yes, all firearms sold at a retail level by licensed dealers require a background check except in certain cases (some states I believe, allow you to present a valid CCW license or FOID which of course, was the result of a prior background check)
Depends on how you get them. Only two of my firearms was purchased through a vendor who was required to perform a background check. One was inherited, the others were bought from friends of mine. I prefer buying from friends, though. Keeps prices low, and odds are I already shot it.
Yep. But it seems that you also are in agreement. Background checks are extant in this nation.
Like I've said before. If my purchase price in total for a firearm is 530$ and I want to sell it, I have to devalue it from the start over a new and unfired model so I'm already starting at minimum 400$(assuming 90% condition). If the potential buyer doesn't want to spend that and starts at 300$ we may get somewhere around 350-375$ asking price, fair.The very idea that even "law abiding" citizens are going to go through the pain in the ass and cost of going through a FFL dealer for a background check when selling or gifting to friends and family is about as moronic as believing you can keep teens from having sex by preaching abstinence.
It is odd how different NC and SC are.
I've lived in both, but reside in SC now. Very different.
In theory. And what I mean is that my 4473 never, ever gets verified, let alone within a few minutes. On LITERALLY seven separate occassions I had to just wait out the 72 hours and go pick up my guns (all long guns in NY - no state licenses or permits needed). So is a minimal background check actually happening..who knows.
This has actually caused a loss of business for a Maryland pawn broker as I was interested in purchasing 3 riflles and I was only in town for a day and a half and the 4473 never was responded to. 2 days later the guy called me back when I was 300 miles away and with no plans of returning anytime soon. That's the crap that just pisses ya off.
Some states may have a full run through, and I know a few have a standard waiting period, usually 3 days. In La. all you have to do is fill out the 4473, the dealer calls in the NICS check and the "may sell" or "no sell" is given and it's done, takes about 20 minutes if the system isn't busy.In Virginia, from my experience, they run a background check just like an employer would. Depending on where you buy from, it could be less than a day, or instantaneous. Other places take a couple of days, but there is no specified waiting period of which I am aware, though it has been a few years since I have purchased a gun.
Yep. The CCW in Florida skips the in store check in and 3 day wait crap. But you have to be background checked and fingerprinted to get that. A level 2 check actually (defined that way somewhere by law). The DCF just started requiring that for all employees working in jobs dealing with children.
The very idea that even "law abiding" citizens are going to go through the pain in the ass and cost of going through a FFL dealer for a background check when selling or gifting to friends and family is about as moronic as believing you can keep teens from having sex by preaching abstinence.
Yeah, this is the problem with trying to force background checks for sales between non-FFL dealers. If you make something a pain in the ass and cost money, people aren't going to want to do it. And the law will be pretty much impossible to enforce.
They used to be a Souther State. Must be all the hipsters that moved there.
And all those hipsters went out and voted in office idiot politicians that would allow infringements on the 2A. While all the true "southeners" sat home and said "I aint got time to vote", " I dont believe in voting", "I aint voting for a black or a Mormon".