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I suggest you want to file the appeal within the time frame that's required. You don't want to miss a filing deadline.
The fact is that appeals are very backlogged. After President Obama toughened existing laws by calling for more stringent background checking, staff who had been working on appeals were diverted to handle background checks. New appeals have not been heard for almost a year now, and it's not clear when they will ever be heard again.
If you file your appeal and Trump changes policy and relaxes requirements, then your appeal will be on file ready to be heard. You can expect that because of the existing backlog, it will take a very long time even after the law changes. So there wouldn't be anything to lose by submitting your paperwork now.
This will give you information about the appeal and link you to the forms you need to submit.
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