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).