A well placed "friend" (FFL among other things) tells me that if the Gubmint is shut down that the NICS system will be shut down also.

"NICS" is the Feds criminal background check system for firearm transfers. NICS assumes youre guilty until proven innocent, par for the course for Amerikka...

If so, then there wont be any background check system and presumably dealers cannot sell firearms. GROSSLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

Get em now, boys.

Then raise 57 varieties of HELL if a transfer is refused because NICS is shut down, because that is wholesale infringement on the Right to Bear Arms, and remember, Heller said "the Second Amendment exists EVERYWHERE."