There may now be a faster approval process for NFA transfers. The implementation of the onerous Rule 41F has massively bogged down the NFA transfer approval process, with wait times now approaching one year. But the ATF, in partnership with three private companies, has now implemented a barcode scanning system that is expected to cut the wait time dramatically.
The web-based Form 4 program takes the information you enter and generates a barcode which is printed on the form. Once the Form 4 reaches the NFA Branch, it’s scanned into the ATF systems without human input and errors and your application is quickly ready for the FBI background check process. In theory, this should reduce the time it takes to approve Form 4s.
And the best thing about this system? It’s free for any dealer, manufacturer, or individual!
Buying a silencer? Ask your dealer about using the free web-based barcoded forms to generate your Form 4. Want to transfer your individually-owned SBR into your gun trust? Just go online and complete the free forms, print them out, and send to the NFA Branch along with your completed Form 23, fingerprints, passport photo, and $200. Easy peasy!
And remember – if you’d like to be able to legally share your NFA weapons, pass your weapons on to your loved ones without probate when you die, and avoid expensive guardianship proceedings if you become incapacitated, give Cindy Clark a call at 941-444-5958 to find out about your options.
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