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If the Goverment shut down Tonight, is ATF affected?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Benny503, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    If just if the GOV shut down tonight, will the ATF still processing all the Tax Stamp that we submitted? ATF already behind everyone transfer, now will it take longer?
    Who will be left to enforcing NFA items? As I recall that by laws we dont have to show our Local LE our tax stamp. Only to ATF agents. If ATF shut down then whom will enforcing it?
     
  2. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    I was a federal employee last time this happened. There are jobs which are considered "mission critical" (in my case, I was a medical technologist [lab tech]) and we had to show up to work - we were told we would get paid "eventually." Of course things worked out in a few days so no big deal. I suspect the same thing will happen this time, it'll take a few days of wailing and gnashing of teeth with one party or the other wearing sack cloth and ashes....

    I suspect that the enforcement aspects of BATFE will be considered "mission critical" and will still be out there...
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Paid services by law unless otherwise denied are legal obligations on the BATFs part otherwise funds must be returned.

    Perhaps wait time increases, but the previous poster nailed it.. There will be a bunch of back and forth until eventually all will be back on track.

    Wish in those instances the BATF would kick the forms down to the applicants state and undergo approval via state level when the obligations of the BATF are not met thus wait or processing time would be nil. Even states with AWBs would have to approve the otherwise legal forms via trust etc.
     
  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    It was stated somewhere that the background check and records sections would not shut down.
    I read that in a couple news articles last week, but not sure which ones.
     
  5. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    My nightmare had coming... Now if I be damn to get my suppressors on time for Chrismas gi e and birthday gift in January.