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When purchasing a gun, have you ever been "Delayed" or "Denied"?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by JohnGault, Feb 29, 2012.

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Have you been "Delayed" or "Denied".

Poll closed Mar 30, 2012.
  1. Yes, less than a day.

    24 vote(s)
    14.5%
  2. Yes, More than 3 days.

    18 vote(s)
    10.9%
  3. Yes, More than a week.

    14 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. No, Not for even for one "Instant".

    109 vote(s)
    66.1%
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  1. JohnGault

    JohnGault member

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    How long was your "Delay" or "Denial"?
     
  2. RatDrall

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    This should be interesting, great idea for a pole.
     
  3. klcmschlesinger

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    I have never been denied, but I live in Illinois, so there is a delay for everything. 3 days for handgun and 24 hours for long gun. Gives them ample time to sort anything out, at least in my case.
     
  4. CajunBass

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    I've always been delayed. Always. It's just gotten worse the last year or so. It used to an hour so. Long enough for the wife and I go eat lunch or dinner or something, and I'd get a call that everything was ready.

    Lately, it's been more like fill out the papers and put the gun on layaway. By the time you pay it off, the paperwork might be ready.

    Virginia uses it's own background check system, and it has fallen apart. The state police who administer it say they're shorthanded and the load has increased at the same time, both probably true. The General Assembly has appropriated more money to hire more people, but that's still a long way off at best.
     
  5. Alland

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    I am no longer a Virginia resident so this is just an outsiders view. I would think that instead of throwing more money at the problem they should just do away with their check and let NICS do the job at no cost to the state..
     
  6. tnxdshooter

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    Not really per se. Normally when I woukd buy guns it would be almost instantaneous approval. I bought one here about a week or so ago and it took 45 minutes for approval.
     
  7. Tim the student

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    I've never had it take more than a couple minutes.
     
  8. freyasman

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    I was once kept waiting for 21 days, when I tried to purchase a 22lr for my son's 13th birthday at a Wal-Mart in NC. I was told that the "instant" check on active duty military often takes awhile due to them having to check multiple jurisdictions. I took my business elsewhere.
     
  9. DesertFox

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    Denied once. Inquiring to the BATF got me a letter saying that I should "try again later." Took me 6 months or more to make it over to the place that was holding the piece. 2nd attempt to pick up was successful after the guy dug it out of the annals of his vault.
     
  10. bikemutt
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    That's a novel approach, asking the BATF why you were denied. Then being told to "try again" is fascinating. Was this before the NICS was invented?
     
  11. dogtown tom

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    Long gun checks in North Carolina are done by FBI NICS. Taking your business "elsewhere" won't change that.....every dealer in the same state has to follow the same rules. It is possible that at the end of the third business day, WalMart chose to not transfer you the firearm until they received a PROCEED from the FBI.

    Being active duty military has no bearing on an FBI NICS check.

    If you were actually DENIED I can guarantee that you didn't get a letter from ATF saying 'try again later" as ATF has nothing to do with background checks....try the FBI or your state point of contact for NICS.

    Appealing a NICS denial requires submitting fingerprints or documentation. You don't get a try again letter.:D
     
  12. CoRoMo

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    Yep.

    One was all of about 20 minutes or so.

    The other was technically not a delay. It was during the 2008 election hysteria and I bought the gun in January 2009. The dealer had so many NICS/4473 backed up that it took another day for me to get my rifle.
     
  13. kutz

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    Here in New Mexico its 5-10 minutes
     
  14. krupparms

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    After 911 .I was held up on 3 gun sales. I believe it had something to do with my birth place! I was born in morrocco with a dual citizenship. Dad was on active duty. I gave up my Morroccan citizenship when I went into U.S.A.F.at 17. No reason was given, but I suspect that was it. It has happened once in a while since but only for a day. Wish government would get its act together, but might as well wish for world peace! Never happen!
     
  15. USAF_Vet

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    I've never been denied or delayed.
     
  16. Carl N. Brown

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    I did not vote because of the nature of my delay. My only delay was at a gun show, where I walked around and waited on a bargain by biding my time to the last hour of the last day (when the vendors were looking at needing "road money"--gas, food, lodging). The background check did not complete before closing time, so the gun was transferred to a local dealer (one of the show sponsors) for completion of the transfer to me the next day. I feel the delay there was my fault.
     
  17. Byrd666

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    I've never been Denied or Delayed for any reason, though I know of quite a few folks that have been or are being delayed. And I've never seen a pattern to it.
     
  18. Bubbles

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    When I lived in VA it was common for me to have to wait 2-3 days for the approval. Once I moved to WV it was instant.
     
  19. Mango88

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    Here in in the Republic of Texas you simply fill out the form 4473, show them your Concealed Handgun License, lay your money down and take your purchase with you. The CHL will suffice for the NICS check.
     
  20. MostlySurly

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    Delayed once for a couple hours when the NICS was down.
    Other than that, I've never had to wait more than a few minutes.
    Now, my CWL serves as the background check - no wait at all.
     
  21. Marty183

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    I get to go for "further review" every time I go through the NICS check. I have a fairly common name I guess. It has nothing to do with me personally.

    Sent from my ADR8995 using Tapatalk
     
  22. beatledog7

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    I almost get delayed at least for an hour, based on what I used to do for a living and my having spent time in the places where I used to do it.
     
  23. CajunBass

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    From what I gather from the VCDL newsletter that was discussed. The funding increase was for one year, and the state police were told to fix it, or lose it to the NICS.
     
  24. Davek1977

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    Delayed for three days once, otherwise never an issue (South Dakota, for reference sake)
     
  25. Autolycus

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    I have never been denied. But I did have to go through a few hoops for my Florida permit. Got them resolved and I am now a Florida permit holder.
     
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