Oregon Background Check: Gun Shop Call Backs

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  1. HuckleberryFun

    HuckleberryFun
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    Every time I purchase a firearm since moving to Oregon some years ago I get delayed for several minutes waiting for a call back. Every single time! Looks like someone with the same name as me has a criminal record. This person died 15 years ago and has a different birthday and Social Security number and driver's license number from another state... but the Oregon State Police computer system is apparantly too stupid to tell the difference between me and a long-dead guy. It's a little embarrassing, and I warn the proprietor as a courtesy that there will be a call back. Anyone else have this problem? Anything to be done about it? I've lived in other states and NEVER had this problem.
     
  2. MountainBear

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    Have you inquired as to getting a UPin?
     
  3. Nick Burkhardt

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    And your namesake keeps voting Democrat!
     
  4. HuckleberryFun

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    I wasn't even aware of the upin program. I'll look into it. Thanks!
     
  5. MountainBear

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    Unique personal identification number is a program for those people who have reoccurring issues with misidentification. I have heard they are a pain to get, but once you do, it really helps.
     
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    Thanks again. I've never been in trouble myself, and it irks me a bit to be mistaken for another who has.
     
  7. Switchblade666

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    I need to do the same thing. Research showed me today that there are two people here in Washington with the same first, middle, and last name as me. Just got my first "delay" and it's frustrating when you hold a CPL, and give your SS# and get a delay. The NICS computer is outdated and state workers that handle legal firearm purchases are stuck in an Xfiles basement and probably ignored about how many complaints they get about the system.. UPIN is my next step for sure. Just remember it is not personal, even law enforcement employees get the delay too, its hit and miss.
     
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  8. Medic!

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    Listening to IronMonsters story. It sound worthless. o_O
     
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  9. MountainBear

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    Nothing's perfect, a government system least of all.
     
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  10. Flopsweat

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    It didn't work for him but it has worked great for other folks. I heard a rumor that he slept with the Governor's daughter. ;) :s0087:
     
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  11. cigars

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    Sorry to hear your woes. For once I'm glad about my whack-a-doodle last name. In my native ethnic language (pre-Ellis island) it translates, "quarter mile from the bus stop".
     
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    yeah - there are maybe half a dozen people in the USA with my first & last due to my family name being fairly unique. Then you add in my middle name (another family name) and nobody has that combo but me. So I have no problems - yet.
     
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    In basic training my poor drill Sgt just started calling me Alphabet. Drop and give me twenty. Then drop and give me the alphabet, Alphabet! Yes drill Sgt! Was that upper or lower case?
    I enjoyed KP.
     
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  14. fredball

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    You should apply for a UPIN (unique personal ID number )and get on with your life , what you'll need to do is put on your happy face and then call the ATF in your neck of the woods and ask them what the process is for applying for a UPIN not to be confused with a coupin have a great day
     
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    Did the immigration officers rename your great, great grandfather Sam Francisco or something? :D
     
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  16. Switchblade666

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    Lets put it this way, my dad was watching Gunsmoke when he came up with my name.... I just wish it was Festus. Now that's unique!!
     
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    please lord don't tell me your name is, "Miss Kitty"!






    :D
     
  18. HuckleberryFun

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    A boy named Miss Kitty (or Sue) is a fighter.
    I won't mess with him.
     
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    They need to make little cards gun guys can get that the store can just scan and have your record pop up.
     
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    I just wish there was a way "I" could check on the status of my "Delay" so I could know if the gun shop employees are just being too lazy to check on my status, or call me! Wishful/ impatient thinking...
     

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