7-When You Go Into a Gun Store, Please Dont...: As has already been mentioned by ProtectandServe, i get guns pointed at me a lot. Like a lot a lot. Pro Tip, gun stores dont mind you carrying a gun into the store, but please dont whip that shit out suddenly...or at all unless you are very specifically talking to an employee who has asked you to do so. Thats less for our safety and more for yours. Walking up to a counter and reaching for, and placing your hands on a gun, without any prompting is a good way to piss off a number of individuals who take defensive gun classes for fun. I wish i could say this was mostly the young fellas inexperienced actions but we get that from old timers too. If you need to bring a long arm into the store, for Godssake put it in a case or gun sleeve. Hopping out the back of a pickup and waltzing in with a shotgun at the low and ready stance will often see you banned from our store. 8-People Love To Incriminate Themselves: Folks filling out the 4473 (the federal form required for gun sales) often laugh and ask if anyone actually checks the box that states whether or not they are a felon. The answer to this is YES THEY DO. See, the 4473 is about 3 pages of information that is arranged in such a way as to get you filling it out on instinct: Name, address, age, birthday, social security number, city your were born, you ever been a arrested? blah blah blah. It is very common for people 'in the groove' to honestly answer that question, upon which, the system will alert us (and the Va State Police). At this point, the sale is immediately over. What sometimes happens though, are savvier folks will skeeze by that portion of the paperwork and make it to the background check. Here in VA, we do a VA state background check, if you get popped by that, we typically get a call from a trooper who tells us to stall you while they come to either arrest you or talk with you. The VA background check generally goes pretty quick, we put in some info you gave us from the 4473, and the State form (yeah, VA requires another form for gun purchases). For our military folks, this often results in a DELAY status, as security clearances and out of state residencies need to get bumped up to federal level and that check can take upwards to 10 minutes. If you are a VA citizen born and raised and you dont work for a government agency and you get Delayed? you either have a common name, or something fishy happened in your past.