Earlier this year i was arrested for the non firearm related (albeit still stupid on my part) charge of dui. The charge was reduced to reckless driving. However the pistol i had on my person at the time has been retained by the local police and they have no intention of returning it. (which is not unusual for my town, i don't know of anyone who has ever had a firearm taken for ANY reason that got it back from this PD..even years later any request is responded to with a note that the firearm is being held for "safe keeping") I am a current WA state cpl holder and have not received anything from the state regarding the status of my cpl nor anything else on the subject. My question is, i have found a good deal on a pistol online that i have been wanting for awhile, what should i expect from the NICS when i buy it. I have not found a FFL willing to run a NICS unless the pistol is already shipped to them. I don't want to be on the hook to pay for a gun if I'm going to run into ridiculously long delays, in which case I'd rather pursue another private party offer (for a higher price) Advice?