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FDLE b/r check numbers.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by FlSwampRat, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. FlSwampRat

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    Not sure how many gun shows are running now but I ran two checks through FDLE this afternoon, one at 3:14, approval granted at 4:32, the second at 4:10, still no answer.
    The surprising, to me at least, thing was that the queue numbers are 4,770 numbers apart. In less than an hour. COVID has cut back on the number of gun shows which usually pads up the check numbers on weekends and I have no additional information on what that might have looked like 6 months ago.
    Just thought I'd share, I found it interesting.
     
  2. George Dickel

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    I just 3 hours ago picked up two stripped AR lowers from an FFL that only does transfers and my approval took all of 1 minute. I hope I don't jinx myself but I've never been delayed on a background check. Time to buy a lottery ticket!
     
  3. FlSwampRat

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    Second guy has since been approved, but my point wasn't the time it took for the approvals, rather the number of b/r checks being submitted in less than an hour.
     
  4. George P

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    I went through my BG check for a gun about two weeks ago; it took less than 2 minutes
     
  5. edwardware

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    Are you certain they're sequential? Likely they are, but large codification systems are rarely straightforward.

    5k in 60min, 83/minute. . . that's less than two per state per minute. Doesn't sound that busy for a Saturday during the Mostly Peaceful Marxist Riots.

    And recall: several states don't call NICS for state credential holders (woot for SC!).
     
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    Those numbers would refer just to the state of Florida. Florida, like Virginia and several other states, uses a state agency as a "point of contact" for the background check.
     
  7. dogtown tom

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    The state POC call or contacts FBI NICS..........so the NTN the dealer gets is an FBI NICS NTN#.
     
  8. edwardware

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    If the Reference # is unique to Florida. . . then they must not be sequential. That would mean that 1 out of every 4200 residents of Florida bought a gun in that hour; seems unlikely (5k checks, 21e6 population).

    Or the Reference #s could be non-sequential for some reason. No way to tell from here, just speculating.
     
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    I know the owner of a LGS. He says sales are wild, more than any of the panics since the '90's. He got 60K rds of ammo 2 weeks ago, it's almost gone at prices that are crazy ($45/ box of 50 9mm ball). Joe
     
  10. George P

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    And once it's gone, what are his chances of getting more? Slim and slimmer it would seem.
     
  11. Steve S.

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    Fear, fear, fear and more fear- mark your targets - wait for the command.
     
  12. ilbob

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    So what? He sold what he had and waits for more to come.
     
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    No need to speculate, FBI NICS Transaction Numbers are sequential, but due to the high volume of NICS checks two background checks immediately after each other may be thousands of numbers apart.
    For example, on 8/28 I called in two checks on one call, first one was NTN # 101L2WTCP, the second three minutes later was 101L2WWCD. FBI NICS uses number first, then letters (no I's or O's)
    So within three minutes there are thousands of NTN's created.
     
  14. George P

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    That is not how businesses stay open. Steady stream of customers means steady cash flow.
     
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  15. FlSwampRat

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    That's not NICS, that's FDLE this is for Florida only.
     
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