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All NFA transfers haulted (But NICs “essential to public safety”)

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by TheCpaNextDoor, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. TheCpaNextDoor

    TheCpaNextDoor Member

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    Lol joyfully realizing that NFA items have zero financial liquidity and transferability - for “months maybe years.”

    Everything in transfer right now is about as valuable as the furthest away moon rock. Held from your possession indefinitely.

    But it’s ok - Meheeco is paying for it.

    In the background...*Torches bumpstock*

    But it’s ok, surely the NRA will stand up for us. :rofl::cuss:
     
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  2. pdsmith505

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    Other than MG's... the market for used NFA items is such that their value isn't worth the effort. Not much to be gained by liquidity if your asset isn't worth squat anyways.
     
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  3. Dan Forrester

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    The US Postal Service continues to function even during a government shutdown because we pay for postage in the form of stamps. The USPS from my understanding does not depend on tax dollars to function.

    The NFA branch should function the same way since we already paying their salaries in the form of stamps.

    I know this is completely unrealistic. I’m just waiting in a transferable M16 lower since August and am a little annoyed by all this.

    Thanks, Dan
     
  4. Sistema1927

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    Does anyone think that the Coast Guard or the TSA is going to continue to work for "months if not years" without getting paid?

    Someone is going to blink, soon.
     
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    The NFA Branch is operating with a skeleton crew. They are handling law enforcement requests, some dealer-to-dealer transfers, and other transfers as they have time. But this is temporary. If history is any guide, this shutdown won't last too much longer. And other functions of government are much higher profile than NFA transfers. Visitors to the National Parks are listened to more than buyers of NFA items.
     
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  6. hso

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    How many civilian transfers take place every year?

    A few thousand or tens of thousands?

    Priorities.
     
  7. TheCpaNextDoor

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    “All men were created equal” hundreds of thousands. There are 200,000 transferable full autos by itself. Obviously many many more silencers and sbrs.

    Likely a million in the registry.
     
  8. Armorer 101

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    I have no apps at present waiting, so I have no urgent business with the ATF. However I can understand the feeling of pressure to get the paper processed, especially if you prepaid an expensive item, as I did once, and lost it to the cease and desist, effective date, fiasco.
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    Blue flu is almost at epidemic levels in TSA now from what I hear. When it gets to the BOP I may start worrying.
     
  10. Joshua M.

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    Well, what the hell is a few more months at this point...been waiting to use my $900 suppressor that has been sitting there for 395 days and counting...
     
  11. shoobe01

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    From a previous shutdown as it was easier to find, on the USPS:

    "Because we are an independent entity that is funded through the sale of our products and services, and not by tax dollars, our services will not be impacted by a government shutdown."

    Now, go ahead and explain how the postal service has been sorta privatized despite being a power of the USG in Article 1, Section 8. And if we can blow off the USPS, then why not anything else, especially in those pesky amendments?
     
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  12. Armorer 101

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    Our congress at times has a way, yeah right, with words, like “loaning” the USPS money to operate and what the USPS was required to do to borrow the tax payers money. Seems to me and my poor memory, that along about the time the NFIP (National Flood) was declared self sustaining, which in fact it has never been, not even close, the USPS was declared self sustaining, whitch it also has never been. Congress has a habit of performing magic acts, by words only, poof!, you are now a goat, you are no longer a big mouth bass, type of BS.....usually the real magic is money evaporating into thin air, only to reappear in someon’s pocket.

    We will not even get into who and why it profited some, to do this switch-o, change-o.........you want to dig more, follow the money and surplus property sales. Just take a double dose of blood pressure meds first.
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    The gross figure can be misleading. The vast majority are consumable munitions, such as flash bangs, registered to non-federal law enforcement agencies. Not things that we normally think of when we think of the NFA.
     
  14. TheCpaNextDoor

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    200k civilian transferables in the registry. I’d assume 5x more for SBRs and Suppressors each or something similar.
     
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