This isn't as much of a game or field enforcment question as it is a firearms purchasing question. I hope someone can help though. I went to Cabela's to and tried to purchase a new shotgun on Saturday. I've bought guns before here and other places and have never had any problems. But when I tried today, the clerk told me after my background check was performed, I had a DELAY in the approval. The clerk, of course, couldn't be told what the delay was caused by. A couple of facts: -Last year I had a 1st offense Operating While Impaired (Misdemeanor) Not something I am proud of at all, but it is in the past.(thankfully) -about 4 1/2 months into my 6 month (non-reporting) probation, my probation officer petitioned the court for a warrant for me for Violation of Probation (VOP)(not attending required classes), which I was unaware of well past the deadline to report to the court. (He said it is standard proceedure to issue a warrant for not meeting the requirements of probation....even if you still have almost two months to meet those requirements...weird huh?) -Once I found out about the warrant, I contacted my Probation Officer immediatly. I straightened the situation out by supplying proof that I had, indeed, met ALL requirements of my probation and he agreed to withdraw the petition for arrest warrant for VOP. -Later I received an Order for Discharge from Probation & an "Action In Court" document stating that the Judge had Cancelled the Warrant & waived the warrant fee because I never was in violation of my probation So, my question is this: Why couldn't I buy a new shotgun this weekend? Would/ should the info I've provided above be reason for me to be kept from a firearms purchase? Again, the clerk (oh, sorry, I mean...outfitter) at Cabela's wasn't told why there was a delay, and it wasn't an outright denial (he said there IS a difference), but I can't help but think the delay is due to this past situation. I do plan on contacting the court on Monday to make sure they don't have some kind of clerical error. Thanks!