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Gun Owners/Buyers How Upset Would You Be

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by TSAX, May 13, 2012.

  1. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
  2. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

    May 2, 2010
    I wouldn't be happy but I gotta ask, pa requires prints for firearm purchases?

  3. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

    Dec 21, 2002
    I would be very upset if my state required us to go through such crap in order to buy a gun.

    Walk into the gun store, pick out a gun and walk out with it in ten minutes. That's how an American citizen buys a gun.

    American subjects of the government are allowed to buy guns with the government's permission.:upeyes:
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  4. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    My guess - and it is just a guess- is that fingerprinting each time is not required but rather criminal history systems will be down because of this. Hopefully someone from PA can advise whether or not each purchase requires fingerprinting. I consider myself fortunate that I have never been is such dire straights that I could not wait a week for a gun.
  5. Lowjiber


    Jan 26, 2012
    Las Vegas
    Not in Nevada.
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  6. I live in PA. We don't get finger printed for gun purchases. We get run on the computer for criminal activity checks at each purchase. I hate when the system goes down for any reason and it happens quite often delaying a normal purchase sometimes by hours or days.tom.:steamed:
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  7. I'm not going to sweat a week. I think I might have something that will hold me over, in an emergency. It's when that timeline for the down system starts stretching out, that I'm going to start raising a ruckus.

    I would expect the stores will not be happy and commerce will start yelling, because this will cause them loss of sales. The state won't be happy, because it denies them sales tax revenue.
  8. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

    May 21, 2011
    North-Central Florida
    I don't care much about a week but I already have some guns. It would suck to really need one and not be able to buy it.

    This makes me wonder how police are going to do their jobs. If they are investigating someone will they not be able to get their criminal history?
  9. I live in PA as well, and for as long as its been in effect, Ive never had to wait more than a couple of minutes for a "instant check". A quick phone call and its done.

    Even if it were to take a little longer, its still way better than the old "48 hour wait" on handguns policy they used to use.
  10. bowtie454


    Jul 17, 2009
    Cry me a river. A week delay for a valid reason doesn't bother me. Some people want it all and they want it NOW! Too much of that mentality in society for my taste. There may be the exception where someone feels they need a firearm immediately to protect themselves, but I'd speculate the odds of that are slim.
  11. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Apr 5, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    About as unhappy as I would be at DUI checkpoint.
  12. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Southern Maryland
    A week isn't so bad.

    Maryland has a mandatory (minimum) 7-day waiting period on all handguns and some rifles and shotguns.
    We also have NO face-to-face private sales of handguns and certain rifles and/or shotguns.

    One day, Maryland may come out of the communistic/socialist pre-historic times.

    It most likely won't be in my lifetime, though.


    I'm surprised that Maryland doesn't have checkpoints at the borders with MSP asking for (said in a heavy Russian accent), "Your payyyy-pers, Please."
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  13. 45caldan


    Aug 27, 2007
    central Florida
    Um it is a RIGHT that they are delaying.
    This kind of thinking is how we just let our rights slip away.
  14. We already gave up our "rights" by accepting the "national check". Now they can just screw with your "privileges" as they wish.
  15. FTjoe


    Apr 3, 2009
    southern maryland
    and we can only buy one handgun every 30 days in maryland.

    i'm surprised maryland doesn't run background checks at the indoor ranges as we're checking in to get a lane. i wonder if the lines would be shorter.....:whistling:
  16. jhoagland

    jhoagland That's right! Lifetime Member

    May 4, 2007
    south carolina
    In SC all I have to do is show them my cwp. I can walk out the door in five minutes of choosing what gun I want.
  17. bowtie454


    Jul 17, 2009
    Sorry, I didn't see "The right of the people to purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer same-day in Pennsylvania" in the 2nd Amendment. I guess I missed that clause. I hardly think a temporary, one-week, localized delay in purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer is an infringement on the right to "keep and bear arms".
  18. 45caldan


    Aug 27, 2007
    central Florida
    You don't understand the Constitution do you?
    I can't totally blame you though as many minds have been poisoned by liberal thinking.....
    You should not have to wait for a right!
    This kind of thinking is part of the problem in our Country these days!
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  19. DamonC


    Dec 30, 2002
    You didn't see it because the framers of the Constitution covered ALL BS like that by saying "shall not be infringed". Just how lengthy and widespread should firearms purchases be blocked before you would consider them an infringement?
  20. Understanding it is one thing, dealing with the current reality is something else altogether.

    The fact they are and have been at all, shows that the Constitution is being ignored.