What are the rules about CCW and instant background check?


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MeekandMild
July 19, 2003, 10:23 PM
I stopped in at a gun store in Mississippi recently and was told by the clerk that people with Mississippi CCW cards didn't have to go through the instant check? Is this true nationwide or just in some states?

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David Park
July 19, 2003, 10:27 PM
It's part of each state's CCW law, so it depends on the state. VA requires the instant check even if you have CCW.

Marko Kloos
July 19, 2003, 10:28 PM
It varies from state to state. In Georgia, CCW holders don't have to submit to an instant background check. Here in Tennessee, even CCW holders need to pony up their $10 to TBI every time they buy a gun. I guess the state doesn't want to lose the extra revenue.

I could buy a decent long-range rifle setup with all the TBI fees I've forked over since I got my CCW in 1999. :cuss:

Standing Wolf
July 20, 2003, 12:14 AM
Law-abiding American citizens with concealed hand gun permits are still required to submit to background checks in Colorado. Fortunately, the process usually takes five to ten minutes.

dinosaur
July 20, 2003, 07:14 AM
When I first moved here the Sheriffs wanted you to apply for a CCW because they didn`t want to deal with the Brady 5 day waiting period. Now we have the instant check without a CCW. You don`t need CCW to own, just carry.

org
July 20, 2003, 11:27 AM
Before Colorado took over instant checks through the CBI, we didn't have to go through instant checks if we had a CCW. Now, obviously, we do. I don't know if it's worth it to avoid federal scrutiny or not.

TheEgg
July 21, 2003, 03:47 PM
It is a state by state thing. In Texas if you have your CHL, no insta-check -- fill out the federal form, show them your CHL and driver's license, pay the money and you are good to go. Even if you don't have a CHL, there is no fee for the insta-check here in Texas.

QuarterBoreGunner
July 21, 2003, 10:27 PM
In Cali, when purchasing a firearm, your CCW is only good to waive the 'safe handling' test you need to go through to be eligible for ownership.

I'd love to see some legislation waiving the 10 day wait for a firearm for CCW holders in Cali.

I'd also like to see Angelina Jolie serving me a martini.

The likelyhood of either is a bit slim.

bubbygator
July 21, 2003, 10:36 PM
Florida is the same as Georgia (in this respect - otherwise we're much superior :D )... no check, but we still have to pay the money.

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