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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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WINDHOEK FOR ADRIENNE GALANEK

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC WA
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050093288

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2 - 4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on license 05-050093288 for the export of
rifles, pistols, and revolvers to Namibia. Post is requested
to complete this Blue Lantern check within 30 days. Lack of
response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: To establish the bona fides of
end-user, The Gun Shop.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-user, The Gun Shop, as a legitimate recipient of
the United States Munitions List (USML) items listed below.
Post should also question end-user on their familiarity with
the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR).
Additionally, Post should verify that all USML imported by
end-user for commercial resale were sold within Namibia. The
following points are included for guidance:

(To The Gun Shop) -- How long has your company been in the
business of importing and selling defense articles in
Namibia? What services and products are sold by your company?
Who are your regular customers and where do they reside? What
were your total sales of firearms in 2007 and to whom were
they sold? Are you familiar with the regulations governing
the import of U.S.-origin defense articles, including
restrictions on re-transfer or re-export?

In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to these transactions such as security of
facilities, end-use, and concerns about the entities involved.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050093288

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

5 Ruger Model 77/22 Bolt Action Rifles

131 Ruger Model M77 Bolt Action Rifles

6 Ruger Model 10/22 Semi-Automatic Rifles

16 Ruger Model P-Series Semi-Automatic Pistols

4 Ruger Model SR9 Semi-Automatic Pistols

9 Ruger Model SP101 Double Action Revolvers

1 Ruger Model Redhawk Double Action Revolver

4 Ruger Model GP100 Double Action Revolvers

4 Ruger Model Single Six Single Action Revolvers

2 Ruger Model VAQUERO Single Action Revolvers

15 Ruger Model Number One Single Shot Rifles

License Value: USD $90,155

SELLER:

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
Lacey Place
Southport, CT 06890

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as End-User

FOREIGN END-USER:

The Gun Shop
Hildas Shopping Centre
PO Box 11621
Klein Windhoek
Namibia
Tel: 264-61-227655
Mobile: 0264-81-1243835

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Namibia by the Gun Shop

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Posts
upon request):

Letter Certifying the Gun Shop's Registration as Arms and
Ammunition Dealer issued by the Ministry of Safety and
Security signed on 02/05/2008 and stamped by Namibian Police
on 02/18/2008.

License to Deal Arms and Ammunition from August 02, 2006 -
2009 issuing Registration Number D99657

Import Permit No. 2008/HA-10985 (Slightly obscured by stamp)
dated 02/18/2008.

Purchase Order No. 1 Ruger 2008 from The Gun Shop

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref) is
available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's E-Book
Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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