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    We had it where our CCW permit would work, but the Nevada Sheriff's and Chief's Association lost it for us. I've spent like $150 on background checks since we had to start paying each time.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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    gpbarth Guest
    In Florida, your carry permit is also your background check. That's why you're finger-printed, have your picture taken and have to pay $117 to the state, and wait for approx. 90 days. Once you get that permit, you can walk into any gun shop and buy a hand gun with no 3-day waiting period.
    Last edited by gpbarth; 01-10-2009 at 09:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpbarth View Post
    In Florida, your carry permit is also your background check. That's why you're finger-printed, have your pisture taken and have to pay $117 to the state, and wait for approx. 90 days. Once you get that permit, you can walk into any gun shop and buy a hand gun with no 3-day waiting period.
    Sorry, dude. background check still applies. When you buy a gun, the FFL MUST call in for a background check in Florida. Unless the response is negative, a CWL holder can walk out with their new toy AFTER the call, but the call still is required, just no waiting period.
    Last edited by wolfhunter; 01-10-2009 at 08:37 PM. Reason: to correct terminology

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhunter View Post
    Sorry, dude. background check still applies. When you buy a gun, the FFL MUST call in for a background check in Florida. Unless the response is negative, a CWL holder can walk out with their new toy AFTER the call, but the call still is required, just no waiting period.
    That's the way it works in Nevada. The call is made, no waiting period, walk out with new toy. Still expensive for me because I want more toys. He (she) who dies with the most toys, wins!

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    GCF, maybe you can try negotiating for an "out the door" price. If you are a frequent, regular customer, they may work with you. A listed $500 gun plus tax plus background check here would be $535 total. If I ask my FFL for his best "out the door" price, it may be $500. Depends on his mark up on that item and how good his month has been.

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    Wolf, great thinking! I want you as my bug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhunter View Post
    Sorry, dude. background check still applies. When you buy a gun, the FFL MUST call in for a background check in Florida. Unless the response is negative, a CWL holder can walk out with their new toy AFTER the call, but the call still is required, just no waiting period.
    That's not a background check, just a verification. What was being discussed here was a background check being run (with records being checked and a large fee) with every weapon purchase. That would be like paying that $117 and submitting prints and pic every time you bought a gun.

    That call is just verifying you are who you say you are, checking your credentials. If you want to call that a background check, so be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpbarth View Post
    That's not a background check, just a verification. What was being discussed here was a background check being run (with records being checked and a large fee) with every weapon purchase. That would be like paying that $117 and submitting prints and pic every time you bought a gun.

    That call is just verifying you are who you say you are, checking your credentials. If you want to call that a background check, so be it.
    If a FL background check comes back denied, you can't have your gun, whether you have a CWL or not. If Florida's permits were issued by a law enforcement agency, we would get NICS checked. Since our permits are issued through the Dept. of Agriculture, they aren't allowed to access NICS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpbarth View Post
    That's not a background check, just a verification. What was being discussed here was a background check being run (with records being checked and a large fee) with every weapon purchase. That would be like paying that $117 and submitting prints and pic every time you bought a gun.

    That call is just verifying you are who you say you are, checking your credentials. If you want to call that a background check, so be it.
    And who are the dealers calling for verification, and what kind of verification? The DMV? I don't believe so. As far as I know, each time the dealers make that call when I buy a "toy" they are calling the local FBI in Las Vegas, or where ever, for a quick Brady updated background check. Is that incorrect? Any dealers in the house to verify this?

    BTW, I never said it was a large fee every time I bought a new toy. The fee here in Nevada is $25 for the Brady background check. Not a lot each time, but it's $25 every time. Every time. It sure adds up.

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    GCF, Florida background checks are called in to the Dept. of Agriculture. They maintain a sytem for conducting background checks, but because it is not a LE agency, they don't access NICS.

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