Hello to all . I am new here so apologize if this scenario has been covered . I just got my pistol permit ( here in NY ) in November . A week later I bought my first pistol with no problem . The same day I put another one on layaway . A month later when I have it payed off and try to pick it up my back ground check comes back with a delay then later a deny. I have run the background check 3 more times all with the same result . Now my money is tied up in a gun I can't get and I have done all the paperwork for the appeal but I'm told the nics system is currently working on appeals from JUNE of last year and today I read in the USA today all nics appeals have been suspended the fbi can't handle the ones they have ! What do I do now?