Mr. or Ms. GS-6
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
re: 4473 Exhaustion
Dear Sir or Madam,
Please accept my apologies for the trouble you're in now vis-a-vis the exhaustion of 4473 stocks at the ATF. This embarrassing state of affairs has certainly by now got you in trouble with your superiors who do not like to be shown up for the incompetents they are for having failed to properly plan for the logistical considerations attendant to the Great Obama Gun Rush.
As a taxpayer I would like to assure you that we did not intend to get you in trouble. We have been buying firearms in record numbers to guarantee our own natural liberty and access to arms. Not even we knew how many we were buying. New gun owners make up much of this increase and we had no warning of their arrival.
So if your boss blames you for running out of forms and bringing attention to the fact that the ATF was wholly unprepared for the Great Obama Gun Rush, tell him it is really all our fault. We didn't believe President-for-life-elect Obama's sweet assurances and we voted with our wallets.
PS: If you get fired, you might try getting a job at a gun shop.