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Thread: Government Shutdown Effects NFA Transfers but not Background Checks

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    Government Shutdown Effects NFA Transfers but not Background Checks

    At 12:01AM EST on October 1, 2013, the United States government began the “orderly shutdown due to absence of appropriations” according to OMB Memo M-13-24. This shutdown is resulting in massive furloughs for federal employees, including those at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

    • Processing of transfer applications (Form 1, 3, 4, etc.) is stopped for all NFA Gun Trusts, Corporations, and Individuals;
    • Form 4, Form 1 and transfer application status inquiries will not be answered.

    However, the Background Check System, used by Federal Firearms Licensees to determine if prospective buyers are eligible to buy firearms, will remain up and running despite the ”government shutdown,”........
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    Yep. We have been able to run BCs and process gun sales.

    Please don't misread what I wrote here. If you have any questions as to what I mean, please ask.

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