NICS 'delay' significantly backlogged

NICS 'delay' significantly backlogged

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    NICS 'delay' significantly backlogged

    Heads up citizens...

    NICS notes that there is a large and growing backlog of checks in delay status, that in cases of delays, NICS is providing firearm transfer dates of well over the federally-mandated three business days with the date being given is April 15th, to extend beyond the 30 days that the check is valid for.

    This appears to run counter to the Brady Act and NICS regulations, particularly in states without government office closures.

    Further, ATF is trying to obtain guidance for FFLs as to whether they are permitted to conduct curb-side or sidewalk transactions during the national emergency.

    ATF lawyers are working on this issue and should have more information on that front soon.

    Additionally, with the surge in sales many FFLs are running low on Form 4473 and other required forms. FFL's are asking ATF whether and how ATF will be able to resupply retailers with forms, or whether FFLs can make and use photocopies of the forms if ATF is unable to provide forms in a timely manner."

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    Oh, I can't wait to hear what ATF lawyers come up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dph1980 View Post
    The moral of the story: Don't wait til the last minute to be prepared.

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    Oh, I can't wait to hear what ATF lawyers come up with.
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    I haven't filled out a paper 4473 in ages, most stores here switching to computer apps long ago. Hard to run out of those. My question is, to those in the business, are Xerox copies of the form acceptable?
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    There is some important text missing. Here it is in full.

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    They are advising FFL's not to transfer the firearm after the 3 days the law states. Unless I'm reading this wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I haven't filled out a paper 4473 in ages, most stores here switching to computer apps long ago. Hard to run out of those. My question is, to those in the business, are Xerox copies of the form acceptable?
    Yep, every shop I have been in around here is electronic 4473 forms.

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    Fact is...

    If NICS does not provide a response in 3 days...you get the gun.

    That is FEDERAL LAW.

    I don't much give a rats tail what any ATF lackey thinks about it.


    And...my internet sucks so bad that the NICS electronic version is all but useless. Most gun shops around here do the paper. I order several hundred 4473s at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Fact is...

    If NICS does not provide a response in 3 days...you get the gun.

    That is FEDERAL LAW.

    I don't much give a rats tail what any ATF lackey thinks about it.


    And...my internet sucks so bad that the NICS electronic version is all but useless. Most gun shops around here do the paper. I order several hundred 4473s at a time.
    Then perhaps you can answer--are photo copies of the form allowable, should an FFL run out of printed ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Then perhaps you can answer--are photo copies of the form allowable, should an FFL run out of printed ones?
    Yes, as long as you do it right. Both sides must be printed.
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