Originally Posted by 44 AMP
Some places will "sell" guns before the background check is done, because the law allows it. Delivery (not purchase) is what is being denied with the failed check. Its not ethical, but it seems to be legal.
ATF has asked us to complete the purchase prior to calling in the background check.
My guess is to provide law enforcement with more leverage against a prohibited person attempting a firearms purchase.
We are also required to report all denials to the local CLEO.
You'll need to take up the ethics question with the ATF at who's whim we dance.