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New here still. Just got denied a gun after 5 days.

Discussion in 'Legal' started by roperninja, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. roperninja

    roperninja Active Member

    Not sure why, but I called the store to check to see if I could go get my gun today and they said they havent heard back. 10 Minutes later they call back and say they just got the call and said it was denied. I bought a 1911 2 months ago, went through right away, nothing has changed that I know of.

    What do?

    What is the harm of waiting some time and just trying again?

    Thanks yall.
  2. Varob

    Varob Well-Known Member

    I'd inquire as to why I was denied?
  3. OPtact4

    OPtact4 Member

    Call them back and ask to call in the check again. Also, confirm they have the correct informations and didn't call in the wrong numbers.
  4. RimfireChris

    RimfireChris Well-Known Member

    I believe you can call the feds and appeal, or at least find out why you were denied. I would, as if nothing about your legal status has changed that's odd to say the least. Also, did you put your SSN on the form? It's optional, and some people don't, but not putting it on can lead to the occasional foul up.
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  5. frieshoo

    frieshoo New Member

    The same thing happened to a co-worker. She had bought a gun before Christmas with no problems. She was denied a week ago trying to buy a shotgun at Dick's Sporting Goods. She contacted a friend (VA State Trooper), and found out that there was a convicted felon with the same name living in the same county.

    She is not sure that's the reason for denial.
  6. ryanrichmond

    ryanrichmond Well-Known Member

    Would she not have been arrested at that point for attempting to purchase a firearm? I would imagine that IF the VA state police denied her due to "being a convicted felon", that she would have promptly been arrested/detained/questioned...something.
  7. phoglund

    phoglund Well-Known Member

    Simple answer: Nope.

    Besides, its not the VA State Police (are there state police in VA?), but the Feds who denied her.
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  8. ryanrichmond

    ryanrichmond Well-Known Member

    Yes we have state troopers
  9. phoglund

    phoglund Well-Known Member

    Interesting, I remember State Troopers when I lived in VA (years ago), but think of them (in retrospect) as equivalent to the Highway Patrol types we have here in MT.

    Thanks for the update.
  10. ryanrichmond

    ryanrichmond Well-Known Member

    More or less, it's the same way now. I live 2 miles from VA State Police HQ and I never see them on local roads. Always the Highways.

    Sorry, didn't mean to thread-jack. Carry on
  11. roperninja

    roperninja Active Member

    I remember at first the guy at the store(total numbskull) gave them the wrong social even though I had written it correctly, he then corrected it but I could not hear him talking so im unsure he didnt get any of the other numbers incorrect or maybe other information.
  12. roperninja

    roperninja Active Member

    Would it be a red flag or bad idea (I REALLY WANT TO), just go to another place and try again, and see what happens before persuing to the ATF for reasoning?
  13. frieshoo

    frieshoo New Member

    I would go to the original store (where you were denied) and get a copy of the paperwork. Look it over, and hopefully, there will be a typo of some sort.

    If the paperwork looks good, you might have to contact the Feds and find out the reason.
  14. oldbanjo

    oldbanjo Well-Known Member

    Maybe a friend wanted the Gun so they don't want to sell it to you.
  15. RustHunter87

    RustHunter87 Well-Known Member

    you might have an unpaid fine or parking ticket something like that, happened to a friend of mine
  16. Owen Sparks

    Owen Sparks member

    There is something very wrong when a person has to prove himself innocent before exercizing a constitutional right.
  17. prissanna

    prissanna New Member

    I work at a place that sells guns. I hope it's OK to post this here as I joined just for this reason. :neener:

    There is an appeals website you can go to:
  18. roperninja

    roperninja Active Member

    Why don't you just sell me a SAIGA12 then since you are competent.

    And at the gentleman that suggested I go get paperwork from the store, I am sure my information was proper on the form where I wrote it, I am unsure that the tool sales guy was competent enough to relay that information properly over the phone.
  19. roperninja

    roperninja Active Member

    Also, that looks like an email address not a site. What to do with that?
  20. Red Tornado

    Red Tornado Well-Known Member


    There's the web site. From it:
    Good luck,
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