Does the government shutdown affect gun sales?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by mountainman13, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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.
     
  4. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    Hey MM13... How's it going buddy.
    According to this source it won't be effected;
    http://www.guns.com/2013/09/30/nics...-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...-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.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. squirrelhunter

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    I thought they said on the news that nics was down too but I could be wrong.
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I can verify that nics is up and running.
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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

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    I too can also verify that NICS will be running throughout the government shutdown.
     
  10. JW357

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    Interesting question. Didn't even think of it.
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    NICS in FL is run by the FDLE.
    (Florida Dept of Law Enforcement)

    I'm guessing that others are run by the state, also.

    Now, if you are refinancing your VA loan home.......