Anyone had this happen to them before? What's the deal? I went to the store again today and provided my SSN on the form (I didn't do that the first time around because I'm not comfortable with that, but relented on the chance that maybe they just couldn't correctly identify me). This time, today, it came back "deferred", which means they're going to review the request again.
The store owner asked if I've ever held a security clearance, and when I replied in the positive, she stated "that's probably it, but you never know with these bureaucrats".
So here I go, waiting again... hoping you all have some insight into what the issue could possibly be.
For what it's worth, this is from the FBI's NICS Appeals page:
None of which applies to me - not even close.A federal prohibition would exist for any person who:
[*] Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year
[*] Is a fugitive from justice
[*] Is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance
[*] Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution
[*] Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States or who has been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa
[*] Has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions
[*] Having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced U.S. citizenship
[*] Is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner
[*] Has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
[*] Is under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year