Waiting on a Form 4? ATF Says 10 Months

Sadly… I am waiting on an SBR right now so this isn’t the happiest news. The ATF releases regular reports on a myriad of different topics related to the firearms industry, ownership, transfers processes etc. Out of their latest newsletter this was the sad part.. I’m sitting at around 8 months so maybe next year… I was hoping for Christmas.

Part of this was due to a program the ATF started… and then cancelled due to outraged awaiting transferees. The program expedited the Form 4’s that were filled out without errors or missing information. This apparently angered folks who didn’t feel like ‘their’ Form 4 made it into the fastlane fast enough. So the ATF shut it down.

I sense a pattern here… gun owners get nice thing like Faster Form 4’s, ‘no illegal way to shoot a pistol’, or any rule concession from the ATF and then gun owners complain and ruin it. But life is what it is with the NFA, one day we may finally slay that beastie but it isn’t today.

Support HR 5289 and we might gain some ground on that front.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.