Any time I purchase a firearm through a FFL dealer, without fail my background check takes the full 5 days to clear for sale. Besides some hell raising in my youth with things like speeding tickets and assault charges while working bars (never convicted mind you, just charged...a lot...lol) I have a clean record. No felony charges or convictions. In fact, I'm 100% positive it's due to my father with whom I share the same first name who was a multiple felon involved with organized crime. Ironically, he died in federal prison and I half way assumed these delays would stop when that happened, but have not. I am never denied a sale, but again, always have to wait the full 5 days. I have been told you can apply top the ATF to get a number to put on my 4473 that basically tells the ATF I am good to go. Are there any reasons I should not apply to get it? I am EXTREMELY leery of the federal government and as a rule of thumb avoid dealing with them like the plague, hence me asking here for better informed opinions.