Industry Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) are familiar with routine inspections from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacoo, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). At this year’s Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC), you can learn more about those inspections when the ATF hosts a discussion about those visits. The discussion will be a deep dive into non-investigative and routine elements of ATF’s manufacturing, distribution, import and dealer inspection programs.

More About The FICC

The FICC is May 8-10 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The ATF Inspection Education seminar will be May 9. Andy Graham, Deputy Assistant Director of ATF’s Industry Operations, and Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid Advisors, will speak to attendees for more than an hour. Graham leads ATF’s national inspection efforts and work directly with Directors of Industry Operations (DIOs) and Industry Operations Investigators (IOIs). Rydberg has more than 20-years experience conducting regulated audits. He’s a leading expert at firearm industry business software such as ERP, POS and others.

Anyone interested in attending the talk can register online for the FICC at Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in other activities led by the ATF. These include ATF-led sessions and also private one-on-one meetings. Contact ATF Firearms Industry Technical Advisor John Badowski at if interested.

The FICC has several registration options. This includes a discounted registration feeds for NSSF members. Registration fees are also more inexpensive if you sign up prior to 5 p.m. on April 7. Pre-conference workshop registration is also available. Groups of three or more attendees will have a special unnamed pricing.