Sadly this is the new norm now. Unless the State is forced by voters to set up another system to do insta checks this is how it's going to be now. As has been many times mentioned 1639 has zero to do with why hand guns take so long now. The way so many think that law is whats wrong probably speaks volumes as to how that law got passed in the first place. So many gun owners just do not pay attention to whats going on. I keep hoping many more wake up by this coming election and make their voice heard!!Just picked up a new pistol, did paperwork in the 4th, so 17 days for Clark County.
Jesus Christ....whe will people understand 1639 had nothing to do with longer background checks. Geeez.....read the news. The FBI was scheduled to stop the checks july 1 thus the local LEO have to do it. Cmon man....Recently purchased a new hand gun with a concealed carry permit in Washington. Had previously purchased one as well in july just after 1639 took effect and it took roughly 4 businesses days looking to see if anyone has some times as of recently cause of holidays.
Well it’s in “just in case”you have committed a crime since all that was last ran through the system.Just picked up a new pistol, did paperwork on the 4th, so 17 days for Clark County.
Edited to add I have a CPL in WA, OR and AZ, have former LEO and military service and have had and still hold a top secret clearance with the DOD and DOE. So what's some county level policy wonk going to.find that would not already have been found?
This is probably one of the most misunderstood parts of the law here in WA. The dealer has to give the State 10 Buis. days to say no or delay. Now some dealers will at the end of this, if they did not get a declined or delayed from Feds or State, let the gun walk out. Many will not do so out of fear. As I have warned anyone who will hear it. Want to buy or transfer a handgun in this state the time to ask is before cash changes hands. Just ask the dealer how they handle it if there is a delay. If the dealer says no, then either go to another or be prepared to wait. Its very hit and miss even when people are using the same CLEO. Often the same person in the same CLEO. One time they get the proceed in days, next time it's weeks. No rhyme or reason.RCW 9.41.090 says a dealer can't deliver until 1a: purchaser produces a valid CCW (but the paragraph doesn't end in "or" or "and" so that really is a bit of nonsense; 1b: the chief or sheriff notifies yea or nay; OR 1c: the requirements or 9.41.092 are met. RCW 9.41.092 says the dealer may deliver handguns the earlier of: 1a: the BGC is in and you are good to go; OR 1b: 10 business days have elapsed since the BGC was submitted (if you have a valid WADL). I guess this means you are approved if no word after 10 business days have elapsed.
I am not an attorney, but the attorneys for Ben's Loans and MacCallens told them to go ahead with the transfers. I don't know how the process was done at Pantels.
Update: Got a call today (1/3) that my handgun is ready for pick up. In the end it took 16 calendar days or 12 business days of which 2 were holidays (Christmas and New Years)... basically a 2 week wait. Cheers.Purchased a handgun online through Sportsman Warehouse in Vancouver, WA on 12/7. Received notice the handgun was available so I went into the store today (12/12) to pick it up (sort-of-speak) and fill out the paperwork. Great group of guys there. Told me Clark County is running 2-3 weeks on background checks. Sigh...