One of the most ridiculous laws we have here in Wisconsin is the cooling down law (at least that is what I call it). What this means is that to purchase a handgun, you have to go to the gun store, select your purchase, pay for it, fill out the paperwork and then come back two days later to pick up your property. Even though the NICS is done in approximately one minute.
I went to the gun store today to fill out the paperwork to receive my Ruger Single Six that I bought on Guns America.
Guns America is basically a huge classified section filled with all kinds of firearms for sale. I browse it regularly to increase my knowledge of a certain type of firearm and to keep abreast on what the ballpark prices are for them. I cruised the site for a solid six months before I found that Single Six. I was able to beat the guy down only $25. But the gun is in pristine condition and it is nearly an antique. I plan on shooting it A LOT and can't wait to get it.
But I have approximately 36 more hours before I "cool down" and am able to pick it up. The law is on the books supposedly to keep a lid on "crimes of passion". What a stupid law. I suppose I would rather have that stupid law here than a Firearm Owners ID Card, like Illinois though.
So here was the process for Guns America for those who are interested. I saw the gun I wanted and called the dealer (in Ohio in this case). I had to go to the gun shop and get a copy of their FFL and mail it with my check to Ohio. Astonishingly, the gun shop in Ohio didn't wait for my check to clear and instantly sent the revolver, second day air, to my local firearm dealer. Then today I went to the dealer and filled out all of the paperwork. Now, I wait until Thursday to pick my property up and start having fun. Ugh what a waste of time. But it will be worth it quickly when I start throwing rounds down the range with my new Single Six.
Range report and lots of photos to come.