ATF Removes Box 9 Disclosure Consent from ATF Form 4 with May 2016 Revision
The ATF removed Box 9 from the ATF Form 4 with the May 2016 Revision. Box 9 "Consent to Disclosure" was last included on the March 2006 Revised ATF Form 4.
Box 9 stated, "Consent to Disclosure of Information to Transferee (See instruction 8). I Do or Do Not (circle one) Authorize ATF to Provide Information Relating to this Application to the Above-Named Transferee."
Instruction 8 states, "8 Status Inquiries and Questions. Information relating to the NFA and other firearms laws is available at the ATF Internet website at www.atf.gov. Any inquiry relating to the status of an application to transfer an NFA Firearm or about procedures in general should be directed to the NFA Branch at (304) 616-4500. Please be aware that any dissemination by ATF of information relating to the application to register an NFA firearm must conform with the restrictions in 26 U.S.C § 6103. The opportunity provided in item 8 to authorize ATF to disclose information is intended to enable ATF to respond to inquiries by the transferee regarding the application. The failure to complete item 8 will be considered a declination of authorization to release the information."