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waiting period ??

Discussion in 'Legal' started by dunlop, Nov 20, 2008.

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  1. dunlop

    dunlop Member

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    i am still confused with the waiting period??
    Every time i have bought a rifle or pistol i have never waited?? they did a background check and everything, then after about 8 min of filling out the forms and running the check, i was done... is that weird?
     
  2. caseypj

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    What State are you from?
     
  3. Sinixstar

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    waiting periods are somewhat a thing of the past since NICS was up and running. NICS is pretty instant, although at times it does slow down - and you may have to wait an hour or two while a backlog of requests are cleared.
    I believe some states have a mandatory 72hr "cooling off" period, but the days of trying to make a purchase and waiting 5-7 days while the FFL sends off for verification are over.
     
  4. dunlop

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    i even know a guy from FL and he bought a 454 pistol same day?!?! i really think their was something wrong with that one?
    god i would have bought that tec 9 for a 150 bucks, but they said i had to wait. and it was in WA
     
  5. Sinixstar

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    Nope - mandatory waiting periods were done away with thanks to NICS. Waiting periods were mostly because it took time to do background checks. With technology today - it doesn't take 3 days to do a record search, it can be done within minutes.
     
  6. NavyLCDR

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    1. That's because WA has a state mandated waiting period for handguns unless the purchaser is a WA state CPL holder.

    2. As a Montana resident you would not have been able to purchase a Tec 9 in WA anyway.
     
  7. natman

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    The **Federal** government is content to let you pass your NICS check and go. However, the **State** government can impose a waiting period if they so choose. California, for example, has a 10 day wait.
     
  8. natman

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    California has a 10 day wait for EVERY gun purchase, even if you own 50 other guns. Even if you are one of the fortunate few who has a CCW. :banghead:
     
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