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Shotgun buying process?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by kermlax, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. kermlax

    kermlax New Member

    Mar 25, 2006
    This is obviously my first post but i already read basically every post onhere but my question is..

    Iv never purchased a shotgun my self and i was wondering what the process is if i were to say go to dick's and buy one. Last i kenw u only need to be 18+ to purchase a shotgun. correct me if in wrong but i dont think u need a hunting liscense or anything.

    So hows the process go...do you go pay for it and have a 3-5 day waiting period whiel they do a backround check or can u walk in buy it and leave with it right on the spot?..

    Also in live in syracuse ny

  2. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Hi ! And welcome to the site. I can't answer your question because I do not know your local laws.

    From a federal standpoint you will need to fill out a form 4473 at the time of purchase and there is a background check done that is simply a phone call to the NIC's system to get clearance. This is the federal background check system.

    In my state there is no further restrictions or requirements and you can proceed to take the firearm with you when you leave ,assuming you are not delayed by the federal background check , or for some reason are not qualified based on the information on the 4473.

    If no one from NY gets back to you here you will have to check on state regulations ,and this can generaly be done by doing a search in the state informational web site.

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