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Posted: 5/19/2003 7:02:06 PM EDT
i'm missing in their system.sent in a set of form 1s, fingerprint cards, and a $200 money order in january. money order cashed 1/28, but still no permission slip from the feds. i call and they have no clue, no one can find me or the paperwork. i say "you know you have the $200,just let me blast off another set of forms and fingerprint cards, no big deal" , nope, no can do. they now have to "investigate" to see what happened. i'm done for now. call me a cynic, but i just don't think i'll see this squared away for a loooooong time.
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 7:06:41 PM EDT
reminder: you are dealing with the government.. so don't expect too much out of them!
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 7:28:12 PM EDT
Good luck! It is IMPOSSIBLE to get an examiner to answer the phone. They will "call you back" but never do. I get so frustrated, I could scream. Wish I could just get them to deal with me via e-mail. Be easier on all concerned. I have a can that they lost the form 4. All they need do is make me a certified copy from the registry. Been a year waiting on THAT! I could go on but they no doubt read this site rather than process paperwork so I will let you figure it out.
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 10:02:03 PM EDT
it's very frustrating. i get sent from a real person to an examiners' voice mail, they don't return calls, they haven't responded to e-mails. i'm seriously thinking of just going ahead and sending them a new set of everything along with a photocopy of the cashed money order to see what they do about it. i'm up to about 8 phone calls and a couple of e-mails. just today,though, they gave me the name of a specific examiner, good luck to me getting ahold of him.
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 10:09:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/19/2003 10:10:15 PM EDT by Wolfpack]
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 10:19:29 PM EDT
Bet they would find your fingerprint card really fast if your fingerprints ever ended up at a crime scene mixed in with other prints.
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 10:54:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lazyshooter: Bet they would find your fingerprint card really fast if your fingerprints ever ended up at a crime scene mixed in with other prints.
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Then triangulate your location with your new GPS cell phone..... [[:)]
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 2:18:45 AM EDT
Send a polite letter to the head of the National Firearms Branch explaining your situation (you can even fax it). You will get a very polite call from someone at NFA very soon thereafter. At least, that worked for me a couple of years ago when NFA lost some documents we sent them.
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 2:27:56 AM EDT
My C&R took 5 months with many faxes and ph calls. Their staff are not the sharpest pencils in the box. After more than 4.5 months of BS I threatened them with legal action and the lic came a week or so later.
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 4:41:17 AM EDT
Don't get me started on the licensing center!! Took SEVEN MONTHS to get an FFL because of an individual there failing to perform - and multiple letters to my congress critter. Errrrrr!
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 3:47:02 PM EDT
well, i'll be.... i called today and asked for the examiner whos name i had been given yesterday. the guy was there and took my call on the first try. he was easy going and somewhat apologetic to me of the whole situation. he gave me the address directly to his desk. once i get my brother to fingerprint me and and he walks the forms through for the cleo sign off, the forms are going in. my fingers are crossed that this time i'll get taken care of.
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 3:58:45 PM EDT
Dude sounds like you got lucky. With a form 3/4/5 there is a history - and you can send in copies. But on a Form 1 - It never happened except for your cashed check. Best of luck!
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