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Thread: Maryland State Police database crash

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    Maryland State Police database crash

    The NSSF has shared information that the Maryland State Police computer system suffered a major hardware crash on June 21. As a result, they are unable to process background checks. Until they can get the system back on its feet, the State Police have issued interim guidance for firearms dealers:

    https://nssfpdf.s3.amazonaws.com/MDB...undChanges.pdf

    What I found interesting was the following excerpt:

    The MDSPLD encourages RFDs not to transfer these firearms until backgrounds checks have been
    completed; however, should the RFD elect to exercise their statutory option to release the firearm on the 8th day,
    the RFD shall follow the below procedure:
    That simple statement tells us everything we need to know about the State of Maryland. The State Police are asking firearms dealers, who depend on selling firearms for their livelihood, to NOT complete sales even though it's legal because the State Police didn't have a proper backup for their registration system. We can only hope that the dealers will proceed to release firearms on the eighth day, which is completely legal, rather than hamstring themselves and inconvenience their customers.
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    So the law says that if the background check isn't completed in the alloted time (7 days) the sale can proceed on the 8th? That's interesting, didn't know that.
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    I was at a gunshow last Saturday helping a FFL friend who has a firearms business a couple hundred miles from the show. The NICS system started failing around 1330 which effectively put him out of business for the rest of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyros View Post
    So the law says that if the background check isn't completed in the alloted time (7 days) the sale can proceed on the 8th? That's interesting, didn't know that.
    That's Maryland. Federal law, I believe, is three days.
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    Isn't Maryland the state in which a few years ago state police were stopping vehicles with out of state plates and searching for weapons? They're not really friendly, are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Sourdough View Post
    Isn't Maryland the state in which a few years ago state police were stopping vehicles with out of state plates and searching for weapons? They're not really friendly, are they?
    No, but there was a toll authority cop who started an insane illegal search when he saw an out of state CCW permit in a guy's wallet. Single cop, single event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    That's Maryland. Federal law, I believe, is three days.
    Yes, the 8th day release is handguns under MD's onerous handgun sales restrictions. For long guns, its still cash and carry in MD; same 3 minutes or 3 days as Free America

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    Everything came back online yesterday and MSP Licensing authorized overtime and shifts of employees worked all night long to catch up. I think they will be fully caught up over the weekend.

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    Glad I live in AZ.

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    They were fully caught up and back to normal on Monday June 29. The overtime crew did their job over the weekend

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