Is there a waiting period to buy a handgun?

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asked Feb 12, 2019 in Law/Ethics by JohnVita (330 points)
Is there a waiting period to buy a handgun?

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answered Feb 12, 2019 by Nebulaui (380 points)
When buying a gun or a handgun there's usually no waiting period before you can purchase the gun.

No law or Federal Law exists that makes a gun shop or gun dealer wait to sell you the gun but they must perform a background check.

The background check in most places takes only a few minutes but some places may take up to 3 days for the background check to be completed.

Once the background check has been completed and you have no criminal history and are allowed to have a gun then you can pickup and purchase the gun.

As long as you're 21 years old or older some states don't even require a concealed or other weapons permit to carry the gun.

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