Folks, this letter has just been sent by the ATF to dealers. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that the ATF has allowed this. This means that so many weapons have been sold in this country that the volume has outstripped the ability of the ATF to provide forms to cover it. I LOVE it.
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Washington, DC 20226
January 6, 2009
Notice to All Federal Firearms LicenseesRegarding ATF Form 4473 Shortage
As a result of an unprecedented increase in demand for ATF Forms 4473 (5300.9) Part I Revised August 2008, inventory of the form at the ATF Distribution Center is running low.
As a temporary measure, ATF is allowing FFLs to photocopy the form 4473 in it’s entirety until they receive their orders from the ATF Distribution Center. A notice will be posted at the expiration of this temporary authorized change.
I'd read about the shortage and half expected the ATF to say no form no sale. The fact that they are even allowing the use of photcopied forms suprises the hell out of me.
Don't get me wrong this is great news and gives a serious wake-up call to any gun grabbers who might be thinking about getting militant. But what happens when an anti-gun AG orders an anti-gun BATFE head to stop printing the forms and not allow anyone to use photocopies? They aren't 'denying' your rights, because you can still buy from dealers using the BATFE's (I believe the cost is) $12,000 computerized version? And then they come out with a required 'upgrade' for only $10,000. Every three months.
Just because we're paranoid, doesn't mean they really aren't out to get our guns, it just makes their job that much more dangerous.
Ah...unintended consequences at play.
I think the Clintonista years really woke up a good percentage of the population.
Dear Lord in heaven, you'd think they'd get the hint....
I hope and pray that most of the firearms purchased are on the Obamamama's silly-assed proposed assault weapons list.
The more of the weapons he and his are trying to get banned that are commonly owned by American citizens the harder it will be for them to do so without running afoul of Heller.
I have an order in for an AR-15. They're scarcer than hens' teeth.
We have a little over a week before the moral imbeciles in washington begin their march toward the inevitable. Waste no time get what you need now.
This is good news until BATFU decides to change the rules mid game.
I celebrated this most recent display of ATF incompetence by reloading another 300 rounds of .223.
Saw a lot of those bad guns leaving the Knife and Gun Show. BTW, here is a link to the Rodeo Song. I think of it when I think of f troopers etal.
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