So I "bought" a new SS Micro 9 today at a "Black Friday" sale at Bass Pro, which was a painful enough process as it was. Got there a little before store opening at 10am. Got number 57 at the gun counter. When called, I told them what I wanted and then told to wait in the pay line. After paying, took my paperwork to the background check submission line. After finishing that, there was another hour+ line to wait for the background check completion and actual pickup of your purchase. However, it was already 2pm and I left at that point because I was told that I'd need a "government issued document with my current address on it."
Hmm ok. Oh wait, I just got out of the military 6 months ago and we just had a house built and moved into it 3 months ago. I don't have anything with my current address on it! Talked it over with the sales rep and it seems the easiest, cheapest way will be to get a fishing license since it's a government issued document. The requirement for that? Two pieces of mail with my current address on it and $9 at the customer service desk.
It's simple enough, but completely idiotic in my opinion. I haven't been fishing in like 20 years and don't own a single piece of gear. I'm going through this completely asinine process just to get a document to support something I actually want to buy. Why can't the background check just use those same two documents that I'm using to get my 1-day fishing license with?
I've bought weapons at the Army/Air Force base exchange within the last few years and never remember going through such a nut roll. Oh well, I feel like I've blown off enough steam with my venting now so thanks for bearing with me. I guess I'll actually get to see my Micro 9 when I go back later tonight. Wish me luck, lol.