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NICS Delays due to recent events?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GCMkc, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. GCMkc

    GCMkc Well-Known Member

    Went to my LGS to pick up a new gun that I had won off of gunbroker. Turns out I get delayed :fire::fire::fire::fire:(even w/ a UPIN and concealed carry). You've got to be kidding me. I picked up a rifle 2 weeks ago without a hiccup.

    The clerk tells me that the NICS reviewer said that "there is something wrong with their system". What gives? Did anyone else get delayed today on a firearms purchase? Does the Boston bombing have anything to do with it? I thought my days of delay would be over after getting my UPIN. Turns out they're not.
  2. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Well-Known Member

    I'm glad I get to skip the NICS check with my CPL.
  3. suemarkp

    suemarkp Well-Known Member

    Another reason to oppose Universal NICS. I've never liked that it has times when it goes down. And I don't trust the government to not turn it off during some disaster.
  4. sota

    sota Well-Known Member

    dude since sandy hook NICS has been delayed 7 days at every shop and private FFL dealer within a 100 mile radius of me.
  5. GCMkc

    GCMkc Well-Known Member

    It's funny because I have a concealed carry permit but since it was issued in July 2009 that doesn't work for me. The permit has to be issued on or after July 2010. So, that's when I decided to get my UPIN (4 month wait) and it worked the first time I used it 2 weeks ago. I just don't understand. Looks like I'll be doing private sales only for a while.

    The FBI says that you can have your VAF (application for UPIN) "destroyed" at your request, but I highly doubt they would destroy that kind of information.
  6. Upstater

    Upstater Well-Known Member

    I picked up my new revolver yesterday and nics at first went for further review and then they let it go. This is the first time such a thing has happened to me.
  7. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Well-Known Member

    I've run several NICS checks today without problem.

    Seriously? One has nothing to do with the other.

    If you are in New Jersey those dealers aren't calling the FBI NICS but a state "point of contact".
  8. GCMkc

    GCMkc Well-Known Member

    Do they have different systems/protocols for each state? I just don't get why their system isn't working all of a sudden (must be switching from PC to MAC). It just baffles me. Looks like getting that UPIN was a waste of time. Guess I'll have to wait to see what happens when I renew my CCW this year. I already feel like I will get delays after the issuance of my new license.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013
  9. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Well-Known Member

    Most states (including yours) contact the FBI NICS for all checks. Some states use their state police or other state agency as a "point of contact" to perform the required background check.

    I have no idea why your LGS had difficulties, I have not.
  10. GCMkc

    GCMkc Well-Known Member

    Have you ever run a NICS check and had the FBI tell you that their system isn't working? Just curious.
  11. tazcat2005

    tazcat2005 Member

    Didn't have anything to do with Boston bombing, I picked up a gun on Tueday at a shop north of Boston.
  12. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Well-Known Member

    I bought a rifle today and there was no problem.

  13. Flashcube

    Flashcube Well-Known Member

    Worst problem here in CT is getting through one of the telephone lines to the "DPS" when bloody well near every other gun shop in the state is trying to do the same thing.
  14. tazcat2005

    tazcat2005 Member

    I did see something new at the LGS, they had workstations to do electronic 4473's. I know it has been around for a while, just never saw/ did one before.
  15. joeschmoe

    joeschmoe Well-Known Member

    LGS clerks lie.

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