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#1 Robert Henley

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:36 AM

I bought an out-of-state transferable C&R gun on 12/22/18.  Later that day, the government shutdown began.  I like the quick transfer to my local dealer, so the seller (a SOT) attempted to transfer the gun to my local dealer on an efile Form 3 rather than to me on my C&R license.  I'm still waiting for the transfer to my local dealer, and it's been almost one month.

 

My question is I heard BATF was processing some efile Form 3 forms after the military and law enforcement transfers, and it was taking about 10 days for an efile Form 3.  Does anyone have any information on efile Form 3 filings during this shutdown (which on a political note I heard was costing the economy $1.2B a week over a $5B (or less after negotiations) wall, so if these figures are correct this will go down as one of the stupidest acts of all time--not to mention the hardship it's creating on federal employees going without pay, which my understanding is they will get paid eventually which if true makes no sense for them not to be working as it will be a paid vacation).

 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

ive heard of others waiting from your time line...i am also waiting for 2+ weeks now too

 

heard this morning some predict this could go on for months...

 

i have not heard of anyone getting an efile since the shut down

 

i also heard 10 days...im on 18+ days


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:19 PM

I bought an out-of-state transferable C&R gun on 12/22/18.  Later that day, the government shutdown began.  I like the quick transfer to my local dealer, so the seller (a SOT) attempted to transfer the gun to my local dealer on an efile Form 3 rather than to me on my C&R license.  I'm still waiting for the transfer to my local dealer, and it's been almost one month.

 

My question is I heard BATF was processing some efile Form 3 forms after the military and law enforcement transfers, and it was taking about 10 days for an efile Form 3.  Does anyone have any information on efile Form 3 filings during this shutdown (which on a political note I heard was costing the economy $1.2B a week over a $5B (or less after negotiations) wall, so if these figures are correct this will go down as one of the stupidest acts of all time--not to mention the hardship it's creating on federal employees going without pay, which my understanding is they will get paid eventually which if true makes no sense for them not to be working as it will be a paid vacation).

 

Thanks,

 

Robert

I have been waiting over 2 weeks also. I guess the backup will build and wait times will continue to increase.

 

Robert, what do you mean when you say 'after the military and law enforcement transfers'? I understand law enforcement, but does the ATF have anything to do with military transfers?


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 07:21 AM

I was thinking more of law enforcement transfers but here's some basic information on both:

 

https://www.atf.gov/...le-and-military


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:53 PM

As far as I am aware its for the transfer from the manufacturer to the military.


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 07:13 PM

I was thinking more of law enforcement transfers but here's some basic information on both:

 

https://www.atf.gov/...le-and-military

Thanks for that link. Been a while since I saw that one.

I still don't see why an eForm 3 should take 10 to 20 times longer than before the shutdown.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:00 PM

Its because the people who do the e forms are not working during this shutdown

I have some dealer transfers that were e filed around xmas that still have NOT

been approved


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:59 PM

I wonder if Form 4's will be processed over the next 3 weeks?


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:27 AM

i dont think its going to be shut down again....trumps now said - the walls being built...either you get something for it? or you do nothing and get nothing for it..so he is just going to use executive powers in 3 weeks....it would be stupid to shut down, open and shut down again...people would really hate him

 

its over

 

ive got an efile from 3 weeks ago...ill assume ill see it in 2-3 weeks now


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#10 Robert Henley

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 02:46 PM

As I indicated above, one of the all-time stupidist things I've ever seen.  Nothing accomplished, except rising disfavorable ratings.

 

We'll see now on the item I bought on 12/22/18; hopefully, quickly transferred to my local dealer (which was efiled on 12/22/18).


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Posted 27 January 2019 - 03:39 PM

I've got an e-file from 01/09/19 pending.  Not holding my breath.


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 10:16 AM

got a response today from the atf via email....about stamp refund that got lost....so i know they are back to work today!!


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 04:11 PM

Anyone gotten an efiled Form 3 approved yet since the shutdown?

 

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:25 PM

a forum member i think has gotten 4-5 of them i believe

 

 

still waiting on mine


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 10:46 PM

Yes, I know of two approved in the last few days. They were both submitted the first week of January.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:28 PM

I planned on getting a suppressor this year. What's the general consensus, given the government shutdown as far as turnaround times? Would I be better off punting on this until next year? Yes, I'll be waiting even longer if I do that, but it's a different state of mind. If I have to pay for the suppressor and tax stamp upfront, and now I'm waiting, I'll me more annoyed with extremely long and unusual waits, than if I just did it next year and had it take a normal amount of time

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:55 PM

The line isn't getting any shorter so you might as well get in it now.  Barring an influx of funding for BATFE the situation will only get worse


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 07:56 PM

So youd rather wait until 2020 because the wait might be less? But your waiting another year?

I think the recent up turn is from the 10,000 silencer co deal from July 2018

It should come down a bit in 3 months.

But what will be the next thing to increase it ?

Just expect 9 months

Might be 6. Might.be 12
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:39 PM

So youd rather wait until 2020 because the wait might be less? But your waiting another year?

I think the recent up turn is from the 10,000 silencer co deal from July 2018

It should come down a bit in 3 months.

But what will be the next thing to increase it ?

Just expect 9 months

Might be 6. Might.be 12


Think I pretty well already explained my thinking
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:04 PM

Normal is 7 months now

It appears it wont go back to 2 months again

Silencers gaining popularity means it isnt going to get better

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