problem picking up a gun

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by unclebear, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    Ok I live here in KY and both my parents do too, today my mom went to pick a 1911 for a gift for my dad. Within the past month and a half she bought two other pistols and when she went in today she put down the rest of the money but when it came to the back ground check they said she couldn't pick it up because of unidentified reasons.

    She doesn't have any criminal issues or mental and shes bought guns before so what the hell?

    Has anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 New Member

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    No, I have heard of this but I have bought quite a few firearms over the years and have not run into this problem personally. Is there some way that she can check and see what the problem is?
     

  3. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    It could be that she might have been mistaken for somebody else during the background check. I have heard of that happening to people even when they have bought many guns from the same shop. Something on the ATF side throws flags because of mistaken identity. I have even heard of this happening to a police officer when he went to a shop to buy something for himself.

    My suggestion is for her to go back to the shop, explain to them that she thinks something might be wrong with the background check because she has no criminal record etc, and ask them nicely if they will try again. Also, although it is optional, by providing her Social Security number she could help prevent a mistaken identity.
     
  4. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you Mom has a common name, things like that can pop up. If you put your SSN on the form it can make the process smoother.
     
  5. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I was once held up for about 12 hours before the dealer got the ok. We have waiting periods in Illinois so it didn't really matter.
     
  6. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    The third purchase within a month and a half triggered a ATF warning that it could be a straw purchases. It will take 48 hrs to clear up otherwise she can pick it up after that if the FBI does not get back on the hold and deny the purchase.

    Jim
     
  7. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I bought two more pistols today after buying one about two weeks ago. Today's call went through in about 30 seconds. I don't think the straw purchase thing is it.
     
  8. bamashooter68

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    The last few guns Ive bought have been delayed at least 4 days for some reason. Its kinda a running joke at my LGS. It doesn't bother me because I know eventually I will get approved. I always do. :)
     
  9. bigjim

    bigjim New Member

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    That's only one call for both guns and one call for the one two weeks ago. My understanding is you can put up to 5 guns on one call.

    Jim
     
  10. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    All the more reason to get a CCP if your state laws allow you to purchase and not have to have a background check if you present your CCP
     
  11. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Maybe I'll have to go buy another one this weekend to test this three in a month hold. It was only one phone call for both guns.
     
  12. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    the system crashed on me last time i bought a gun the shop called me when it finly went thure and i picked it up latter that day
     
  13. Mason609

    Mason609 New Member

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    That must be an IL thing.

    I bought 2 pistols and an AR in Jan. The second week of Feb I bought 2 more pistols. And the first week of March I bought 1 more.

    All checks went through fine.
     
  14. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not a bit uncommon when you let the government tell you which rights you are ALLOWED to exercise! I have had several customers denied and EVERY ONE of them was a mistake. How many people have been turned away from the voting booth because they did not pass the BG check????:mad:
     
  15. onenut58

    onenut58 New Member

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    I get turned down every time and have to wait three days in both Nevada and Idaho.I am going to go get a concealed permit so I don't have to go through the Nics check any more. I don't particularly desire the concealed carry living in rural north Idaho where open carry is common and crime is very low but I get tired of getting flagged for three days every time.
     
  16. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You still have the NICS check with the CCL, you just don't have the wait. Once approved you can leave with the gun.