- Jul 13, 2020
Do you know for Academy Sports specifically (if you're familiar with the store chain) whether you have to pay up front before the BG check?Sixteen months ago I bought a pistol at a small, privately owned gun shop in a US state where restrictions are minimal.. The background check took about 15 minutes, was done while I waited.
Four months ago, I bought a second pistol at the same shop. The BG check took three days. I paid for the gun up front because I didn't want there to be any problem, like maybe it may be sold to someone else?
A month ago, I bought a third one, at a different privately owned store, same state. The BG check took four hours. Again, I paid for it up front.
I have never been in trouble with the law except for a couple of speeding tickets. I have never been diagnosed or treated for a mental illness, alcohol or drug abuse. I know what not to say to health care providers so did not need to lie on the form. Would I lie if necessary? I don't know. Maybe.
As for a Canadian crossing over to the US to buy a gun, how difficult would it be to cross back into Canada with it?