Reopened Gov Puts ATF In A Pinch

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With the government shutdown at an end things can finally start to return to normalcy in the world of legal gun ownership. Here’s hoping it can last long enough to catch up. 

When the shutdown began, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was one of the unfortunate agencies that had many of its workers put on furlough. 

This meant that a massive backlog of applications for firearms licenses has had a chance to build up. 

Workers are sure to tackle the problem as expediently as possible, but the real threat is if a deal isn’t reached for further funding by Feb. 15. 

Trump has expressed that another shutdown could be looming in the future if politicians are still unable to reach an agreement that allows for funding of a border wall. 

That one step forward, two steps back kind of scenario could mean new applications could take exceptionally long to process. 

If you’ve been holding off on getting a new weapon but are sure you want it, it might be best to raise that priority and try and see it through by the 15th. 

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