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Question about Background Check and gun damage

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by simonjester, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. simonjester

    simonjester Member

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    Hypothetical situation, what if a gun is damaged in between the time you agree to the purchase and the background check approval? Lets say the check is taking several days and something happens to the gun, when you arrive to pick it up can you refuse the sale?

    What if you agree on a price of a gun or a gun is shown with one price but when you return the price has gone up?
     
  2. marksg

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    If they don't have my money they didn't have a sale yet.
     
  3. Lupinus

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    Baring some change in circumstances surrounding the sale agreement, it should proceed as agreed. So based on the above-

    The firearm was agreed to in a certain condition. If some idiot knocks it over in the stock room and mars the finish, that isn't and shouldn't be your problem. Either a equivalent gun should be provided, the damage repaired properly, or an appropriate lowering of the price should be agreed on.

    The seller agreed to sell it at a particular price pending background check approval. That is the price it should be sold for, the price they are obligated to sell it for.
     
  4. mgkdrgn

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    I don't see why not. Vote with your feet and walk.
     
  5. Birch Knoll

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    Sure. The background check has nothing whatsoever to do with the commercial transaction. Back out any time you want before you hand over your money.
     
  6. mjw930

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    The check is not the registration of a sale, it's a check to confirm the buyer is legally allowed to accept the transfer. See the verbiage below, note the section about abandoned sale.

     
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    Where do you live that a BGC takes more than a few minutes?

    If the gun I'm buying gets damaged between the counter and the sales desk, I'll have the clerk to grab a different one, or have the manager knock some $ off the price tag.
     
  8. Birch Knoll

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    If there is a NICS delay, it could be days for the background check to complete.
     
  9. simonjester

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    Due to volume, BGCs are taking 7 to 10 days, this is before we get a response, so if you get a delay that is another 3 + days.
     
  10. Birch Knoll

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    Where in the world are you that a background check takes 7-10 days???
     
  11. TennJed

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    I have bought 3 guns since sandy hook. The longest wait on the phone was less than 30 minutes. The LGS owner said the longest he had waited was 4 hours.

    7-10 days ???????
     
  12. tarosean

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    Smoke signal?

    Seriously thou some states have waiting periods, maybe the OP lives in on of those states?
     
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    Colorado is 7-10 days last I heard. I heard in the radio last week the cbi was doing 1, 500 checks a day and was backlogged.
     
  14. simonjester

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    No smoke, from a Jan 3rd news article:

    The CBI’s wait time on a background check generally takes minutes, but as of Wednesday, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation had 11,420 checks in the queue, The Denver Post reports, causing a wait time of more than nine days. That more than doubles the wait time just from last week when gun buyers saw background checks taking 100 hours or more.

    I will report back what the actual time is..

    Also Colorado has no official hold or waiting period for firearm purchases...
     
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    Wow, so it is a state thing. Learn something new everyday. Thank God for Mississippi
     
  17. Teachu2

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    Here in sunny California, we've been dealing with background checks and waiting periods for a long time, as well as private sale transfers. The dealers have had to adjust their secured storage to accomodate the volume.

    When I buy a gun, I pay for it and do the paperwork. The gun gets boxed or cased, tagged, and put into secured storage. On day 11, I pick it up and sign the last space on the form. Never had a problem, don't know anyone who has ever had a problem. I've had private party transfers, even from out of state, no issues.
     
  18. USAF_Vet

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    Thank goodness my CPL allows my FFL to bypass a BGC.
     
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