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New .22 silencer soon

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 4D5, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. 4D5

    4D5 Well-Known Member

    New silencer on the way for .22 :D

    Just arrived at dealer last week and I went down and picked up the paper work (they do all the paperwork shuffling for you).

    So… I take the form 4 and FP cards to County S/O for background check. Go to the “clerk” window and said I’m here for a background check. Clerk asks “what’s it for”. I reply a “NFA item”, (trying to be a little descrete) clerk has puzzled look and asks "what", I said “SILENCER”, Clerk #1 says to clerk #2 “oh look its for a silencer”. I’m already getting these anti vibes and haven’t even started the process. Dajavu from previous CCW experience. Clerks look over the form 4 and are kind of perplexed. I said “I need to sign them in your presence”. Clerk #1 says “uh.. uh… I don’t know where you are suppose to sign, these aren’t our forms” I’m thinking no duh, they are federal forms. I said “I also said I need to staple the photos to each of the forms”. Clerk looks at the forms, doesn’t see where to attach, I said “just send the forms back under the bullet proof glass with a stapler and I’ll fix it”. Clerk #2 snickers, Clerk #1… “stapler won’t fit through the slot”. As clerk #1 is holding up the forms I point to the box marked “PHOTO” and said it goes there.

    Next on to finger print. While doing finger prints clerk states “what’s with the silencer… I think of the mob and gangsters when I see them” I reply “that’s because that’s what the media has lead you to believe”. So she persists, “why do you need one” I reply “it’s not about need, it’s about want”. They are legal to own, at least in NV, and I want one”. Clerk asks “why do I want it”. I reply because they are legal to own and I want one”. Well clerk couldn’t get a rise out of me and finger prints were done. After finger prints are done I say “I can’t be the first person to get a background check for a silencer.” Clerk says “no there was one other guy a while back that was dressed really grungy and looked pretty rough”. I said “well that doesn’t really matter much, long as he was legal”. I said “besides I already have a CCW from this office and work for a state agency that requires a background check” and I was dressed business casual. I said to clerk “I guess you can’t lump me in with the other guy then can you” No reply from clerk. Clerk said I’d probably hear from them in a week or so, sheriff’s secretary is out this week so there will most likely be a little longer than normal delay for background check.

    You’d think that living in NV you’d be immune to that kind of mentality, but I guess ignorance abounds everywhere. I’ll have to put on a eating grin when I go pickup up the completed form 4.

    I’m about 6 weeks away for having it home in the safe. Feds take 3-4 weeks and I expect 2 weeks for the local S/O background check.

  2. mp510

    mp510 Well-Known Member

    Ignorance has no confines.
  3. ScottsGT

    ScottsGT Well-Known Member

    You should have see the look of the woman working at Sams Club when I asked her to have the stockers pull TWO gun safes for me. :D
    "Two safes? Just how many guns do you have :what: !!!"

    "Not enough to make me happy, but enough to get the job done":neener:
    Other associate said she's showing up at my house if Armageddon comes anytime soon.
  4. wdlsguy

    wdlsguy Well-Known Member

    You could have signed the forms and attached the photos (I use a glue stick) at home. Enjoy your new toy! :D
  5. imprezagm4

    imprezagm4 Well-Known Member

    I think I would have told them I wanted it to protect my hearing, rather than just "cause I want it." Ya know, try to educate them a little bit that not only movie assasins use supressors.
  6. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Because guns are really, really loud. Like cars. That's why they have silencers. ;)
  7. Kimber1911_06238

    Kimber1911_06238 Well-Known Member

    The same old "What do you need that for" argument. Glad ur paperwork has gone this far...good luck and have fun with your new toy
  8. 12many

    12many Well-Known Member

    Yes keep us posted. I am in NV also, so am interested in the process.
  9. kd7nqb

    kd7nqb Well-Known Member

    4D5 where in Nevada are ya? A buddy of mine in Reno just did an NFA transfer said it was pretty simple and the guy was commenting that he was jelous. Guess each office depends.

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