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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by eaglefrq, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. eaglefrq

    eaglefrq NRA Member

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    From pending status to receiving my tax stamp for my suppressor. When I picked up my suppressor yesterday, I commented on the wait and they told me it's now 6-9 months. :wow:

    I was thinking about picking up a Benelli M-1 SBS from my LGS, but I don't want to wait that long.

    However, the price is almost to good to pass up $669.00 (it's a police trade-in) and comes with the 14" barrel plus the 20" barrel.
     
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  2. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Holy back-log, Batman!
     

  3. plouffedaddy

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    I'm at 6 months 27 days now for 2 SBR stamps... :crying:
     
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  4. Baba Louie

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    Backlog or... the old slow it down a tad boys. Orders from above...?
     
  5. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    The NFA division is blocked from hiring employees - even replacements for people that quit. They've lost something like 10 inspectors over the past 3-4 years, and purchases of NFA items (especially suppressors) have gone up.

    Not everything is a bleeping conspiracy.
     
  6. Baba Louie

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    I wonder who "blocked" hiring? The public? :whistling:

    But thanks for the heads up. Nice to be informed.
     
  7. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Can't remember offhand if it was a budget rider added by congress, ATF policy, or what... Either way, it's bull. The one thing the ATF really SHOULD be keeping up with gets neglected.
     
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    They actually hired a new team of people to address the backlog, and I understand that it should go down to 4-5 months. In case anyone is mildly curious about how I know this, well, I have a good friend who works there.
     
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    WoodenPlank Who?

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    I'm curious to see how they solved that hiring dilemma, and what exactly the problem was to begin with.
     
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    Quite simple, really. They have a number of contract employees and just reassigned a number of them to the NFA office.
     
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    Stamps showed up yesterday :supergrin:
     
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    You didnt fire a mag or two off in the yard when you got home, did you? :supergrin:

    Mine showed up the Friday before Memorial Day. 6 months to the day. Would have been a week shorter, but there was a paperwork malfunction, and I got the forms back the week before for correction.

    My burn barrel is now officially "riddled" and needs replacing, and the neighbors think Im building something for some reason. :supergrin:
     
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    Maybe the racist Eric Holder has people busy with the next illegal sequel to "Fast and Furious."

    Sorry to go off topic, couldn't resist a slap at our rotten Attorney General. Don
     
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    Fast and Furious 2: All the stamps were going to the people who got the guns in the original. :lol:
     
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    Unfortunately I live in a pretty large city so no :crying:

    Going to blast away tomorrow though :supergrin:
     
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    Stupid question Why do you need a suppressor Do you think you're a bunch of mobsters going to make a hit or what?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR
     
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  18. ak103k

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    Youre right, it was a stupid question. :tongueout:

    Stupid answer is, because I can and I want to.

    Its also nice to be able to shoot without ear protection. I shot 50 rounds of .223 today without ear plugs, and I can still hear. These days, a single round of .22 will set them to ringing hard for days.
     
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    Everything else in government has exploded. But the NFA division is shrinking? Sounds pretty deliberate to me.
     
  20. WoodenPlank

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    There is a difference between deliberate and a conspiracy. All it takes is one asshat slipping in a budget rider that nobody else goes back and removes.