This is a discussion on Bad Instant Background Check within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by QKShooter He sneezed at the wrong time and because of that you now have to wait? Sue him. You could probably win ...
Since you are not going through NICS I don't know if a Unique Personal Identification Number (UPIN) would help, but you could ask it is recoginized. If it is get and app and apply for one. It requires the dealer to spend a few more minutes on the phone, but eliminates the delays or denied apps.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
I get delayed EVERY time I have the 'instant check' performed......sometimes it's as few as 45 minutes, but on occasion I have had to come back the next day.....
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper
The only problem I've had with buying any firearm was a few years ago. I filled out all the paperwork and the background check came back good and I was out the door with new gun... About a month later I got a letter in the mail from the store I bought it from with a copy of the form I filled out and a note asking me to mark where it says "foreign country" on the birthplace section, and send it back to them!?!
I was born in Guam, which is not a foreign country! So I called the store manager at Scheels to talk to her about it. I told her that Guam was US territory and has been for quite some time now and we cleared it up. I did send the letter back along with a Wikipedia print out about Guam to educate them about the area. The store is right next to a military base so I'm sure they're going to run into someone else who was born there sooner or later.
Eat a moose... 50,000 wolves can't be wrong.
I was delayed at the gun show for both of my last purchases. The last one I made, I used my CHP as one of my two IDs because, Number 1, I had thought about buying two pistols (one gun a month does not apply to CHP holders) and Number 2, I thought it would prevent being delayed(it didn't). All I can figure, is that my mailing address is a Dinwiddie post office, but my house is actually in Amelia. This might raise a flag with the check. I keep meaning to stop by the state police office at one of the shows and ask if they know why I keep being delayed, but I have not done it yet.
well I have the same problem every time i go to buy a weapon. only pistols though rifles seem to go right through I can't figure it out.