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Rights Delayed, Rights Denied: New York Signs 30-Day Waiting Period for Gun Purchases

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a 30-day waiting period requirement into law last week.

This waiting period applies to firearms purchases that are not instantly approved by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

In a statement during the bill’s signing, Cuomo proclaimed “For too long gun violence has plagued communities across our nation and while the federal government turns a blind eye, New York continues leading the way forward to protect our families and our children.”

Generally speaking, when a gun dealer runs a background check on a buyer, the system will produce three results:

  1. The buyer passed the background check.
  2. The buyer failed the background check
  3. FBI needs more time to carry out the check.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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