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Old 01-15-2009, 07:10 PM
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The form firearm buyers fill out is a federal form that should be standard across all states. Perhaps your recollection is from before Feb 2002 when nonimmigrants' firearm ownership was not restricted.

A correction for my earlier post - the pamphlet is from ATF, not ICE.

Regarding FBI Background checks for firearm transactions, they are required by law to give a decision in 7 days, or the transaction is automatically approved. There is a very efficient appeals process for wrongful denials that takes only a couple of weeks. There is also a toll-free hotline to call FBI and talk to an officer.

Wish they had all these features and the 7-day timeframe for immigration background checks....

Originally Posted by logiclife View Post
I have lived in Nevada before. I think in that state and many other western states (where guns laws are more liberal) you have to have passport, I-94 and utility bills proving you have lived in NV for 6 months. That's it. You don't need hunting license to get a gun license.

Here is the biggest irony:

IN order to own a gun, FBI needs only 2 days to check your background.

IN order to get 485 approved, FBI takes months or years to do a background check.

I guess green-card is a more lethal weapon than a handgun.
India EB2; PD: July 2003, Service Center: NSC
LC approval: Mar 2007
140/485 filed concurrently: June 28, 2007
Receipt Date: 29th June, 2007
Notice Date: 25th July, 2007
140 approved: Aug 28, 2007
FP: Sep 4, 2007
EAD and AP approved in Oct 2007
485 approved May 2008
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