BREAKING NEWS – ATF WAIT TIMES DROP LIKE A ROCK!

BREAKING NEWS – ATF WAIT TIMES DROP LIKE A ROCK!


Welcome back to this special edition of The
Legal Brief, the show where we CRUSH the various legal myths and misinformation surrounding
various areas of the gun world. I’m your host Adam Kraut and today we are
talking about breaking news in the NFA world. ATF is now using a barcode system to drastically
improve data processing and therefore those annoying Form 4 wait times. Are you concerned about the NRA and the direction
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petition to place me on the ballot for the NRA Board of Directors in 2018. Late yesterday, news broke that industry members
Silencer Shop, Dead Air Silencers and Gemtech had been working with ATF to implement a system
to streamline the processing of NFA paperwork in order to reduce the backlog at the NFA
branch. Several weeks ago, the CEOs of Gemtech, Dead
Air, and Silencer Shop met with ATF officials to test a pilot of the program which was met
with overwhelming enthusiasm. More on the actual process in a moment. As you likely know, currently ATF wait times
for the processing of paperwork are on average at least 8 months with a number of forms taking
up to and more than a year to process. This has resulted in a number of people turning
a cold shoulder to all things NFA related, not just silencers. Fortunately for us, rather than waiting for
legislation to pass, Silencer Shop, Dead Air and Gemtech took the bull by the horns and
made moves which result in a win for the NFA community as a whole. You may be asking, well that sounds great
Adam, but when does this stuff start to work? The answer is right now. ATF has already acquired the necessary hardware
in order to implement the system on their end and Silencer Shop has a letter from ATF
approving the application of barcodes to the forms. In fact, there have already been over 3,000
Form 4s submitted with the barcodes. Guys this is legit, this is a great thing. So how does it all work and what exactly are
these barcodes? When a dealer uses the Form 4 Generator, it
pulls data from several different sources, like FFL eZ-Check, and auto-populates the
correct FFL number, address, etc., without additional input from the dealer. The buyer’s information and the firearm
or silencer information are then entered by the dealer and the form is printed. The printed copies feature a barcode which
encapsulates all of the information on the Form 4. For those of you using trusts or other legal
entities, this is also true of the Responsible Person Questionnaires. When the form arrives at ATF, rather than
have a person sitting at a computer entering the data contained on the form, they are simply
scanned and the fields auto populate the information contained on the form into the appropriate
data fields on ATF’s system. Forms were previously sitting anywhere from
weeks to months before reaching this step. This reduces the amount of time it takes to
enter the information into ATF’s system. It means that a single individual can process
forms at a faster rate. Like I said earlier, Silencer Shop has already
submitted over 3,000 forms using these barcodes and ATF’s processing time of them has improved
tenfold. Further, it reduces the error rate of an individual
entering data. The current industry-wide error rate on Form
4s post ATF 41F is about 50%, resulting in the delay of processing applications while
they are sent back for correction. The best part, even if your dealer does not
use Silencer Shop to process their forms, they are able to use the Form 4 Generator
free of charge. A link to the generator is available in the
description down below. You’ll want to encourage your dealer to
use the new system as it will reduce errors found in form submissions. It will also allow ATF to input the information
into their system more quickly. The result? Faster form processing times for everyone! So to recap, we’ve got a new complex barcode
that’s being used on these forms. That barcode contains all of the information
that was previously entered by the dealer while utilizing the new Form 4 Generator. Again, this is intended to reduce errors which
currently has an obscenely high rate as well as speed up data entry at the ATF. Which again, in theory, will drastically reduce
wait times for Form 4 processing. This is exactly the kind of relationship ATF
needs to foster with the Industry, working together to improve processes under the current
law. Being the fan of NFA firearms that I am, this
is big news and will hopefully result in me waiting less time to get some of my stamps
back. If you’re tired of ridiculous wait times
at ATF, you need to share this video and let people know this is changing. Don’t forget to hit that like button and
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