At FFLGuard, communication is paramount. After all, it would be hypocritical to criticize others for “one hand not knowing what the other hand is doing” if we did that ourselves.
To avoid this situation, the FFLGuard lawyers, subject matter experts and professionals all communicate frequently amongst themselves through the most current, cutting-edge technology available, coupled with the good-old face-to-face meetings and phone calls. But when communicating with hundreds of clients across the country, the most effective way to reach hundreds of people is through our eCommunications. Some of these electronic communications are attorney-client privileged. Others are not. All, however, deliver information to the FFLs unlike any other organization or agency can.
FFLGuard eBlasts deliver joint defense and attorney-client privileged information to our client base that we share only with them… no one else. It keeps every FFLGuard client – whether in Gonic, NH or Miami, FL or San Diego, CA or Corpus Christi, TX or Sitka, AK – absolutely “in the know” when it comes to the compliance-related information which they pay us to gather, opine and advise. The “information dissemination” model can be easily understood as follows:
Take, for example, a Gander Mountain chain of sporting goods stores. That’s 119 stores in 23 states. But they don’t have 119 lawyers, or 119 compliance departments. They have one general counsel or legal department that centralizes all information and keeps the company out of trouble. So let’s say Gander Mountain Store #100 in Poughkeepsie, NY has an issue with ATF, or needs a compliance question resolved, or has a legal “issue” with their FFL that needs to be addressed… they run it up to the legal department, the company lawyers fix it, and then that legal department advises the other 118 stores what to do or not to do!
The same holds true for FFLGuard, but with a LOT more stores in a LOT more states. Strength in numbers. Working cooperatively in this arena, while not squashing competition among the client base, breeds consistency and uniformity, and helps everyone do what they do best: sell firearms and firearms related goods to those who want them.
FFLGuard eAdvisories are sent to clients, but with non-privileged information that focuses more on how they can make the most out of their participation in the FFLGuard program. Between the Basic Services that each client receives with their yearly fee and the Additional Services that clients can engage us to deliver for heightened compliance, there’s a lot that a Participant can miss. Moreover, accessing our CLIENTS-ONLY Website (www.fflguard.org) and all of our other “bells and whistles” can be a challenge. We want our client base to seize every opportunity to take what we offer, and take advantage of every service they can to be uber-compliant. It advances one of our mottos: Commitment to Perfection. So, through our eAdvisories, we periodically give friendly tips and helpful advice to our clients on how to work a great program.
Because of firearms industry demand to gain access to FFLGuard and our vanguard eCommunications, we created a special eNewsletter that is issued to our industry contacts periodically. While free of any privileged information, it does offer tips and advice, along with statistics and other relevant information to the FFLGuard program. If you would like to join this list, please provide your name and email here… don’t worry, you can opt out at any time if you are on “information overload,” yet we are confident that you will find this periodic content to be exceptionally enlightening and fruitful. Especially if your daily dealings are either as or with Federal Firearms Licensees.