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Posted: 11/27/2014 1:16:41 PM EDT
On Black Friday, the rush accelerates to nearly two checks a second,
testing the limits of the National Instant Criminal Background Check
System.





Granted a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the NICS, The
Associated Press was able to see first-hand why 512 gun sales a day
effectively beat the system last year.


By federal law, NICS researchers must race against the clock: They
have until the end of the third business day following an attempted
firearm purchase to determine whether or not a buyer is eligible. After
that, buyers can legally get their guns, whether or not the check was
completed.






This clock ran out more than 186,000 times last year.








Full story here.














 
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 2:59:58 PM EDT
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On Black Friday, the rush accelerates to nearly two checks a second, testing the limits of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Granted a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the NICS, The Associated Press was able to see first-hand why 512 gun sales a day effectively beat the system last year.By federal law, NICS researchers must race against the clock:
They have until the end of the third business day following an attempted firearm purchase to determine whether or not a buyer is eligible. After that, buyers can legally get their guns, whether or not the check was completed.

This clock ran out more than 186,000 times last year.



 
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I thought it was 5 days?  

At least that's how my FFL has handled all of his customers who get a delay ever since I've known him... which was 26yrs ago
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 3:25:26 PM EDT
[#2]
NICS delay guidelines.  basically 4 days starting the next day after purchase.

NICS Delay
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