I don't have to explain my credentials to you nor am I going too because it doesn't matter. I posted the best advise for the OP question. You have a hard on for it because you most likely need to register and don't. You also don't want to hear what I have to say. You know it is the truth but prefer to pretend it isn't out there.It was just a general number to differentiate between what I would call a big company and a small company.
This discussion has come up at least once a year since I've been active in OSR. I've never heard a peep out of you on the issue before. For all we know you're in here taking down names and info and passing it on. We haven't actually heard any of your credentials, just some vague explanation of what you do for companies. If the ATF and DOS are stepping up enforcement (and the ATF isn't going to enforce anything DOS related) I'll wait for my letter in the mail.
Having no idea who you are or what your motives are, I'm very suspect of your involvement in this thread and I'm done.
I have posted in a few other export/ITAR/AECA type threads before in GCC but I do not recall seeing this here before, but I don't spend all my time here. With your attitude I'm sure you will see an agent before a letter.
And your bat shit fucking crazy. lol I have dealt with plenty of people like you. The ones that argue about how they didn't know, or how it isn't that big a deal, or because it doesn't apply to them because some other bullshit. They never win.
You know what they say, right? Never say or type what you don't want read back to you in a court of law........
ETA: If or when you ever need a good lawyer with experience with this stuff I know quit a few. I would be more than happy to give you some recommendations.