Thursday, October 10, 2019

A New C&R FFL In Exactly 3 Weeks!

There I was, sitting in front of my laptop with a wide grin on my face. I'd just checked my email and got one from the post office notifying me what mail I could expect today; they even include photos of it (not too happy they do that though - that is make a photo record of all the mail I receive - hope they do not suspect me of being in collusion with Russia).

Went out to my mailbox awhile later to retrieve it and there it was in the nice official FFL envelope with the little glassine window through which I could read my name and address printed on the face of the license and... Hey, wait a minute - they spelled my name wrong! That smile which had been on my face since I read the email now turned upside-down. They left one of the Ns off of my first name.

I called their customer service and someone picked up with about a minute. I was again happy figuring this would be a quick fix. Wrong again - that rep put me through to someone she said handles my state. Of course, the second rep never picked up and I had to leave her a voicemail. Still waiting on a callback.

Normally this would not be a problem,how long could a correction take (hope I do not regret asking). The thing is though, I was so happy to receive it because I am negotiating on an Argentine Colt 1911 and also because there is a Hessney gun auction coming up this weekend and I intend to bid remotely on some C&R guns. It would save me a good amount of money for FFL fees if I could have any of those potential purchases sent directly to me but my guess is that ATF will tell me I cannot use it until my name is corrected but am keeping my fingers crossed hoping they say it is okay to use.

By the way, I checked my application copies - I spelled my name correctly everywhere that I wrote it on the form. I hate it if I am the one who screwed up on something like that, after all - it is my name and I should at least spell it right and I did so.

Damn, when it comes to being that guy with regard to having little to no luck except bad luck - it is , all too often, me!

All the best,
Glenn B

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