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Offline Fairshake

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Re: "Instant" background checks
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2009, 10:13:37 AM »
I know this is a old posting but I just had to chime in. When I was a cop I never had a problem with gun buys. I even had my own FFL for iover 15 years. I left being a law dog in 1990 and still was alright untill 2004, then the problem started. I was delayed every time I bought a gun. At first it didn't bother me as the three days was not much to ask. Then I did a couple of gun buys and swaps over the net with the guns going through my friends FFL. I got upset that I could not take the gun home. If it came in on a Thursday then I could not pick it up until the following Wednesday as the weekends don't count,only working days of Monday - Friday. I just filed for a pin number and read where that can take 6 months. Now I'm getting upset because it's some low life that never has done right in his life and is using my info or close to it that's causing my delays. I signed up for the military in 1965 when the majority were looking for ways out and then came home and became a cop and gave those years of my life and now I can't walk in a buy a gun!!!!
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Re: "Instant" background checks
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2009, 10:46:02 AM »
I have run across quite a few LE's and Military (active) people that seem to require further investigation when doing BG checks. Not sure if it's security clearances or HLS issues, but for whatever reason, it is happening. I have noticed that E-check submission seldom have any delays, while calling in BG checks run the gauntlet so to speak. Here in Wisconsin handguns go through the state agency, and that too sometimes gets some delays. I always wondered if it had to do with retrieving different files off the computer system, and the agents weren't quite sure how to expedite it, so they just put a delay on it and call back later.

In any case, for what it's worth, you are not alone by a long shot -  but I'm sure that is of little consolation......

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Re: "Instant" background checks
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2009, 01:16:55 PM »
Fairshake,
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Re: "Instant" background checks
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2009, 03:39:13 PM »
I don't know what to tell you about the problem. I've have been a LEO since 1970.  I purchase 2 or 3 firearms a year. It takes about 5 minutes for me to get checked another 5 to 10 minutes to fill out the form.
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Re: "Instant" background checks
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2009, 07:01:33 PM »
I have run across quite a few LE's and Military (active) people that seem to require further investigation when doing BG checks.

We're wasting time & money investigating the wrong guys!  Duh...

Too much info given & collected leads to too much data to inquire about.  Paralysis by analysis.  The crooks get their guns faster than our soldiers, vets & LEOs, & there's no data to mine on them. 

Give us more regulation.  It makes me feel safe just to think about.  ;)
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Re: "Instant" background checks
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Re: "Instant" background checks
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2009, 11:20:03 AM »
Yup - and I just got notice the governor here in Wisconsin helped balance his budget by raising the State fee for handgun BG checks by $5.00 - upping it to $13.00 per check. Add a little insult to injury  >:(

 

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