Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TidePride50, Feb 26, 2009.
I have a spic and span clean record.
I tried to find out what the problem was, but couldn't.
Word I got was if somebody had a similar name or close SSN to yours, it would get the delay while they made sure.
I did find out that you can write the FBI or BATF (can't remember) and ask why you are getting the delay. They are supposed to tell you. But I never did. I figured writing them would just raise more flags.
I just got a CCW permit and in my state (Mississippi) that gets you out of the background check.
Fill out the paper, show the CCW permit, pay your money and walk away with the gun.
Hey Fellas.....I recently had an experience that was similar. I had taken 10 pistols to my friends gun shop to sell on consignment...went back there several weeks later to pick up 5 of them...was delayed..then several hours later was denied!!! These were my own guns...that all were legally purchased, etc. So...I file an appeal with NICS and get a letter back a week later saying that I may be a convicted felon!!! News to me...I've never had anything more than a speeding ticket!! I now have to go down to the State Police and get a set of rolled prints and send them to the FBI. I do this...call the NICS hotline the same day I mailed the prints off...and talk to this gal who actually was very nice...I was wondering what kind of time frame I was looking at to get this matter cleared up. She said most likely several weeks. I asked if this happens often...and she said there was no rhyme or reason to it. Anyway...several hours later I recd a call from my gun store friend and he said the NICS folks had called him and cleared me to get my guns back!! He said that this was the first time he ever had a denial be reversed by phone. If I was a convicted felon....do ya think I would have taken firearms to a gun shop to sell?????? Dana
Lesson there is don't pawn your guns.
What happens is NICS tries to pool another system to get the details and most of the time it is not automated and there isn't an employee on call to respond till later.
It doesn't mean there is anything bad on your record.
That has nothing to do with it. I've probably puchased as many a dozen guns in a week with no delays. One week this past fall, I bought an AK pistol. I went into another store and bought two AK's on election day. After the election, I went back in and bought the rest of his stock (another five AK's) I noticed an AR I liked when I bought the five AK's but I felt like I had spent enough money. Well, I went back and bought the AR the next day and a pistol that I had wanted. Then I happened into a couple new Glocks. And, I had won a special item on gunbroker.
It was an exceptional week, but I've had some other weeks as wonderful.
True, they don't care if you make multiple purchases, but their regs with NICS show that they are only supposed to allow 1 approval at any 1 FFL within 5 business days, your FFL should have this information as it's not published on the web. If not, then I'll look into what I was shown 3 weeks ago on NICS guidelines when I inquired as to why my State's CCW was not considered an exemption to NICS. BATFE and NICS aren't willing (I don't think they can provide a documented answer) to provide a documented answer.
As I understand, some states run their own programs and some rely on the Feds to run it.
I am pretty sure the Feds have no "2 guns in 5 days" rule.
Well, at least not yet, but will have soon under the Obama regime.
prices the local dealers are asking for their guns now. I'll stick to the gun shows and web dealers and save money even after the shipping charges etc. are added.
"Mr. CC, I see you have bought "x" guns here in the last several years."
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