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    Default Gov shutdown and NFA paperwork

    On a local forum for the gulf coast where I live people waiting ATF approval seem to think that there applications will not get started on until the shut down ends. .

    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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    The shutdown is a ruse to deny people their rights....I knew it!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    The shutdown is a ruse to deny people their rights....I knew it!!!!
    Just ones getting NFA paperwork, they are the devil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    The shutdown is a ruse to deny people their rights....I knew it!!!!
    It’s not a right if you have to ask for permission.

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    I'd rather have the wall construction funded than my NFA stuff (6 currently in the system) processed.

    Big picture. I can survive without the toys for a few more weeks or months....the border needs to get secured.
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    This partial shutdown of “non-essential” departments is shining a spotlight on many department whose main function is to infringe on our freedoms. They are not needed and should be abolished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Harris View Post
    I'd rather have the wall construction funded than my NFA stuff (6 currently in the system) processed.

    Big picture. I can survive without the toys for a few more weeks or months....the border needs to get secured.
    I do not think that it will go on for months. Trump is a man that is used to winning a deal, knows how to push, and does not have a lot patience. He has already indicated that he may build the wall declaring an emergency and use DoD funds if I got that right.
    The democraps want to hang him and are looking for something to impeach him on.

    I suspect that Trump will get the wall, but no one can really predict the future.
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    Everything, or most everything the boys from FAT need to run a guy are in every police patrol car computer. If they want to run prints might have to go to the station to see if they are in the system for a bicycle theft from the 1960s.

    What needs done is a "Deemed Approval" law. give them 30 days to deny or an automatic approval is issued. It is the information age. Every time some wacko shoots a bunch of people cops are doing a press conference describing everything including which issue of Playboy he jerked off on in Junior High.

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