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Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by misplacedtexan, May 9, 2014.
Just got the email this morning!
form 1 or form 4
and what did you get, or what are you building?
Built a 9mm AR with a 7.5 inch barrel. Fun thing to shoot....going to a whole lot better now with a stock and fore grip.
5 months is better than the 10 my BIL just waited for his paper form 4.
happy shooting, Texan.
For now, yes, but as time goes on, and the e-file gets back online, the backup will increase and increase until the two are the same. The physics laws of equilibrium will win out. The two streams do not mean a decrease in volume of applications, and there are the same amount of examiners sitting there as before.
My point is that the e-forms will increase, and the paper forms wait will decrease until there is a meeting point. You can already see it happening on the NFA tracker data:
See them converging?
And the reality is, we cannot file a form 4 online right now, anyhow.
Yea, I knew it was a matter of time when I filed mine that it would be just as bad as the paper forms. I just hoped I could beat the curve. I kinda did, but not like the guys that got in early and had 90 day turn arounds.
Even if eform took longer I'd probably still prefer it. Snail mail is soooo 19th century...
But that is the only way you're going to get an actual stamp. When I'm paying $200 for a piece of paper, I want them to do the printing and include they cancelled stamp.
Paper does have some upside. On the other hand, digital does also. A digital stamp could be saved in multiple locations, on the cloud, on your phone etc. and be printed an infinite number of times... so there's really no chance of losing your tax stamp. That's kind of nice.
A case could be made for a high DPI scan of the actual stamped paper form too. Until BATFE changes their rule describing the form as having a stamp affixed, the digital one seems like vaporware.
Hopefully they will clean that detail up soon. Maybe they have already...
my paper stamp stays locked up in my safe.
I have multiple color copies of it though. one shrunk down to wallet size that I keep in my wallet, and two full sized that I keep in both of my trucks. So I always have a copy of it with me.