Just went to purchase my first gun today and got delayed. Was told that it happens about 5 times a day in the shop. My issues date on my ltc was the beginning of the month. Anything i should be worried about?
happened to me too on the first and a few times since. Sucked too since I drove from the north shore to Stoughton (RIP Tackle Unlimited) and had to do it again 3 days later. No issues and nothing to worry about
Some tidbits for future transactions:
- Keep track of how long it takes for the shop to call you and tell you it's good to go.
- Find out what the shop's policy is for Delays, do they hold the firearm until you get a proceed or let it go after three business days according to the Brady Law
- If you didn't put your SSN on the form, consider it, sometimes it helps
The cause of the delay is likely a similar name to an "interesting character" and requires some additional research. On busy days, additional research can turn into a delay until they have people available. If you have any thing that makes you interesting, but not prohibited, it could also cause the delay.
I have purchased a lot of firearms of the years got delayed once a few years ago, a dealer I had never used before did an online niccs and asked for my ss# said it will speed up the process. I never use my ss# when buying a firearm. Yup delay.
I got delayed for my first, too, earlier this year. As far as I know the transaction never cleared (I guess it must have, but I never heard). The dealer released the gun to me after the 3 days and nobody has come knocking since.
I have an idea why I was delayed, but it's still a pain. Prevents me from buying from shops far away or gun shows. I'm going to try for a UPIN myself.
Delays suck, especially since there isn't much rhyme or reason to them. I was purchasing a *lot* of guns a few years ago and got to the point where I was getting delayed every time. Now I never get delayed. It's weird.