Weekend Gun Purchase


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NewShooter
October 22, 2006, 01:46 PM
Has anyone ever been delayed on a background check because it was a weekend. Many gov agencies shut down or have skeleton crew on weekends. I ask this because I have never bought on a weekend.

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rangerruck
October 22, 2006, 02:01 PM
shouldn't make a diff, the fbi, usually has at least a couple of newbs manning the phones for this stuff , on the weekends.

DoubleTapDrew
October 22, 2006, 02:15 PM
I usually make purchases on the weekend because I don't have much time between when I get off work and when the shops close. Never had a problem or delay. I would think purchases increase on the weekends for the same reason. Maybe gun shop employees here can answer that.

ExtremeDooty
October 22, 2006, 02:25 PM
The last gun I bought, my XD45, was on a Saturday afternoon about 5 PM. They said it might take a while and they were closing at 6. I gave them my cell phone # and went to the range. About 30 minutes later, they called and said it was ready to go. I picked up the gun and was back at the range shooting the 45 within 30 minutes. Total time spent was 1 hour even with the additional driving time. I couldn't find anything to complain about.

mosttoyswins
October 22, 2006, 02:42 PM
Get your CHL.

In Texas if you have a CHL, no background check needed, just fill out the form and go.

MTW

loki.fish
October 22, 2006, 04:04 PM
mosttoy, if you look he's from Ohio. What applies in Texas, doesn't apply to every state.

As to the original post. Unless Ohio has a mandatory 7 day waiting period, you shouldn't have any problems. The last gun I bought was on a weekend and the background check only took maybe 2 minutes. The guy who called it in was pretty happy after getting off the phone, exclaiming, "That's how fast and smooth all these calls should take!!" and I was out of there in no time at all.

NewShooter
October 22, 2006, 05:58 PM
Thanks to all for the replies.
I didnt think it should be a problem since most sales probably take place on the weekend.

CannonFodder
October 22, 2006, 06:11 PM
I went into Wallyworld for targets one afternoon. I saw a great deal on a shotgun. I snapped it up - and I woulda walked out with it had the NICS system not been down that day.

Sadly, I had to wait a week... but I was still tickled by the fact that I could buy a gun along side a bottle of coke.

That's america! :D

mp510
October 23, 2006, 01:19 AM
I know, what applies in TX doesn't apply in OH, and the same goes for Connecticut stuff not necesarily being the same as Ohio. In CT, the State Police/ DPS are the point of contact for call in checks. On Sundays (with a few exceptions) nobody is in the office, as of the last budget crunch, and the automatred system conveniently goes down with regularity then :scrutiny: , anyhow, temperary denials (delayed) responses are given with a reference number, and the seller simply calls in and gets the auth the next business day, and things are good to go.

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