow firearms enthusiasts and dealers! Today, we’ll dive into the latest FastBound release, packed with new features and improvements. As you know, FastBound is committed to keeping you up-to-date with changes in ATF forms, United States Federal Firearms laws, and more. This release is no exception!

So, let’s get started and explore the exciting changes made in this release. We’ll discuss the firearms transaction record, ATF Form 4473, improvements to the new forms for NFA, new API endpoints, webhook additions, and more.

New Feature: API Endpoints and Webhooks

FastBound has added new API endpoints to retrieve forms 4473 and reports of multiple sales. This means you can now access these forms more quickly and efficiently than ever before.

Additionally, two new webhooks help streamline your workflows. These webhooks provide real-time notifications to applications when Form 4473 is completed and when a multiple-sale report is transmitted. These features are designed to help make your life as a firearms dealer easier and more efficient.

Improvements: ATF Form Updates

FastBound updated the ATF Form 4473 PDF to the revised December 2022 version. This revised form is essential for ensuring compliance with new statutory requirements introduced by the Biden Administration. The updated form incorporates significant changes that reflect the latest developments in federal firearms laws and regulations, helping dealers maintain legal and efficient transactions.

One of the critical updates to the revised ATF Form 4473 is the inclusion of the NICS Denial Notification Act. This act mandates that the FBI inform local law enforcement agencies when a prohibited person, such as someone with a disqualifying criminal record or history of domestic violence, attempts to purchase a firearm and fails a background check. This new measure aims to strengthen communication between federal and local authorities and enhance public safety across the United States.

The revised ATF Form 4473 now includes new questions relating to the Bipartisan Safer Community Act, which aims to prevent violent crime by strengthening background checks and addressing gaps in the current system.

FastBound’s updated ATF Form 4473 also includes an electronic form option, making it more convenient for dealers to collect compliant, complete, and correct 4473s from buyers. This feature streamlines the submission process, ensuring all necessary data is recorded accurately and efficiently.

Continuation Sheet and Seller’s View

The new December 2022 ATF Form 4473, released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in the United States, now includes a continuation sheet that FastBound has seamlessly integrated into its system. This continuation sheet is designed to help licensed firearm dealers manage their transactions more effectively while adhering to federal firearms laws.

Furthermore, FastBound has made significant enhancements to the seller’s view of the ATF Form 4473, which is crucial in ensuring that firearm dealers comply with the regulations set forth by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in the United States. When a warning is displayed, the box’s border color will now correspond with the warning text color, allowing users to easily identify potential issues during a firearms transaction, such as a possible disqualifying juvenile record or a false statement made by the buyer.

Buyer’s Age Warning and Response Options

FastBound has introduced a new feature to help licensed firearm dealers comply with the latest federal firearms laws regarding age restrictions for firearm purchases. This feature focuses on warning dealers about a buyer’s age when purchasing a receiver instead of a pistol, ensuring that all transactions align with the new statutory requirements set forth by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in the United States.

As a licensed dealer, it is crucial to be aware of the various regulations and requirements associated with ATF forms, background checks, and other aspects of firearms transactions. With the recent changes implemented by the Biden Administration, the NICS Denial Notification Act, and the final rule on waiting periods, it is more important than ever to stay up-to-date with these new laws and requirements.

FastBound’s new feature addresses this by integrating a warning system that focuses on the buyer’s age when purchasing a receiver instead of a pistol. This warning is designed to ensure that dealers remain compliant with the latest regulations, which include a mandatory waiting period for firearms purchases and specific age limits based on the type of firearm being bought.

FastBound has introduced a new feature to help licensed firearm dealers maintain compliance with federal firearms laws when selling firearms to buyers under 21. In line with the latest statutory requirements, this feature provides a crucial warning about a buyer’s age when purchasing a receiver instead of a pistol. This age-related warning ensures dealers comply with the latest regulations while promoting responsible firearm sales in the United States.

The revised ATF Form 4473, which reflects updates made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), now includes new response options for buyers under 21. These options have been carefully incorporated by FastBound, ensuring that all necessary information is accurately recorded in Section A and Section B of the firearms transaction record. By staying current with federal requirements, FastBound empowers licensed dealers to maintain compliance with the latest regulations, including the NICS Denial Notification Act, the Final Rule regarding waiting periods, and the Biden Administration’s recent initiatives in the firearm industry.

Minor Improvements to 4473 Items Search Results Page

FastBound implemented minor improvements to the 4473 Items Search results page, enhancing the overall user experience for licensed firearm dealers and making it more convenient for them to find crucial information they need for ATF Form 4473. As a result, dealers can more efficiently navigate the revised form, which includes new statutory requirements and additional questions.

Help Popups and Warnings

We updated the help popups on both the buyer and seller views for the new ATF Form 4473 Rev Dec 2022. This revised form, released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), includes several updates to comply with new statutory requirements introduced by the Biden Administration. These popups provide crucial information to guide you through the process of completing the form, ensuring you remain compliant with federal firearms laws in the United States.

We also added a helpful “you will lose unsaved changes” warning on a started ATF Form 4473, even when you click Cancel. This feature is designed to help prevent the accidental loss of essential information while completing the form, ensuring that you, as a licensed firearm dealer, remain compliant with federal firearms laws and regulations.

Clear Button for Mistaken Answers

Have you ever answered a question by mistake and wished there was an easy way to clear your response? FastBound has got you covered! They’ve added a clear button for question 27e on ATF Form 4473, making it simple to rectify mistakes and ensure accurate information is recorded.

Updated Background Check Browser Extension

Finally, FastBound has updated the 4473 URLs in their legacy browser extension. This update helps ensure that your browser extension remains functional and provides you with access to the latest version of ATF Form 4473.


This latest FastBound release offers a range of new features and improvements designed to keep you compliant with federal firearms laws and enhance your experience as a licensed firearm dealer. With updated ATF forms, new API endpoints, webhook additions, and helpful improvements to the user interface, you can be confident that FastBound is committed to providing you with the tools and support you need to succeed in the firearms industry.

As always, we encourage you to stay informed about changes in the firearms industry and federal firearms laws. Visit for the latest information and to access electronic forms, guidelines, and more. Remember, staying informed and up-to-date is critical to maintaining compliance with federal regulations and ensuring the continued success of your firearms business.

That’s it for now! We hope you find these new features and improvements helpful in streamlining your workflow and maintaining compliance with federal firearms laws. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback. Happy selling!

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