Has NICS, the 4473 people, streamlined the process?

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  1. JB357MAG

    JB357MAG Member

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    I have bought a small hand full of guns in the last 7 years or so.

    Last one was over 3 years ago.

    I always get delayed, and the a proceed a day or 2 later.

    I just got a proceed after about 10 min, have they made improvements
    just curious?

    Jimmy
     
  2. CapnMac

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    Hard call to make.
    Plenty of tales of woe out there, if very much from our own "echo chamber."

    So, really, no telling. Could just be that the person with similar name/charateristics is no longer in the system.

    Although, NICS has seen record volumes of applications over the last few years. Volume has a way of "eroding" rough procedural edges.
    In those State that use their own agencies, there's no telling.
     
  3. WestKentucky

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    I don’t know that it’s streamlined, but it is getting more effective. Perhaps computer databases are better at distinguishing folks from one another. My dad has another guy with the same name that lives near him (repeat felon), and the last NICS that got ran under dads name was a long and drawn out story with what seemed like an intentional delay until sheriffs deputy showed up. May be coincidence, but it didn’t seem that way.

    Fast forward a decade and I take a plea agreement for a misdemeanor to avoid full blown prosecution for something I didn’t do, but couldn’t afford to fight (probation vs $5-7 grand in attorney fees, risking jail time, and putting a good job on the line). I bought a handgun, they called in the 4473 and the dealer asked me a couple questions while still on the phone. They were rolling off the police report and court records within about 30 seconds complete with a physical description.

    I think the servers are just quicker, and jurisdictions are probably getting better at inputting data.
     
  4. jonnyc

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    We get some that take days and others that process within a second or two of hitting Enter. I think a lot has to do with time of day, NICS vs a state system, gunshow days, etc.
     
  5. George Dickel

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    I've purchased a number of firearms in the last 4-5 years and have never had a problem (knock on wood) and the check only took a few moments. I guess it helps to have an uncommon name, I've only run across one person face to face with my last name other than family.
     
  6. Lucky Derby

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    I have a couple of customers who always go on delay. They always get approved a day or two later. About six months ago one of them got approved in a few minutes. I thought good, his will be easier from here forward. Nope. Next two times he got delayed.
     
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    Fortunately I live in a state where if you have a CCW license you're exempt from NICS. I've never had a NICS check. While my name is unique, it doesn't mean that some namesake hasn't been up to no good in the past. I sometimes want to have a dealer run a NICS check just to see.
     
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