Anyone with "pending fbi check" actually get approved?

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    • #91992
      Jacob
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      How do you find out who your examiner is on a form 4?

      • #91993
        Harold Williams
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        Join Date: 01/01/1970

        A couple of ways. The first time I called in and asked who the examiner is they wouldn’t say. A couple times later I called in asking for status…I then said “Can I give you my UPIN # to make sure it is being taken into consideration in my FBI Background Check?” And she says hold I’ll transfer you to your examiner…When I got the voice mail I wrote down the name.

        I’d try asking first. Then get crafty if you need to.

    • #93731
      Carey Cuccia
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      I bought 3 silencers, just got approved.

      1-SRD762TI-QD on 12/17/17, check cashed 1/26/18, Approved 2/20/19

      That’s 430 days from purchase date, 390 from check cashed

      2-SRD22X on 1/4/18, check cashed 2/4/18, Approved 2/24/19

      That’s 416 days from purchase date, 385 from check cashed

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Carey Cuccia.
    • #93741
      Rick
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      I’ve been in pending FBI check for quite awhile now. Check cashed in November of 2017. I will say that in the past couple weeks my calls have been productive and friendlier than usual. Apparently, there is a new rule that anything pending since 2017 is a priority and I have spoken to my examiner twice. She has requested my case be expedited, and since our first convo last week, she was able to tell me that the FBI has looked at my case twice this week but hasn’t approved yet.

      With that being said, in March of 2018 I was pulled over for DWI.Careless mistake after a few drinks with dinner and failing to use my blinker. First arrest ever at 35 years old, but my lawyer is confident I can get everything dismissed. Does anybody have any experience or heard of anyone that this has happened to and how it will affect my approval, or if it will get approved at all? I live in TX where these cases take about two years to go to court. My examiner recommended getting any kind of documentation that shows the case is in my favor so she can forward to FBI, but I don’t know that any kind of documentation exists. I figured that since I hadn’t been convicted and nothing has gone to court I’d get approved but who knows.

      • #93742
        Carey Cuccia
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        I don’t think you will have any issues getting approved. I’m 37 now, but when I was 24 in college I got arrested for possession, thankfully I had never done anything like that before or since, and I requested deferred adjudication and was granted it. It has made my process take much longer but I was able to still get my CHL and my suppressors were just approved after over a year and a couple months. Good luck, and hang in there, it’s very time consuming but it will be worth the wait.

      • #93743
        Mike_Anthony
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        Rick, if your case has not even been to court, the FBI cannot proceed your background check. You now have a rap sheet with that arrest, but no disposition of the charges. Since NICS cannot determine whether or not your arrest will make you a prohibited person, they delay the background check and allow it to expire every 3 months, without a determination. The only way that you will actually pass the background check is to have them run it once your case is finalized and you have received your sentence.

        • #93748
          Rick
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          Rick, if your case has not even been to court, the FBI cannot proceed your background check. You now have a rap sheet with that arrest, but no disposition of the charges. Since NICS cannot determine whether or not your arrest will make you a prohibited person, they delay the background check and allow it to expire every 3 months, without a determination. The only way that you will actually pass the background check is to have them run it once your case is finalized and you have received your sentence.

          Man, definitely not what I wanted to hear. So until I go to court, my application will just continue to pend?

          • #93753
            Mike_Anthony
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            That is correct. My advice would be to not cancel the application, because you will then have to repeat the same process and will still be delayed for your background check. You are now at one year since your arrest, you should be going to trial soon. Soon after receiving your sentence, the disposition will be updated, providing that the county submits the records in a timely manner. Afterwards, let your examiner know and request the check be run again. It will still go into a delay, but your examiner might be able to expedite the process for you.

    • #93744
      Lemans24
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      There is hope after all.
      Form 4 single shot trust
      Check Cashed on 19 Feb 2018
      Called on 01 Jan 2019 and was told “Pending FBI Background check”
      Called again today, 01 mar 2019 and was told i was
      Approved on 21 Feb 2019
      She seemed extremely happy to give me the great news.
      Hang in there guys.

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Lemans24.
    • #93835
      Simon
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      I’ve been in pending FBI check for quite awhile now. Check cashed in November of 2017. I will say that in the past couple weeks my calls have been productive and friendlier than usual. Apparently, there is a new rule that anything pending since 2017 is a priority and I have spoken to my examiner twice. She has requested my case be expedited, and since our first convo last week, she was able to tell me that the FBI has looked at my case twice this week but hasn’t approved yet.

      With that being said, in March of 2018 I was pulled over for DWI.Careless mistake after a few drinks with dinner and failing to use my blinker. First arrest ever at 35 years old, but my lawyer is confident I can get everything dismissed. Does anybody have any experience or heard of anyone that this has happened to and how it will affect my approval, or if it will get approved at all? I live in TX where these cases take about two years to go to court. My examiner recommended getting any kind of documentation that shows the case is in my favor so she can forward to FBI, but I don’t know that any kind of documentation exists. I figured that since I hadn’t been convicted and nothing has gone to court I’d get approved but who knows.

      Is what you are charged with punishable by 1 year or more in jail? If not you are not restricted even if you are convicted, so it should have no bearing on your being approved. If it is, unfortunately, you will have to wait until you have final disposition on the case.

    • #94213
      Rick
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      That is correct. My advice would be to not cancel the application, because you will then have to repeat the same process and will still be delayed for your background check. You are now at one year since your arrest, you should be going to trial soon. Soon after receiving your sentence, the disposition will be updated, providing that the county submits the records in a timely manner. Afterwards, let your examiner know and request the check be run again. It will still go into a delay, but your examiner might be able to expedite the process for you.

      Mike, somehow I was lucky and my stamp was approved on 3/14 and in hand at my dealer on 3/28. I picked it up today and thought I was going to cry haha. 16 months later but it all worked out. I had given up all hope after our discussion but I guess since it’s a misdemeanor it was approved, not sure. Should probably go ahead and get my next one now in case this happens again!!

    • #94214
      Rick
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      I’ve been in pending FBI check for quite awhile now. Check cashed in November of 2017. I will say that in the past couple weeks my calls have been productive and friendlier than usual. Apparently, there is a new rule that anything pending since 2017 is a priority and I have spoken to my examiner twice. She has requested my case be expedited, and since our first convo last week, she was able to tell me that the FBI has looked at my case twice this week but hasn’t approved yet.

      With that being said, in March of 2018 I was pulled over for DWI.Careless mistake after a few drinks with dinner and failing to use my blinker. First arrest ever at 35 years old, but my lawyer is confident I can get everything dismissed. Does anybody have any experience or heard of anyone that this has happened to and how it will affect my approval, or if it will get approved at all? I live in TX where these cases take about two years to go to court. My examiner recommended getting any kind of documentation that shows the case is in my favor so she can forward to FBI, but I don’t know that any kind of documentation exists. I figured that since I hadn’t been convicted and nothing has gone to court I’d get approved but who knows.

      Is what you are charged with punishable by 1 year or more in jail? If not you are not restricted even if you are convicted, so it should have no bearing on your being approved. If it is, unfortunately, you will have to wait until you have final disposition on the case.

      I believe you are right, as mine finally got approved. First offense is a misdemeanor so there would be no jail time, I was just one of the lucky ones who got stuck in “pending fbi background check” forever. 16 months when I was expecting 7. Yikes.

    • #94282
      IAShooters
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      Got approval on both form 4 trusts April 1 & 2, 2019. Checks cashed 3/12/18 and 3/18/18.
      Just a couple of weeks over the 1 year mark.
      No doubt in my mind that reaching out to my senators got these off the backlog pile at the FBI.

    • #95389
      Anonymous
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      I finally got an approval after months in FBI limbo. 409 days on one of them, will update the tracker when the dealer gets the stamp to me. Ended up contacting my representative, who sent an inquiry, and it was approved the next day. They’re unmotivated and unconcerned there, if a process can languish for that long and then be easily completed in a single day. Very frustrating, and terrifying that there is even a suggestion that all firearms purchases go through such a process.

    • #105493
      MCASgt New River
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      After speaking with my Examiner (Angela Edwards) she told me my Form 4 has been rejected. Something along the lines of I have an open FBI file and that is preventing the BATFE from proceeding. I explained that I have an active Top Secret security clearance and that’s the open file. She didn’t care and said she returned everything to my SOT.

      SOOO PISSED OFF!

    • #106317
      Parlay100
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      After speaking with my Examiner (Angela Edwards) she told me my Form 4 has been rejected. Something along the lines of I have an open FBI file and that is preventing the BATFE from proceeding. I explained that I have an active Top Secret security clearance and that’s the open file. She didn’t care and said she returned everything to my SOT.

      SOOO PISSED OFF!

      I am in the same boat and it has happened twice. I do not know what to do from here.

      Five years ago my ex girlfriend called the cops and said I was hitting her. I did not touch her. They arrested me and I pled guilty to disorderly conduct Class C. (I had a horrible Lawyer this was his recommendation) This has to have something to do with it since I already own 3 suppressors. I am going on two years waiting on stamps and I am out of ideas.

      I had the FBI do a back ground check and it says ” arrested for assault family member pleaded down to disorderly class C. $500 fine. But it is two separate lines. 1 and 2.
      Any know if a Petition on Nondisclosure would work. I am seriously just stuck.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • #106417
      Paul
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      Join Date: 01/01/1970

      call your congressman

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