My question involves criminal law for the state of: Florida
I recently purchased a gun from a gun show.
I have been arrested twice before, both for drugs. One The second arrest has a felony on it. It was supposed to be dropped, and at the time of purchasing, I thought it was. Apparently it is not yet. I have also had an occupational background check done and it went through clean, so I figured I was alright.
When I went to pick up the gun after the wait period, I was told there was a conditional non-release on my application and that I should come back in a few days to pick up the gun or I would receive a call saying I was denied. It turns out, when I came back the NICS had not contacted them back and the firearm was released to me.
As I was leaving, the FLL told me that if I do get denied, they will come to me for the handgun.
Now I am not looking to get arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm, especially when I was not trying to skirt around any laws, I tried to do this the right way.
So what is my next step here? Do I try and return the gun to the FLL until my background check is done?
Do I just hang on to the gun and see what happens?
Or, after that 3 day period, has NICS defaulted and the gun approved?
I wish I didn't take it from the store!