ATF: No Relief In Sight for NFA Wait Times

The ATF have a booth here in St. Louis, and much like the kid with pinkeye on the playground people seem to be avoiding them for the most part. I wandered over to their booth to ask them about the massive explosion in wait times for NFA paperwork and what they were doing about it, and the answer is exactly what you would expect. They see the trend as well and think it’s unacceptable that wait times are that high, but the only solution they see to the problem (hiring more people) is a long process that is still months to years away. There was no discussion of changing paperwork or digitizing anything, they simply believe that more people is the solution. In other words there’s still no relief in sight.