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mountainman13 10-01-2013 11:09 AM

Does the government shutdown affect gun sales?
 
Anyone here remember whether past shutdowns put a stop to nics checks?
Will fa-10 forms still be processed?
Am I wasting my time driving an hour to a gun shop today?

MisterMcCool 10-01-2013 11:12 AM

Call ahead.

mountainman13 10-01-2013 11:19 AM

I may do that. I'll need to do the paperwork anyway so I'll still go. If they can't process the forms I'll just have it shipped to my local contact.
I was hoping someone would have a definitive answer.

NC1760 10-01-2013 11:23 AM

Hey MM13... How's it going buddy.
According to this source it won't be effected;
http://www.guns.com/2013/09/30/nics-wont-close-government-shutdown-says-nra-ila-video/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nics-wont-close-government-shutdown-says-nra-ila-video
...and I can't find it on any other list of shutdown priorities either;
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/30/absolutely-everything-you-need-to-know-about-how-the-government-shutdown-will-work/
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/09/government-shutdown-2013-list-of-services-affected-94692.html
...Sooooo, I'd say you're okay.. But just to be sure call ahead and see if the dealer(s) can give you a straight up yes or no. I'd hate to see you waste the time & gas.

mountainman13 10-01-2013 11:30 AM

Thanks. That's comforting. I Gotta go anyway.
I need about 3 more cups of coffee. Doing a search on it didn't even occur to me. Between the shutdown and excitement of finally getting my hands on a shield (for myself) I didn't get much sleep.

squirrelhunter 10-01-2013 04:28 PM

I thought they said on the news that nics was down too but I could be wrong.

orangello 10-01-2013 04:44 PM

http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2013/9/nics-will-continue-to-operate-if-there-is-a-government-shutdown.aspx

NRA says not affected.

mountainman13 10-01-2013 05:02 PM

I can verify that nics is up and running.

danf_fl 10-01-2013 05:03 PM

I did a transfer this morning in Florida with no problems.

Argyle_Armoring 10-01-2013 05:04 PM

I too can also verify that NICS will be running throughout the government shutdown.


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