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My firearm transfer was "delayed" at Academy....how long?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by brawndo89, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. brawndo89

    brawndo89

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    Okay a quick run down of what is going on...I'm a long time lurker on these forums first time poster. I went into Academy to buy my first hand gun, an m9, and my background check was delayed. I had a feeling it would be delayed for this reason:

    -When I was 18 (currently 23) I was arrested in Oklahoma (I live(d) in Texas then and now) for possession of marijuana and possession of ecstasy. Obviously both charges were felonies, but I went through deferred probation and the deal was as long as I didn't re offend in two years all charges would be dropped. I did not re offend so my record is now spotless.

    With all that being said I assume that is the reason my background check is being delayed. I tried to buy it Friday at noon and still haven't heard from academy now Sunday at noon.

    How long do delayed processes usually take? Am I likely to be turned down anyway even though all my charges have been dropped? Any info at all would be helpful guys, thanks!

    Brawndo89
     
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    Did the dealer provide you with a phone number to call to address the delay? I had a refusal years ago, but after calling the number given by the dealer, the hold was removed. Many guns later this has never happened again.
     

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    Nope all they told me is that they'd call me back when they found out more. Should I go in and request this number you speak of?
     
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    You got any X for sale? :whistling:
     
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    costanza187 I like Macs

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    Long enough for the cops to get there and arrest you.
     
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    You don't get that number unless you are "denied". You just have to wait through a "delay".
     
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    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    I thought if they didn't hear back yeah or na in 3 days that it was clear.
     
  9. brawndo89

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    That's what I read on the fbi nics website. Three days not counting the day of file or weekends. So I'm looking at Wednesday or Thursday I guess. Was just hoping for earlier. He also told me it could be because I have an extremely common name which I don't understand since they run your social...
     
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    That is what the law states, but the store policy can be more stringent than law. When I worked at Academy, the policy was to not release a firearm until NICs gave the all clear.

    The store can call back with the record number to check on status. If it is denied, they will give you a pamphlet with a number on it that you may call to begin an appeals process.
     
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    My NICS is delayed just about every time. I don't put my SS number on the form so maybe that has something to do with it.
     
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    LoadToadBoss IYAAYWOT

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    Extremely common name???

    Like 'John Smith' or something?



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    Yes something very similar to that.
     
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    Who knows? You need a lawyer to check things out...even if this goes through. You don't want to try to purchase firearms after accepting a deal on felony charges. If they were reduced or dismissed in some manner that is "ok", good for you, but in a lot of cases taking a plea is pleading guilty.
     
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    With deferred probation they essentially rescheduled my court date for two years after probation started. Upon that date if I didn't reoffend my trial was dismissed as if there were never charges at all. But obviously the fbi can still see that I was arrested. The charges WERE NOT "expunged".
     
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    Not sure you need a lawyer... yet.

    If the deal really was that this got wiped off your record, then you should be clear, and it could just be a delay due to a common name.

    However, if it comes back that you were denied due to the convictions, then you'll need to get a lawyer to delve into your agreement with the courts in OK to try and resolve this matter.

    Edit: Nevermind, I see you were never actually "convicted". My guess is, in 3 days, you're going to have your gun.
     
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  18. Tim151515

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    could be nothing. now law expert here, but it sounds like, due to the circumstances and deal you arranged, you are not a felon. Sometimes it just gets delayed. i have several guns, a name that is not common, and no criminal history. when i bought my cz it got delayed. they called me back in a couple days and told me i could pick it up. no other of my guns ever had that happen. I wouldn't sweat it.
     
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    Thanks for those of you with constructive replies. The guy at academy made it seem like this was an irregular thing so I just wanted to post to see what you guys thought. I'll post when academy calls me back..

    They'll call even if I get denied right?
     
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    You have prior felony charges. Depending on how your RAP sheet is coded they will confirm the charges are dismissed and you are no longer under indictment for the charges.