I paid for my can and sent my paperwork in on Jan. 13th. The dealer I bought the can from is also an attorney so I decided to form a trust and buy the can from him, since he could write up the trust. I sent two copies of Form 4, two Certificates of Compliance, a USPS money order for $200.00, and a copy of Certification of Trust, which is exactly what he told me to send. I went by there this morning to ask about something else and he told me I should have sent a copy of my Declaration of Trust as well as the Certification of Trust.
I wanted to say "Why in the hell didn't you tell me that before???" I know for a fact he told me to only send the Certification of Trust because I was extra careful in being sure to send the correct forms.
Now I fear my forms will get kicked back and my wait will be even longer, after I had already gotten one month of the wait out of the way. He said they won't mail my forms back, if they need something they will get in touch with him. I highly doubt that, knowing how the ATF is about forms having every i dotted and every t crossed.
Also, I had to file my trust with the local court house. I gave them what the attorney/dealer told me to: the original copy of the Certification of Trust. They filed it and mailed it back to me. They mailed the original form back to me. The only difference is now the form has ink stamps at the top of each page showing what book and page number the trust can be found in the court house records. Was I supposed to send a copy of my Certification that showed that info? The attorney/dealer never said I was supposed to. I sent a copy of the Certification as it was when he gave it to me.
I am really pissed right now.