Why do they call it a cooling off period?


March 19, 2009, 10:46 PM
When all it does is piss me off :cuss: that I can't get my pistol for 10 days!!! I'm not even half way thru the waiting period and I'm getting very anxious. I have some slim grips on order, 2 10 round mags, and 500 rounds of Fioochi and none of it can get here soon enough! I can pick up the P220 Tuesday after 4pm but with our wonderful CA traffic I'll probably pick it up Wed. morning and then try it out!

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March 19, 2009, 10:49 PM
that is why I love good old alabama... well.. the fire-arm laws anyway...no wait whatsoever unless you are delayed... max of 3 days..

March 19, 2009, 11:04 PM
Glad to live in TX!! Tell them I want "that one" and walk out 10 minutes later. Pelosi is your friend.

March 19, 2009, 11:19 PM
"To prevent crimes of passion."

....ugh, lol.

March 19, 2009, 11:21 PM
they call it a cooling off period for several reasons.

For starters they think 10 days will allow any unprocessed paperwork concerning mental and criminal status to get entered into the system and flag you as a "no go" for a gun.

Second, the brady bunch hopes that in the 10 day period, your family will find out you want a gun, and then stage an "intervention" and brainwash you into NOT wanting a firearm. and thus not buy it.

all it does it raise the stress level forus.

March 19, 2009, 11:22 PM
What's a "cooling off"/waiting period? I know of no such thing. :D (In Maine)

Guns and more
March 19, 2009, 11:27 PM
I find it odd that I have to wait 3 days, to "cool off" when my safe is full of nice firearms now.

March 19, 2009, 11:27 PM
Boy I hope that "cooling off" period thing isn't contagious. Arizona is the next state over, and if your trampy, air-headed state spreads that disease over here, I'm going to be pissed.

March 19, 2009, 11:36 PM
We call that GONEAWRYIA.. hehe...:neener:

March 19, 2009, 11:49 PM
It is nothing more than liberal harassment.

March 20, 2009, 12:06 AM
but Missouri is damn close. No waiting period, pro gun, prohunting, pro sport anything. Oh did I mention. We will not be stripped of our guns, no not us. Just let 'em try.

If anyone needs a good place to regroup when the ***** hits the fan....Missouri is a good place to be.

No I'm not born and bread here, I moved here because I reallly like being around people who beleive in the same rights and liberties I do.

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
- Plato (427-347 B.C.)

Sir Yarquest

March 20, 2009, 07:41 AM
What!!!! 10 days waiting but I"m mad now, just kidding but that the ideal about it. We did have a case not too long ago a man was going thur some hard times and guess it got too much for him so he shot his self. Our investigators track his movement he went to a local store waited about 10 mins for it to open went in got a box of .38's went back home and shot his self. Already owned the weapon but needed ammo. Not sure if he didn't have the weapon and had to wait for one if this would of saved his life i think he would of done it in another matter just like if someone is so unstable they want to hurt someone they wouldn't wait for a weapon but fine something they already own to do the deed, like a hammer or an ax.

be safe

March 20, 2009, 08:15 AM
It gives you a chance to go home, have a beer, relax, clean out some space for the new guns, and make up a story to tell the wife.

I'm glad Ohio has no such thing though...and my wife doesn't care how many guns I bring home ;)

March 20, 2009, 09:12 AM
Sir Yarquest- I'm going to add that Plato qoute as a signature line, I hope you don't have any objections to it.


March 20, 2009, 09:16 AM
Thank god for Pennsylvania walk in, pick your gun, they call the PICS check, you pass, pay your money walk out 5mins man i love P.A..

March 20, 2009, 09:33 AM
We have 48hours here. The waiting period actually limits my purchases. There have been several handguns I would have purchased, but I was a bit farther from home than I wanted to drive back to in a few days(or it wasn't practical to do so for other reasons).

David E
March 20, 2009, 11:15 AM
None here in OK.

If was funny in California during the Rodney King riots when all the good liberals who scrambled to buy a gun for defense, but who had previously voted for, praised and supported the 10 day waiting period were alarmed to learn that it also applied to them!

March 20, 2009, 12:40 PM
No waiting period here in Louisiana. Last gun purchase literally took me 10 minutes.

March 20, 2009, 01:30 PM
Supposedly, people actually go buy a gun when they're PO'd at somebody, with the intention of fixing their little red wagon by shooting them. The "cooling off" period is supposed to let these dangerous, hotheaded rascals "cool off" before they go postal on somebody with their newly-purchased gat.

Here in Colorado, the waiting period is only how long it takes for the 4473 to get processed.

March 20, 2009, 01:38 PM
Just thinking about the idea of a waiting period makes me mader than any cooling off period could last.

March 20, 2009, 01:50 PM
WHat happened to the member ( wrong forum?) who had the
.sig line

"Waiting period? But I'm Mad NOW!"

Usually no waiting on long guns as they are less
concealable, whereas with a handgun it makes it
easier for those who may go "Postal." is the thinking

I found after I got a CPL here in WA state, it's caseh and
carry. YstateMV


March 20, 2009, 02:05 PM
in NJ it is at least 30 days, and up to 180 days. =) Getting a firearms ID is nuts.

March 20, 2009, 02:53 PM
You get to "stay cool" while the dealer "takes off" with your $. :evil:

March 20, 2009, 02:55 PM
It would be more reasonable to me for it to be only as long as it takes to do the background check. Now 30 days is a long time....glad I don't have to do that time! I understand doing a background check but if someone who needs a cooling off period wants to hurt someone they can always find a way!

Oh well it's getting closer now and I should be getting my new grips and mags I ordered sometime today......I'll just fondle them for awhile and maybe it will ease my anxiety!

March 20, 2009, 03:23 PM
Based on current sales trends it might be so the metal has time to cool from the forge.

March 20, 2009, 03:33 PM
All the waiting period does is make you more pissed.

Doesnt cool off anyone.
"Crimes of Passion" can take place without a firearms anyways....some peopel are blind, I suppose.

The Lone Haranguer
March 20, 2009, 04:16 PM
Someone who is miffed about something, goes out and buys a gun and uses it to shoot someone is not committing a crime of passion, but premeditated murder. First degree murder is already against the law. Such a person is not going to be stopped by any waiting period.

March 20, 2009, 05:43 PM

Average Joe
March 20, 2009, 05:54 PM
consider it a gathering ammo time, it may take you 10 days just to find ammo .

March 20, 2009, 06:01 PM
Edit: Ehh... nevermind.

I took a moment and realized that I'm too utopian at times. I see the cooling off period as pointless, but I don't want to get into an argument. I'm not in the mood to bother.

March 20, 2009, 06:01 PM
Move to Texas. You have Pelolsi and Boxer, we have Cornyn and Hutchison.

Hungry Seagull
March 20, 2009, 07:27 PM
It's always hot in Arkansas.

We want, we like and we get to take it home in a few minutes.

Too hot for a marathon sometimes me thinks.:neener:

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