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#1 JDW

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 01:19 PM

I ordered a new competition pistol from a big dealer in Iowa and had it shipped to my FFL. It's been sitting out at the FFL for 2 weeks or so. This morning I decided to take a drive out there and pick up my new firearm. Every firearm purchase I've made has been an instant approval. I'm talking about 5 to 10 seconds and bam, approved. Today, even before the FFL submitted my 4473, they said, hope you're not in any hurry to take this new pistol home or to the range. I had a very weird feeling when I heard those words. I'm thinking, oh no, the feds are gonna pull an Illinois now and make me wait forever to get my hands on my new firearm. The FFL told me
everyone was being delayed by 2+ weeks, including LEO's.

I have this bad feeling that I just entered the twilight zone. I've read about some real horror stories on these new delays, but never thought I'd be a victim of them. Nothing at all has changed about me, no moving violations, not even a dang parking ticket.I guess this might be the new normal. My FFL did tell me that many other FFL's they've spoken with are experiencing the very same, even mentioned one big box store. Dag nabbit,I was so excited to get it home, to mount the RDS on it after cleaning and lubing it, now I wonder if I'll see it by September. Lol. This S*CKS

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 01:33 PM

There's a thread in the Back Room about this, if you want to share your woes with them.  Good luck, OP!

 

https://illinoiscarr...showtopic=78240


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Posted 21 July 2021 - 02:13 PM

Hearing this all over the state.


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Posted 21 July 2021 - 03:28 PM

If it was at the FFL for two weeks why not get the 4473 filled out. Then and you’d have the firearm by now maybe!

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 04:23 PM

I promise not to mention anything about buying a gun in Arizona in this thread.   Nope.  Not one word. 


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Posted 21 July 2021 - 07:40 PM

There is not REASON for this except they can get away with it! A right delayed is a right denied.



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:00 PM

Sometimes I wish the gun companies and ammo companies would just tell the states that if they don’t get their act together for their citizens, they will stop selling to state agencies.

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:29 PM

Makes you wonder if their system has been compromised. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:43 PM

Thanks



There's a thread in the Back Room about this, if you want to share your woes with them.  Good luck, OP!
 
https://illinoiscarr...showtopic=78240



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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:44 PM

Is this the place where I point out that if someone has a FOID, then they are passing a nightly background check. If the FOID is active, running another background check accomplishes nothing. It's almost as if the state is using the additional check as an unnecessary impediment to lawful gun ownership.

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 08:47 PM

If it was at the FFL for two weeks why not get the 4473 filled out. Then and you’d have the firearm by now maybe!

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Bingo, you're 100% correct. I've been kind of sore with a bad back, so I used that excuse to be lazy. Can't say you're wrong my friend. I just never expected this based on how smoothly every other transaction over the years has gone. I guess I shouldn't be surprised at all. Ill-annoy is awesome. :)

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:03 PM

Anyone here who sees a doctor with DuPage Medical Group, the largest physicians group in the state, knows by now they had major problems. 750 doctors, 2 million patient visits per year, and they were totally down for darn near one full week. No phones, no online, no MyChart, nothing. The worst part to me is that they seemed to be trying to keep whatever happened very hush hush!!! I don't know if they were hacked, ransomewared, or something more nefarious. I don't know if my medical records were stolen, no clue and no answers. It's incredible to see how much more of this type of activity seems to be taking place since January 2021. I thought our sophisticated firewall folks were the best of the best. Oh well, welcome to cyberspace!


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Posted 22 July 2021 - 06:03 AM

Anyone here who sees a doctor with DuPage Medical Group, the largest physicians group in the state, knows by now they had major problems. 750 doctors, 2 million patient visits per year, and they were totally down for darn near one full week. No phones, no online, no MyChart, nothing. The worst part to me is that they seemed to be trying to keep whatever happened very hush hush!!! I don't know if they were hacked, ransomewared, or something more nefarious. I don't know if my medical records were stolen, no clue and no answers. It's incredible to see how much more of this type of activity seems to be taking place since January 2021. I thought our sophisticated firewall folks were the best of the best. Oh well, welcome to cyberspace! Makes you wonder if their system has been compromised.
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Posted 22 July 2021 - 07:40 PM

I won't mention that I made an impulse buy on a firearm at an IA dealer last week, and it took longer to run my credit card than it did for the paperwork.


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Posted 22 July 2021 - 08:22 PM

I’ve had nothing but good luck at my LGS.

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 01:04 PM

Sorry for the delayed response IC friends. I got a call early the morning after my delay. I was approved???? Weird, since I was told weeks at a minimum. I picked up the new purchase yesterday. Wow, can't wait to get out to the club and put some rounds down range.

As an aside, FFL told me gun sales have come to a screeching halt over the last month. They from slammed to de Notta, well not really de notta, but sales are down by 80% compared to just a month ago.

Furthermore, I've seen stacks, big huge stacks of ammo in a lot of stores. Prices are still high. My guess is that we'll see some lower prices on ammo, possibly much lower by the EOY, unless we get another shut down or some other nonsense.

Anyway, that's just a lil update on what I'm seeing in my area. To whoever said his LGS was great and he had no issues, good for you. My LGS is one with an enormous selection of firearms, but they also have the worst customer service I've ever dealt with. I drive 25 miles to utilize the services of another LGS for everything. I can't spend money at a business that treats customers like %&$#!!!!!!!

Have a nice weekend folks, stay healthy and enjoy life.

Thanks for everyone's responses.

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 06:01 PM


My FFL said (today) that the backlog ended Sunday.
As is usual for me, I received instant approval today and was able to bring my new GunBroker item home.
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Posted 30 July 2021 - 08:40 PM

To add to what JDW said about ammo, I was in the Academy store in O'Fallon today to look for primers and bullets for reloading .38 Sp./.357 (no such luck !) and they had table in the aisle with multiple boxes of .223 on it.  As I don't use it, I failed to note the price.  I did notice that they did have more boxes of ammo on the shelves of a lot of different calibers (no prices noticed).


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