Waiting For Background Check

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by justgoto, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I am in the process of buying a new rifle, this is the first gun store purchase I have made since the background checks went into effect.

    But here in Ohio we are not supposed to have a waiting period for a rifle but the background check is taking 6 days. The fed told the gun store clerk to release the rifle in 6 days, if they didn't call back. That is unacceptable!

    Has anyone else had to wait-out this non-waiting period?

    Is it that they still don't have the bugs out of the system or is this a not so slick way of applying a waiting period?

    If I somehow lose the $200 I put down on the rifle, from governmental error; I am going to be angrier than Marvin the Martian!
     
  2. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Here in Illinois we do have a 24 hour wait on long guns. However, typically, they have the OK on th background check before you leave the store! Assuming we are all working off the same system, your 6 day wait doesn't make any sense. Last gun I bought was about a month ago with no issues.
     

  3. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Last rifle i purchased at the Cabela's Hamburg Pa. store took three hours from purchase to walking out of the store with said rifle.
     
  4. royinidaho

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    Go to the extra effort and expense and get yourself a concealed carry permit. Then the background check is already completed and at least in Idaho/Utah/etc the transfer is immediate.

    Besides every one should have a conceal and carry permit, regardless.
     
  5. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    10-4 on that....just wish my Utah CC permit meant something here at home in Illinois!
     
  6. buffybr

    buffybr Active Member

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    I thought the background check was a Federal thing that should be similar in all states. I realize that States may also get into the act and may complicate the process. 6 days is too long.

    I purchased my last rifle about a month ago. The background check phone call took less time than it took me to fill out the 4473 form.
     
  7. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    You should not have anything to worry about regarding your $200 - if for some reason you are denied they should give you a full refund.
    Yes the NICS check can take up to 6 days - it is less than a perfect system. Most normally go thru right away. Every once in a while a flag goes up - that may or may not have anything to do with you. Normally its not - if you have a common first and last name that alone can cause a delay - not always but sometimes. Most often you will hear back well ahead of the six days. I have had customers no sooner walk out of the store and we get a call from NICS saying its ok to go. In the event that you are denied the shop you are working with will provide you with a number to call.
     
  8. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Here in COlorado the dealer calls the BATF, and then you wiat 45 min to 4 hours. When the jackbooted thugs call the dealer back you are good to go with your rifle.
     
  9. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    My dealer just calls in your info and waits while they look you up, if you don't get red flagged or something it's in and out in under an hour for long guns and you have to do the waiting on the pistol unless you have the cc permit then its pick and run.
    This reminds me I need to get my cc permit, all I have left is to pay the 50$.
     
  10. esshup

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    All the guns that I've bought since they went to this system have taken less time to get approved than it took to fill out the form, be it at a gun show, auction or my local dealer. I DO have a CC permit tho.
     
  11. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    Let me introduce myself, Justgoto outlaw!

    My right bear Arms, has been infringed.

    The want me to send them fingerprints and beg to be afforded my rights.

    This is not the America the founders fought and died for.

    There was to be no database...gun) I hate to say "I told ya so!" but, I told ya so!

    The gun shop never told me I was denied when they knew 4 days ago. I was about to go through the roof when he said, "They didn't call you?" They are never getting my business again.
     
  12. John Galt

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    I had to wait 30 day's for a "Proceed". Went back filled out the form again and waited two more day's for the "Proceed".

    So much for "instant" checks, NICS is a joke.

    I never had a problem until the "Supreme Muslim Leader" was elected............?
     
  13. esshup

    esshup Well-Known Member

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    I was held up for 12 hrs a couple of months ago. When I called the BATF and questioned why, they said that if a person has ever been fingerprinted, that throws up a red flag and your file has to be looked at by a real live person.

    Teey said that they are overwhelmed with the number of applications coming into the office and they sometimes don't have enough people to physically look at the files immediately. He was nice on the phone and said that he'd call the store asap. I had tried to buy the gun at 8:00 p.m. and this was 12 hours later.

    He said the office is working 7:00 a.m. Eastern until 2:00 a.m. Eastern.
     
  14. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    My FFL runs a check when he knows I'm coming to pick up a firearm. I've never waited yet. :D