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@AfricaHunting.com, this seems like a thread worthy of a sticky that can be updated in the future if needed. This is a big deal and has added additional unnecessary stress to the traveling hunter.
 

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Chip Roy does care about guns. If he loses you will be stuck with Wendy, another gun hater.
 

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You must have went to Dallas, as I believe they are the only ones enforcing this.

My understanding was that CBP was going to make the entry into the AES system.
DFW was where the CBP agent met me at the gate and asked for my 4457 last August 2019. I told him there was no functioning AES system but I’d be glad for him to do what he was told to do. He was well meaning and very nice about all of it but of course misinformed.
Everyone needs to go vote republican or else this stuff will get far worse.
 

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This was at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Austin Texas. The Custom’s agent was rather intransient about it - these are the “new” regulations and that’s it. They handed us a printed flier, with some garble goo references to different parts of the Federal Registry, with a URL that didn’t work. At first, they refused to complete our 4457 - after I showed them the link on their flier was broken, they agreed to sign the 4457, but gave us additional print outs and said this ACESDirect/EIN/EEI/ITN was mandatory, and upon returning to the airport to travel, they wouldn’t let us leave without it, and they would confiscate the firearms and fine us if we tried.
I’ve recently contacted my Senators and Congressman - I’ll let all know how that proceeds.
While I think this has been “solved” there seems to be a recent resurgence -

government dipshits they need to get some decent help - we pay then we get screwed
 

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DFW was where the CBP agent met me at the gate and asked for my 4457 last August 2019. I told him there was no functioning AES system but I’d be glad for him to do what he was told to do. He was well meaning and very nice about all of it but of course misinformed.
Everyone needs to go vote republican or else this stuff will get far worse.
Aint that the truth!
 

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Although beware that on the other end of the pipeline, African countries typically, and South Africa for sure, mandate the use of a non-expired 4457, which means that we need to get a new one every 3 years or so (the current one expires on 9/30/2022...

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Actually they want the signature date to be from the current year.
 

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