waiting period ??


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dunlop
November 20, 2008, 04:34 PM
i am still confused with the waiting period??
Every time i have bought a rifle or pistol i have never waited?? they did a background check and everything, then after about 8 min of filling out the forms and running the check, i was done... is that weird?

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caseypj
November 20, 2008, 04:35 PM
What State are you from?

Sinixstar
November 20, 2008, 04:37 PM
waiting periods are somewhat a thing of the past since NICS was up and running. NICS is pretty instant, although at times it does slow down - and you may have to wait an hour or two while a backlog of requests are cleared.
I believe some states have a mandatory 72hr "cooling off" period, but the days of trying to make a purchase and waiting 5-7 days while the FFL sends off for verification are over.

dunlop
November 20, 2008, 04:40 PM
Montana
i even know a guy from FL and he bought a 454 pistol same day?!?! i really think their was something wrong with that one?
god i would have bought that tec 9 for a 150 bucks, but they said i had to wait. and it was in WA

Sinixstar
November 20, 2008, 04:44 PM
Montana
i even know a guy from FL and he bought a 454 pistol same day?!?! i really think their was something wrong with that one?


Nope - mandatory waiting periods were done away with thanks to NICS. Waiting periods were mostly because it took time to do background checks. With technology today - it doesn't take 3 days to do a record search, it can be done within minutes.

NavyLCDR
November 22, 2008, 09:42 AM
Montana
i even know a guy from FL and he bought a 454 pistol same day?!?! i really think their was something wrong with that one?
god i would have bought that tec 9 for a 150 bucks, but they said i had to wait. and it was in WA

1. That's because WA has a state mandated waiting period for handguns unless the purchaser is a WA state CPL holder.

2. As a Montana resident you would not have been able to purchase a Tec 9 in WA anyway.

natman
November 23, 2008, 08:15 PM
The **Federal** government is content to let you pass your NICS check and go. However, the **State** government can impose a waiting period if they so choose. California, for example, has a 10 day wait.

natman
November 25, 2008, 09:06 PM
California has a 10 day wait for EVERY gun purchase, even if you own 50 other guns. Even if you are one of the fortunate few who has a CCW. :banghead:

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