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    Default Does ATF Discriminate Based On Age?


    Over a year ago Dec. 4th to be exact. I applied for a Tax Stamp for a .22 cal. suppressor. Paid the dealer to do the application with prints and photos. Paid for the stamp, paid for the suppressor and thought I was in for a seven maybe eight month wait. Over a year and still waiting. I have talked to people on line and in person that applied the same time I did and received their stamps in that 7 to 8 month period. When I talk to the dealer, he states the problem was the govt. shutdown. And maybe that did effect the process. However it is now over a year and others have received theirs. When I applied I was 69, I am now 70. I'm now wondering is it a age thing and the ATF is holding it up thinking I'm to old? I am a very young 70 but maybe they think differently.

    So what do I do? I'm told I can write to my Congressman. But not really interested in having the ATF all ticked off at me. The dealer won't do anything. The ATF can keep me waiting for another year or forever if they want. At this point I'm willing to give up if there was a way to get back the $200 & $350 for the suppressor. Am I being paranoid? or am I being reasonable.



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    Default Re: Does ATF Discriminate Based On Age?

    Somebody along the line dragged their feet. Did you write your check payable to the BATFE, or did you pay your dealer for everything? If the latter, then I question if your dealer sent everything in timely.

    You can call NRA Branch in Martinsburg, WV and ask for the status on your form, especially since it's been over a year. They won't get pissed.

    Noah
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    Default Re: Does ATF Discriminate Based On Age?

    You need serial number when you call ATF to help then find your record ... or it sure does help.

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    Default Re: Does ATF Discriminate Based On Age?

    "A right delayed is a right denied." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    Default Re: Does ATF Discriminate Based On Age?

    It also depends on if you used a trust or filed as an individual, Indies were getting processed a lot faster than trusts up until a few days ago when ATF stopped prioritizing individual form 4's: http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=354607

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    Default Re: Does ATF Discriminate Based On Age?

    "UPDATE" Got it Yesterday, signed by ATF Nov. 29th, mailed Dec.05th. One year and a day, I hope others do better than I did.

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    Default Re: Does ATF Discriminate Based On Age?

    Sadly thatís fairly typical for the ebb and flow of the atf game

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    Default Re: Does ATF Discriminate Based On Age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcdyna View Post
    "UPDATE" Got it Yesterday, signed by ATF Nov. 29th, mailed Dec.05th. One year and a day, I hope others do better than I did.
    Congrats! Now go be quiet!

    Noah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcdyna View Post
    "UPDATE" Got it Yesterday, signed by ATF Nov. 29th, mailed Dec.05th. One year and a day, I hope others do better than I did.
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    Default Re: Does ATF Discriminate Based On Age?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noah_Zark View Post
    Congrats! Now go be quiet!

    Noah
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