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FYI - a gov shutdown means no background checks

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ATCclears, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    If you're got your eye on something, you might want to buy it before mid October in case there is a government shutdown.

    Peter
     
  2. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather buy private sale anytime
    screw the govt approval & the taxes too
     
  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Did the NICS system shut down during the previous government shutdowns too?
     
  4. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I understand if NICS has not given a dealer an approval or denial within three business days from the call in, the dealer may proceed with the transaction. Not sure how that applies if NICS itself is unavailable.

    Of course, Oregon queries NICS independently, so unless the database goes down we might be unaffected.

    PS. In the 2011 budget impasse, I think NRA researched and found NICS was considered an essential service and would not be shut down.
     
  5. Phrank

    Phrank Forest Grove Active Member

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    They'll probably try and work it like the "sequester", purposely try and make it as painful as possible.
     
  6. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    The price of POF just doubeled
     
  7. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    That is my thinking too. The current administration is not gun-friendly, so I assume they will shut it down if other parts of gov shutdown.

    What may make it worse for a while after a restart is the backlog of requests.

    Peter
     
  8. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Let's keep it on topic
     
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  9. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Everything I've seen says they will operate as normal.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/des...vernment-shutdown?CID=examiner_alerts_article


    Deen
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    "Having a gun is like a parachute, if you need one and don't have it you may never need it again"
     
  10. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure background checks are still operational.
     
  11. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    They are, see my post #9 for the link.


    Deen
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    "Having a gun is like a parachute, if you need one and don't have it you may never need it again"
     
  12. ur6an

    ur6an Everett New Member

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    How about approval of NFA items? I'm guessing that is going to take longer.
     
  13. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Based on what? Some Glenn Beck remark? I heard his quick diatribe this afternoon that it will be tough buying a gun, and he's full of fecal material.

    NICS up and running, despite scare tactics

    While so-called “non-essential” government workers are off the job today, that does not mean the Second Amendment has been suspended because the FBI’s National Instant Check System is up and running, despite what CNN and one Oregon television news agency suggested today and yesterday.

    NICS up and running, despite scare tactics - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com
     
  14. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This just came thorough from Washington County on CHL checks:

    CONCEALED HANDGUN LICENSE ACTIVITY

    News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
    Posted on FlashAlert: October 1st, 2013 2:05 PM
    There have been reports of closures in local Sheriff's Office concealed hand gun license divisions. There has NOT been a decrease in hours or days in Washington County. It is business as usual at the Sheriff's Office regardless of activity in other governmental agencies. The Sheriff's Office has been processing about 550-750 total concealed handgun requests every month since the beginning of the year with no slowdown or closures expected.

    Thank you
     
  15. CamoDeafie

    CamoDeafie Albany Well-Known Member

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    I did not know the 2nd Amendment required background checks.....
     
  16. Frankenrifle

    Frankenrifle Clatskanie Active Member

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    That's how you know it's still there!
     
  17. DaveO

    DaveO Bellingham, WA New Member

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    Just got a confirmation email from my "dealer" and he replied with the following statement:

    "YES! NICS/FBI are still operating as normal.. I used them about an hour ago and they sent me an email to the fact that they will remain open as normal during this shutdown."

    The hour ago would have been 6:30 (1830 for those that like to confuse people) 01 October 2013. That's good enough for me.
     
  18. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I had no problem today buying a new gun.
     
  19. conp435

    conp435 woodinville Active Member

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    nics up and running nfa examiners are down to 2 and a few helpers