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    Local Dealer Little Jack's Guns's Avatar
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    Gov shutdown and NFA paperwork

    Got this from one of my distributors today...

    "Short Version
    The government shutdown is now affecting the NFA branch and form 3 approvals have slowed to almost a stop. Expect little to no approvals for the duration of the shutdown.
    Long Version
    Good afternoon, with the partial government shutdown, the ATF is operating under a contingency plan for lower funding. I was originally told that this would have little to no effect on the NFA branch and the processing of our form 3ís. For the first week of the shutdown, this seemed to be true. We were receiving approvals at a normal pace. Since New Years, we have noticed that the approvals have slowed almost to a stop. I was hoping that this was simply due to the Holidays, examiners taking time off, etc. I just called the branch to inquire about our pending form 3ís and I was told that as the shutdown went on, the branch was deemed to be non-essential. They have not shut down completely, but are now working with a greatly reduced crew. There are a handful of people primarily working on form 5ís (government and LE transfers), but they are processing eform 3ís when they have time. I expect we will receive very little in the way of form 3 approvals for as long as the shutdown lasts. Form 4ís are currently not being worked on at all. When the shutdown does end, expect there to be delays as they work through the backlog of submitted form 3ís."

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    Smh... I'll see the other side of 12 months for sure now

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWlineman View Post
    Smh... I'll see the other side of 12 months for sure now

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    Yep I figured this for sure... The only thing I have out there is an SBR for another MP5 not a big deal at all. I can wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kendive View Post
    Yep I figured this for sure... The only thing I have out there is an SBR for another MP5 not a big deal at all. I can wait.
    I was hoping my Form 4 would be before Christmas then maybe this month...but now that hope is certainly shattered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWlineman View Post
    I was hoping my Form 4 would be before Christmas then maybe this month...but now that hope is certainly shattered.

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    Yea that sucks man... I am just happy my MP5 SD came through when it did or I would still be waiting. We should be on a preferred atf list after you give them so much money... I would be on the elite list for sure. ha ha
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    Absolutely. At least I have a FFL that let's me set up play dates!

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    This is nothing but Demo's (2 main ones), trying to make the prez out the bad guy, when they are the ones. Hell, there's been more money wasted on other ideas, etc, w/o concern.

    I for one, would like to know how many Demo's have Fenced-In Yards? And their reason why they have it. The proposed wall will do the same as their fence around their house, Security.
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    I'm already at 13 months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc92 View Post
    I'm already at 13 months...
    Just WOW!!!

    I remember back in the day I bought my first 9mm and .223 Suppressors at the same time and they came back in weeks.
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    I knew I should have applied back in September of last year.

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