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Old 05-20-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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I went to pick up a new pistol in Michigan on Friday. After filling everything out I was told I was delayed and had to wait a week to pick it up even though I have a CPL. Anyone else come across this or know why it is?

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Old 05-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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It sounds like a bunch of crap to me.My sister bought an uzi a couple years ago.When she came back after the waiting period they said they sold it!But a few days later that shop was gone.

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It sounds like a bunch of crap to me.My sister bought an uzi a couple years ago.When she came back after the waiting period they said they sold it!But a few days later that shop was gone.
Sorry hit send on accident.Any way they gave her a store credit then vanished.
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I went to pick up a new pistol in Michigan on Friday. After filling everything out I was told I was delayed and had to wait a week to pick it up even though I have a CPL. Anyone else come across this or know why it is?
This happens for various reasons. If you don't provide your SSN on the 4473 form, they might be trying to ensure you're not someone else with the same name. You could also have some convictions on your record that need to be more closely reviewed before giving a proceed or denied status. The FBI will give the store a date by which they can legally give you the gun if they have not heard back.

I had a customer that got a delay a couple weeks ago. Got a call a few days later that I could proceed. Nothing to get concerned about yet.
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Just strange to me they sent all my info to the FBI with my cpl. Seem like they should just be able to pull that up and see that I'm clear lol oh well was just wondering about it because it never happened before.

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Lately there seems to be an increase in delays and they tend to happen repeatedly once you have gotten one.
Your ssn is not required on the paperwork and I suggest leaving it out. It will have no effect on being delayed or not.
The reasons for delays are damn near infinite, as was stated above it is likely nothing to worry about, it happens to police and military constantly.
If it continues to happen you can can apply for a pin number from the ATF to avoid it, but this gives them permission to keep a file on you.

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Well thanks for the info. Basically it's just one more pain in the ass with the government lol

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I went to pick up a new pistol in Michigan on Friday. After filling everything out I was told I was delayed and had to wait a week to pick it up even though I have a CPL. Anyone else come across this or know why it is?
that makes absolutely zero sense. Where in MI are you? With a CPL, there is no need for a background check. Let me guess, you went into a big box store? 10:1 they screwed up the paperwork!
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I went to Fireline in westland Mi. They should know what they are doing all they sell is guns lol

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I went to pick up a new pistol in Michigan on Friday. After filling everything out I was told I was delayed and had to wait a week to pick it up even though I have a CPL. Anyone else come across this or know why it is?
I've had it happen to me before. They call it a conditional denial here. I think the conditional part refers to an overworked clerk. She doesn't want to do it, so she's not going to do it. One that is famous for it around the local shops is a state clerk named Patricia. When Patricia strikes we almost always get approved the next day. Rarely it will run to a second day.
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