So if a gun dealer goes out of business due to lack of sales then they forward the records to BATF? So then the BATF has a right to them? Well, then I hope they had some hungry dogs.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Tracing Center ATF / Out of Business Records Center 244 Needy Road Martinsburg, West Virginia 25405 USA Voice 1-800-788-7133 x 1590
Failure to surrender required records is a felony and could result in the licensee being fined up to $250,000, imprisoned up to 5 years, or both. A licensee discontinuing business also must notify the Federal Firearms Licensing Center within 30 days."