North Central Arkansas
Michigan use to require a purchase permit..........good for 10 days. Nominal charge of the cost of fingerprints, IIRC. PITA, in Wayne County (Detroit area) unless you were a member of the fairer sex.
In Michigan the Concealed Carry permit shows you passed the federal requirement. You still fill out the form 4473, but the computer check (including fingerprinting) has already been done.Brad,
I'm assuming you mean no State background check. You still have to fill out a 4473 and have a Federal background check done, right?
Technically speaking, the FFL does not contact ATF to obtain approval to complete a transfer. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), is operated by the FBI not the ATF. In some states, like Virginia, the state link to the NICS network is handled by the state police. In any event, the ATF is not directly involved in the approval process at the time of transfer.Not talking about finger printing. When you fill out the 4473, then the ATF is contacted either online or by phone where a background check is done by them so as to give approval to the dealer to complete the sale.
It ALL depends on what state you are in.I lieu of a CCW to bypass a point-of-sale NICS check, one can submit a request for permanent record retention to the ATF. Send in prints, passport photo, and forms and if you pass the check, they send you a PIN that when presented to the FFL satisfies the background check requirement for firearms purchased. By law, the information obtained by NICS is trashed after every approval, but the request allows them to keep your information on file where it is instantly accessible to firearms sellers.
In Texas, a valid CCW is still an instant pass to buy a gun. I suspect many will retain their CCW licenses for this benefit even though constitutional carry will go into effect in September.