Okay guys, I'm a little confused and maybe y'all can help. (Yes, I plan on calling NICS's customer service in the morning, but I just came home from work and after waiting nearly six months for this letter, I'm more than a little hyper right now.)
I attempted to purchase my first gun back in June. Was denied for being a fugitive from justice, found out about a traffic citation from 7 years ago from another state. Paid the warrant, attempted to file the appeal online but was told I needed to send fingerprints as well. So I did.
Here's the letter I got today.
This letter is in response to your inquiry concerning your denial to purchase or redeem a firearm. The fingerprints you submitted cannot be compared with the record used in the evaluation of your firearm purchase or pawn redemption. The record used for the denial is not fingerprint based. Your fingerprint card is being returned. The material you submitted is insufficient to overturn your denial to purchase or redeem a firearm for the above-referenced transaction.
At the time this transaction was initiated on June 28, 2011, blah blah I had an open warrant and was denied.
However the Appeal Services Team ...has been able to verify ... that the warrant was canceled on July 5, 2011. Since the original prohibiting criterion has been resolved, you are not prohibited from subsequent attempts to purchase or redeem a firearm. For subsequent NICS transactions, a complete background check will be conducted to ensure your eligibility to purchase or redeem a firearm.
Given that I have never been arrested, processed, or in printed for any official reason, I'm not the least surprised that my prints weren't helpful to them. (Which is I why I didn't initially think to send them, because huh?)
I guess the receipt showing I had paid the fine for the warrant was insufficient proof as well, but it got them to call Tucumcari PD and learn I'd paid the fine?
But basically if I'm understanding this correctly, I'll need the gun shop to run a new NICS check on me and I should be good to go?