Delayed again

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  1. William Jones

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    Does anyone know how I might avoid this inconvenience? 3 of my last 7 purchases have been delayed. Can not find any UPIN application on the NICS site.
     
  2. usausausa

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    If your screen name is your real name it might be why their are hundreds with your name. My friend has a common name and is delayed almost every time
     
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    Happiness is being lithuanian. There's only a handful of my surname between our shores. The downside is that it takes an act of Congress to spell my name over the phone all the time. Sometimes I envy situations like yours.
     
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    During formations and roll call, when 1st Sgt got to me he would just say, "God damnit alphabet.....". Here 1st Sgt!
     
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    You must be one of them Eastern European types with 12 consecutive consanants in your name... :D
     
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    Correct. As opposed to my Japanese wife who has all of the vowels.
     
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    I have a upin and a not so common name, still get delayed about 25%
    of the time. Makes me think that there might be some anti gun folk employed there.
     
  8. William Jones

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    How do i go about getting the UPIN? Been to the NICS site and didn't see anything there.
     
  9. William Jones

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    My wifes maiden name is Witkowski. She hyphenated to Witkowski-Jones. Said plain ol' Jones was not ethnic enough.
     
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    FBI — Appeals Home
    VAF: Voluntary Appeal File
    This takes a little time, and may not help much.
    The first time I tried, was denied. said I didn't need it.
    I was getting delayed 80% of the time. Then I was denied,
    sent in new form with transaction number, got upin.
    The girl in court house records is no longer employed.
    But that is another story.
     
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  11. William Jones

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    Thanks
     
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    My wife took my last name. I asked if she was crazy. She said that she wanted to become as American as possible. o_O
     
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    Do you not put your SSN on the form?
     
  14. ar addict

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    Yes put SSN and upin on 4473 and still sometimes get delayed.
     
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    Was asking OP
     
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  16. William Jones

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    I do
     
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    That would mean that they aren't mistaking you for someone else, but something in your past keeps causing the delays. Maybe a flag from an out of state court that doesn't have online records available? Should find out what causes the delay when you call OSP, if you haven't already. They will tell you.
     
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    Thanks. I will look into that. I live in Wa now and I see that FBI does checks on long guns here. Every time I have been delayed it has been a long gun, but one was in Or.
     
  19. WALawyer

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    UPIN applications are backlogged two years. The reason you may not be finding the application is because what you're actually looking for is the Voluntary Appeal File application. Submitting that results in the issuance of a UPIN.

    A UPIN does not generally prevent delays, it may only help shorten how long the delay lasts.

    Delays occur when there is something about your background that requires further investigation. This is usually due to past arrests. Once the FBI completes its record of your criminal history and verifies that you do not have any events that prohibit firearm possession, it then issues a proceed. How long this takes depends on the FBI's present workload.
     
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    The common name thing doesn't wash. Mine is so common that there were two of us in my High School! I recently filled out a loan application and the bank found 11 others with my name who had outstanding warrants! I have never been Delayed.
     

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