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  •  Plus if you were trying to buy a pistol you would (3+ / 0-)
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    have to go through the three day waiting period - which is actually an effective five day period because the day you come in and fill out the paper work doesn't count as one of the days and the day you pick it up doesn't count. Also, it is five business days so that if the pistol you ordered on line came in to the FFL dealer on Wednesday and you hustled down to his shop and filled out your paper work you couldn't pick up the gun until Tuesday of the next week at which time he would call in your information  and clear you with the Feds. Only then would you pay, and he would hand over the pistol to you. The only exemptions to the three day/five day waiting period is if you have a concealed carry license. There is also a fee that most FFL dealers charge - anywhere from $15 to $50.

    There is also a Curio and Relic license which will let you have some older guns shipped directly to you. But you have to be registered with the Feds and there is a yearly fee for the license.  

    "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright" Curt Siodmak

    by Wisdumb on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:05:29 AM PST

    •  When I said "only then you would pay" I meant pay (2+ / 0-)
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      the FFL dealer his fee for the transfer. You would have already paid the person you were buying the gun from online. And like an earlier commented posted if you can't get the gun from your FFL dealer the gun goes back to the the seller and he can charge you whatever fee he wants for your failure to make sure you were qualified to own the gun.

      "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright" Curt Siodmak

      by Wisdumb on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:09:09 AM PST

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    •  The waiting period was replaced with the instant (3+ / 0-)
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      background check years ago.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:29:32 AM PST

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      •  Wrong. The waiting period for handguns is still (0+ / 0-)

        very much in effect. I bought a PPK/S a few months ago and am waiting on a Nagant right now. It will come into my FFL Dealer shop - probably on Thursday. At the gun show I was at a month ago the only loophole for the handgun waiting period is if you are buying from and individual, are trading a handgun in or have a CCL. If you buy from a handgun from a dealer at a gun show he will arrange with a local FFL to keep your handgun during the waiting period.

        "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright" Curt Siodmak

        by Wisdumb on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:37:06 AM PST

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      •  You may be confused because when they do the (1+ / 0-)
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        background check it is "instant". They did it by phone up until about two months ago when it went online. But you still have to wait from the period you fill out the paper work - 3/5 days and then the dealer will do the background check and you take possession of the gun.

        "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright" Curt Siodmak

        by Wisdumb on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:42:53 AM PST

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