Originally Posted by bkt
The trick might be actually buying a firearm. Some folks might not want to sell you anything out of ignorance of the law and fear of ending up in prison if they sell to the wrong person (that's how it works in New York State, anyway).
Bingo. Chances are you'll have issues because most gun shop owners are afraid of the law, or else ignorant of it. Here is an example. I live in Arizona. Here, if you possess a valid Concealed Weapons Permit, (which I do), you do not have to go thru the Brady background check. The background check to get a CCW is far more through. I bought a Weatherby from Wal-Mart and the clerk didn't believe me. He ran the background check and it came up "delayed". I told him to call again, and explain that I had a valid CCW. He wouldn't. It took 3 trips home and back, and most of the day, to get it cleared up. It ended with the lady I talked to calling Wal-Mart and telling them to stop calling in unnecessary background checks, as they are under staffed as it is! The manager met me at the front door and profusely apologized!
I'm guessing someone got their a$$ in the wringer real good over the whole thing. Most likely the clerk at the gun counter. He didn't look too happy when I came back the last time. After I completed all the paperwork, (with the store manager standing there the whole time), I told the guy phones are capable of being spoken into, and encouraged him to try it the next time he shows his ignorance of the firearms laws. Bill T.