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  •  More than a minor inconvenience (2+ / 0-)
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    minor inconvenience and costs...

    If you live in a metropolitan area, the inconvenience is minor[1]. If you live in the boonies, e.g. Malheur County OR, and a trip to town is an all-day or two-day affair, then you're talking about a major hassle. Particularly if NICS is having issues that day.

    That's entirely aside from the fact that the de-facto registry zombie lie is still out there.

    (Footnote [1]: unless the neighborhood FFL likes to talk your goddamn ear off, berate your choice of gun, and sell you on their personal odious philosophy of things; in which case, sweet Jesus, better off getting your own FFL, you know?)

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    by maxomai on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 02:04:01 PM PDT

    •  Hi this is seller from Malheur County OR, I (1+ / 0-)
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      am making a telephone background check for buyer from Malheur County OR, He will be in town within the month to finish this transaction.

      Since when are Malheur County residents in that big of a hurry.

      guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

      by 88kathy on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 03:55:24 PM PDT

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      •  So, two responses here (0+ / 0-)

        Hi this is seller from Malheur County OR, I am making a telephone background check for buyer from Malheur County OR, He will be in town within the month to finish this transaction.

        I suppose the 4437 can be faxed and the other documentation verified remotely, but that sounds to me like an invitation for a visit from the state police, BATFE, and possibly the FBI. It's possible that one could make two trips less than 30 days apart, too, but that just goes to being a PITA.

        Since when are Malheur County residents in that big of a hurry.

        A gun purchase is almost never made in a hurry. There are exceptions. Some for damn good reasons, e.g., "the asshole ex-boyfriend is on parole and back in town, and just threatened to hurt me."

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        by maxomai on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:53:06 PM PDT

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