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background check delay

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:03 pm
by botscott
drove an hour today to academy in macon, ga to buy a shotgun and was turned away due to a delay on bg check. this is weird to me since this is my 3rd purchase this year, one of which came from that same academy sports. WTF? do I just wait? how should I follow up. can I try at a different academy. thnx

PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:14 pm
by BrianB
I would not know but if it were me I would be wanting to know why. Have you asked the Academy what the reason could be for this or a phone number for someone to call that could explain the problem?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:15 pm
by botscott
just got clear. they say someone w/ similar name could cause prob. guess i'll make the trip back down tomorrow. maybe i can guilt them in to givin me a box of shells or somethin.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:13 pm
by BrianB
Couldn't hurt to try.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:39 pm
by tigwelder56
They're required by law to tell you why you were denied. They have to give you a reason, how else can you determine your next move?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:37 pm
by trashman102
tried to buy a 22 ruger today same thing bg delay til 8 jul. they didnt know reason. in arkansas

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:20 am
by Gloc9mm
I have had a CCW for almost 30 Yrs so I really don't remember, but isn't there a 7 day Fed. wait for non CCW Holders?? Or is it by State? I remember when I was a kid you could purchase a Rifle W/O a Permit and get it right away, but had to wait on Pistols.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:38 pm
by JustBen
In Ohio you can walk into a gun store, pass a background check, buy a gun, ammo, load it up, stick it in your holster, pocket etc... and walk out all in about 20 minutes. I love this state.