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ATLANTA, GA – As the government shutdown extends into its third week, suppressor buyers and dealers across the country have one resounding question: Will the shutdown have an impact on suppressor transfers? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. After speaking with sources in the administration, ASA can confirm that the NFA Division is NOT processing tax-paid transfers during the shutdown.

Unlike the actual approval/denial of NFA applications, tax payments for NFA transfers are processed directly by Bank of America. Because Bank of America employees do not work for the government, the $200 tax payments are still being processed as usual. After the checks are cashed, the forms are still being mailed to the NFA Division in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Under normal circumstances, this part of the process accounts for the first one to two weeks of the average NFA transfer. As a result of the shutdown, forms are stacking up as they are received by the NFA Division.

Realistically, consumers can expect to see a short term increase in transfer times while the backlog builds. However, NFA examiners and contractors are known to work extensive overtime, including holidays and weekends. We anticipate that they will look to make up for lost wages and time by working hard once government operations resume. An additional counterweight to the mounting backlog is the fact that ATF has previously assigned non-NFA staff to temporarily assist NFA in reducing past backlogs. ASA will encourage ATF to do the same this time.

Once the shutdown ends, ASA will communicate with NFA Division staff to bring you updates. In the meantime, we encourage consumers and dealers to continue submitting transfer forms for suppressor purchases. After all, government shutdown or not, NFA forms will be processed in the order in which they are received.


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Figures.

I am (was) within about a month of getting another Onega out of jail.

Without bringing politics into it, if we get a wall out of it, we’ll be far better off and a couple extra months of wait is ok.
 
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Figures.

I am (was) within about a month of getting another Onega out of jail.

Without bringing politics into it, if we get a wall out of it, we’ll be far better off and a couple extra months of wait is ok.


Right there with ya. Checks cashed 5/29/18 for a TBAC 338 Ultra and Omega 9K. I too am OK with the extra wait.....
 
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Figures.

I am (was) within about a month of getting another Onega out of jail.

Without bringing politics into it, if we get a wall out of it, we’ll be far better off and a couple extra months of wait is ok.


Since we’re not bring politics into it, they can stuff the wall and need to stop the shutdown nonsense. I was notified of an error in one of my Form 1s just before the shutdown, but never got a letter explaining the error, and no way to find out or correct while this stupidly continues.
 
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Figures.

I am (was) within about a month of getting another Onega out of jail.

Without bringing politics into it, if we get a wall out of it, we’ll be far better off and a couple extra months of wait is ok.


The wait time after check being cashed according to Silencer Shop averages 175 days. I'm now over that, but the last 30 have been during the shutdown Mad

Still waiting on my first and second cans. Trying my patience....
 
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Rather have the wall.
Get funded
 
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I had a stamp come in yesterday.


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Cool! Hope mine shows up soon.
 
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They cashed my check 8/3, so 175 days would be January 25th. No such luck for me yet.


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Posts: 5243 | Location: Mogadishu on the Mississippi | Registered: February 26, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Rookie numbers.
Mine was cashed Jan. 11, 2018.

I'm at 398 days now.


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Rookie numbers.
Mine was cashed Jan. 11, 2018.

I'm at 398 days now.


Eek

Looks like that Columbian man-whorin' gig finally caught up with you....


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Posts: 5243 | Location: Mogadishu on the Mississippi | Registered: February 26, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The shutdown probably did little to extend the wait. I have a Form 1 Efile submitted since 12/2. Many are coming out in 15 days. I'm at 75.

I also have a Form 4 since late April that is at about 300 days. It took them six weeks to submit the CC payment and send the form to the AFT. Not the first submitted and still it take months for the FBI background check. Too busy doing all their back room dealings to do the job? Calling the ATF gets the same canned response..."Pending, background". Did it change since the one you did a few days ago?


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Has the NFA office moved from Martinsberg , West Virginia?? I'm hearing the NFA division relocated to the West?? Any truth to this??
 
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Has the NFA office moved from Martinsberg , West Virginia?? I'm hearing the NFA division relocated to the West?? Any truth to this??


No, just the company that processes payment switched to an out west company.
 
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