Today Marvin G. Richardson, Deputy Assistant Director of the ATF Enforcement Programs and Services sent a letter stating that ATF eForms is expected online this week.
- The ATF has reduced the backlog of applications from 80,000 to 73,000.
- Adding 15 additional staff to help process NFA applications
- Cross training an additional 15 staff to assist in NFA processing
- Prioritizing Form 3 and Form 4 paper application processing while eForms is being bolstered
- Hired a private company to assist in enhancing the functionality of eForms
- Will limit maintenance to Wednesdays
- Will bring eForms back online for Form 6 and 6A.
- Will allow Forms 1,2,5,9,5300.11 and 10 online over the next few weeks
- Allow Form 4 and Form 1 processing in a new and improved eForms in the short-term
In the letter he states that electronic submission saves over 3 month in processing time, but I have personally seen that it can save a year in some cases. He further states that NFA applications re up over 380 percent in the last few years from 41,600 in 2005 to 199,900 in 2013. Many of these new applications have been because of new laws in many states legalizing suppressors and short barrel riffles. Gun Trusts have made these items available to many who live in areas where the CLEO will not sign a Form 4 or Form 1. To find out more about how a Gun Trust can help you protect your family and friends from violations of Gun Laws contact us.
This is good news and it looks like ATF is interested in maintaining eForms into the future.