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New FFL. Pistol background checks, who to call?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by David Lewis, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. David Lewis

    David Lewis Auburn, Wa New Member

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    Hello all. I am a new FFL in Auburn Wa. I am about to make my first pistol sale. I know that I need to do a background check through the local PD, but for the life of me I cant find a phone number to call on any of the local PDs web sites. The city in question uses Pierce County Sheriff for their police so Im assuming that I would call someone at the county level. Any FFLs have any advice for me?

    Thanks!

    Dave
     
  2. bolus

    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  3. David Lewis

    David Lewis Auburn, Wa New Member

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    Thank you for finding that, but unfortunately it dosen't contain a specific number to call for an individual PD.
     
  4. David Lewis

    David Lewis Auburn, Wa New Member

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    Though it may have clarified it for me. I believe what it is saying is that if you do not have a CPL you would fill out the state pistol transfer form in triplicate, send it to the local PD, they would do the BG check and in 10 days return with a proceed or deny. If they do have a CPL, still fill out the state pistol transfer from in triplicate, run the NICS check myself. If the NICS check comes back as a proceed, transfer the pistol and then send the form into the local PD. I was thinking that there would be a number to call. That process is terrible, but im sure that it s a feature, not a bug.

    Can anyone confirm that what i have stated is the process?

    Thanks.
     
  5. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    May want to check on the general forum, handgun discussion doesn't get a lot of traffic. I have a CPL and a call is made when I buy the firearm and I go home with it that same day. Don't know what number they call though.
     
  6. conp435

    conp435 woodinville Active Member

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    fax the white copy to the sheriff without the cpl you do it with cpl
     
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  7. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    I would recommend that you call the local ATF Seattle office for the rules in WA state. They are quite helpful. I would be worried about incorrect information given to you. It's all about your federal and state forms.
     
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  8. 911radiogrunt

    911radiogrunt Tacoma New Member

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    Auburn PD 253.931.3080, King County SO 206.296.4155