I tried to fill out an eForm 4 yesterday to transfer my silencer into my trust. I originally registered the can as an individual, but with proposed rule changes coming down the pike I don’t want to take any chances. But when I got to the first page of the form, I couldn’t fill out a single thing. It didn’t work. Since I’m not an FFL, it wouldn’t let me transfer something I already own into my own trust. While I found the website useless, one of my favorite merchants of awesomeness has been using the new eForm system since it first rolled out. According to him, he’s now getting approved Form 4s back in exactly 2.5 months . . .
Some caveats here. Each section of the country is assigned an examiner, so the time to approval will vary depending on where you live (this guy is in Florida). And as more people flood the eForm system, the wait time will only increase. But nevertheless, this is a pretty interesting development.
Things had been looking up in the NFA department. Besides the new eForms making things faster, they’ve hired a buttload of new examiners to hopefully increase their bandwidth for applications. But with the proposed rule change soon closing to public comments (hint: make your voice heard NOW) I don’t find myself being very hopeful that the rose-colored trend will continue much longer. With the gun control movement losing steam on every front, the last place that there’s any opportunity to “crack down” on gun owners is by having the ATF create some wonderfully draconian rules that do nothing to stop “gun violence” but are a massive wet blanket on firearms ownership.
Gather ye rosebuds, my friends.