By TGO David
Check this out. Pretty cool. Once again, capitalism and the private sector prove that they can do anything the Government can do, faster and cheaper.
Without rule changes, regulation amendments, politicians or legislation, a partnership between the U.S. government and a small private industry group has dramatically changed the process in which National Firearms Act (NFA) controlled items are transferred between individuals and entities. There is now a system in place within the BATFE’s NFA Division, that will allow nearly everyone who files a Form 4 to transfer controlled items, such as silencers, a genuine chance at receiving approved forms in a few short months. Alongside the ATF, three silencer industry stalwarts spearheaded the best modernization of the registry in 83 years: Dead Air Armament, GEMTECH and Silencer Shop.
The goal is to have wait times down to a fraction of current levels.
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Just wanted to chime in on my form 1 wait. I (foolishly) submitted my form 1 for my Scorpion immediately following the rush last year due to the law change in July. It was a paper form, not an e-file. I went over a year wait at the first of the month, and am still here twiddling my thumbs. Curiosity got the best of me, so I called about a week ago and was told it was still pending!!
I'm really hoping it wont be too much longer....
I caught the audio version of this on the radio this morning. Well presented by NPR. I'm shocked. I think the audio can be played via the blue button at the top left of the article.
It was nice to hear them describe and then demonstrate that "silencer" is a misnomer. In the audio version, they demonstrate an M4 fired unsuppressed and suppressed. Well done.