Matt in FL writes:
I just read an article that ATF Form 1’s are estimated at a year, and with Form 4’s taking 6-9 months, I was just wondering, is there a point where people give up on the system as it is? If they give up, is it by giving up the acquisition of those items entirely, or by circumventing the process? Where is that “give up point?” If wait times increased by another 30%, then suppressor wait times would be at a full year. I think that the current 6 month wait is already completely ludicrous, but what if it went to a year? What would happen then? At what point does it become “too oppressive” if it’s not there already? The system as it currently exists seems almost completely hopeless, and some may say “that’s the point.” I’m not entirely sure it is. I think it’s much more likely to be apathy and bureaucratic inertia than malice. If they had more staffing at the NFA branch, it’d move faster, but I haven’t really heard anyone advocating (officially, legislatively) for more staff to be added. How do we make that happen?