So as expected no one blinked and our gov is shut down in some ways now for the first time in 17 years.
I read that ATF is one portion of our gov that is now shut down.
(Reference item #4 on this page: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/23/politi...ife/index.html )
Since CNN is sure to modify that article fairly quickly over the next little bit, I'll quote the part of it that I'm referring to:
"A shutdown would affect the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Translation: That gun permit you wanted processed wouldn't happen anytime soon."
We have many professional gun sellers on here; my question is whether or not guns can still be purchased (and delivered of course) on a retail basis during this shutdown. If indeed no sales, do you have plans for how to maintain your income during this period? My second question is whether there are other aspects to this shutdown that might affect gun owners?
I purposefully omit 100% of the whys, wherefores, accusations, excuses, and such for why/how this happened since that is proper fodder for other forums instead of here.