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  1. cratz2

    cratz2 Member

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    I was just wondering... anyone that has bought a firearm since Nov 1... were you delayed on your NICS check? Nothing at all changed between the a small carry-type handgun I bought in March of last year through the small carry-type handgun I bought in December but I was delayed two days in December. The shop owner said several people had been delayed since Nov 1.

    Forgot to ask what changed...

    This a problem for anyone else?
     
  2. Smoke

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    I have a CHL. Don't have to do the NICs check.

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  3. Highland Ranger

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    Not personally experienced but when I went into purchase in both November and December (two different stores) there was some banter about NICS being up - apparently the system had been down on several occasions for "hours".
     
  4. cratz2

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    I've had my Indiana license for six years but I think as of Nov 1, you have to still do the federal check... At least for handguns.

    Like I said, I think something changed around Nov 1.

    My delay was they called to do the check, got off the phone and said I had been delayed. Not that the system was down but they actually wouldn't let me take the gun home.

    And I mean NOTHING had changed... not even a parking ticket. :confused:

    Only thing I could think of is I am a citizen of both the US and Germany and maybe possibly that could have something to do with some new Homeland Security law?

    Maybe?
     
  5. El Tejon

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    Several since then. No delays to report here.

    Citizenship in Dutchlant causing delay? Unlikely, but could be. More likely that someone close to your name is wanted on warrant for something, have to check each time. It's a pain. Hope it clears up.

    crat, October. ATFE told our state po-po to upgrade its check for our little pink cards. Our state po-po would like to, but no dinero allocated, especially after their pay raise. Soooo, we go through the NICS now.

    Oh, well, squabbling over money. What else is new?:D
     
  6. clipse

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    Purchase made on Dec. 26th. No delay.

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  7. glocksman

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    I had a 1 day on Dec. 26.

    It was my first ever NICS check since until recently my Indiana LTCH was an acceptable substitute.

    I attributed the delay to my arrest when I was 18 for attempting to steal hubcaps. :eek:

    Charges were dismissed after I completed a 'pretrial diversion program' (this means my record is clean), but I do know that the arrest record was forwarded to the FBI back in 1985.
     
  8. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    When I picked up my new STG58 a couple of weeks ago (December 22, 2003) there was a young gentleman and his wife shopping at the same store; they made an impulsive decision to purchase a handgun while I was catching up with the owner. When the store phoned in the NICS check it was all said and done within about 4 minutes. Seems like he called the Smith County (TX) Sherriff's office for it. The impression I got was that there was no significant history of delays at that time, at least on qualified parties.

    I don't have to kowtow to NICS. I have a CHL and the State knows who I am and trusts me to be me.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  9. foghornl

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    I've never been delayed, but a Shooting Buddy at work gets delayed 1 day eveytime.

    Don't know for sure, but it seems that someone with the nearly same name (different middle initial) wrote several thousand dollars of "rubber checks", including a neoprene paper to the state for a license plate renewal.
     
  10. itgoesboom

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    Purchased a handgun on Dec. 26th, and no delay. Actually, I have never had any delays, at least since I moved to Oregon. In california there was a waiting period anyways, so it didn't matter.

    I do know that it took about 20 minutes before the sales clerk was able to get ahold of an actual person at the State Police do run the check.

    I.G.B.
     
  11. robear

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    My first handgun purchase in 3 years :what: was in early December.. A Ruger Single-Six.. No NICS delay.. A pleasant surprise, since the last 3 were delayed..

    I even told the guy that I EXPECTED it to be delayed..

    R
     
  12. Werewolf

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    I bought a Saiga Rifle - 2nd week of December. NICS took about 5 minutes. I've never had a NICS check take over 15 minutes and that time I think the store dummy just got sidetracked and forgot to make the call because when I asked about it he took off and about 5 minutes later he comes back with a "You're all set to go" comment.
     
  13. Justin

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    I've heard a rumor that the CO NICS people got downsized. Dunno if its true or not. I've seen some NICS checks take almost two hours, and others get completed in a matter of minutes.

    I'd be curious to see if there's a correlation between those who supply social security numbers for NICS and the amount of delay...
     
  14. El Tejon

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    Justin, I never give my SS #, no delay.

    (Yes, I know, I know, it does no good. Principle of the matter).
     
  15. Highland Ranger

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    My experience here in the PRNJ is that guys behind the counter are real touchy about the paperwork. They tend to say less as opposed to more .. . . .

    i.e. the system may have been down or mabel may have been on a coffee break, they just may not have wanted to give you that information. Better for them to leave it nebulous . . .
     
  16. TheeBadOne

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    Never had a check take more than a few minutes.
     
  17. Cortland

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    I've had two delayed checks recently (though never any before then). In November I drove about 3.5 hours from Virginia Beach to buy an AR-180B from the friendly folks at Quantico Arms in (that's right) Quantico, VA. The guy there called my info into the state, and was then told they were having computer trouble. I walked around Quantico town and drove around the base to pass the time, but after two hours the state still didn't have its act together. I gave up and had to drive back to Quantico a week later to get my rifle. When I visited the second time, the state had never called back to give Quantico Arms a yea or nea on the background check, but as I understand it after 48 hours I pass the check by default.

    About three weeks later I go to buy a Winchester 1894 .30-30 at a gunshow in Hampton, VA. When the vendor called my info in to the state he was told they were having (you guessed it) "computer trouble." It took about three hours for the state to finally approve me. Luckily I was working the NRA table there so it really wasn't an inconvenience.

    I'd love for Virginia to let us CHP holders forego this NICS nonsense.
     
  18. bbrins

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    I've never been delayed, except for the Maryland waiting period. I have made three purchases since Nov. 1. On the SSN thing, I usually don't fill in my SSN unless the dealer hassles me about it, but one time that I left it blank, I watched the dealer write in my number, the NICS people actually gave him my SSN.
     
  19. Wildalaska

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    Ive seen five delays out of the last 100 or so checks Ive run (or caused to have run), all of those people had either an arrest in their past or were non citizens. The non citizens pass usually in one day.

    WildnicsworksfineAlaska
     
  20. Riphalman

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    Don't feel bad, Cratz.......

    A lot of good folks in Indiana have been delayed lately. The state needs to make a few changes pronto.
     
  21. redneck2

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    Just bought 2 handguns 1-02-2004

    in Warsaw IN. NICS took less than 5 minutes.


    Hey, wait!!! First purchases in 2004!!!!
     
  22. Sisco

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    I've been delayed everytime since they started doing it. At first I was always approved within an hour or so, lately approval comes on the same phone call. Dealer told me they started passing delays on to another party who would check the reason for the delay instead of having to call back.
    Don't know why I get the delay, wish I knew.
     
  23. tommyc

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    Before I got my permit, every single one of my NICS checks took at least 5 or 6 hours. I've been told that the delay was caused the fact that I was born on a military base (in FL). I'm not sure if I believe that.
     
  24. Bigjake

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    Bought a 10/22 last night, no delay.
     
  25. Chipperman

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    I've never had a delay. (except once last year, when the whole system was down for an hour)

    I also omit my SSN from the form. Why give more than you need to?
     
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