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This year saw the highest number of background checks in Black Friday history. Clothing and electronics were not the only things being purchased on the busiest shopping day of the year. Gun sales surged as the federal government was on track to process more than 175,000 background checks, the FBI told CNN. This is the highest number …

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation released the background check statistics for September 2014 and it was the second biggest month in the system’s 16-year history. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which adjusts the raw figure to more accurately represent gun sales, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System reviewed 1,024,272 potential gun buyers …

The National Shooting Sports Foundation on Monday advised that the drop in gun sales over the past seven months are nothing but a return to normal after an extraordinary year in 2013. Further, its research contends that if you overlook last year’s huge jump in sales, the number of FBI National Instant Background Checks (NICS) performed …

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment that will provide an additional $19.5 million to help improve the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The proposal passed the house with a 260 to 145 vote. The additional funds will bring the NICS budget for Fiscal Year 2015 to $78 million. According to the sponsors, …

In January 2008, George W. Bush signed an NRA-supported bill into law to improve and increase incentives for states to share mental health data with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The money for the improvements was spread out over five years, and only a fraction of it has been appropriated. According to …

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin Tuesday sank a popular pro-gun bill to designed to speed up the approval process for gun owners to receive suppressors and other NFA-regulated items. The bill would have made it easier for gun owners to legally obtain National Firearms Act-regulated items by making it mandatory for local law enforcement to approve legal …

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Over the past 15 years of data collected by the FBI’s NICS background check system just over a million applicants out of 183 million checks were denied to buy a firearm, almost all for one of 12 reasons. Prior to 1968, most adults in the United States could purchase a firearm without state interference. Guns were …

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Common-sense solutions to help reduce gun violence exist, believe it or not. No, I’m not talking about forms of gun control that only serve to disarm the law-abiding or impair their ability to defend themselves and their family while, at the same time, doing nothing to target criminals. I’m talking about criminal background checks. Specifically, …

Federal Government Shutdown Update

The FBI NICS section is maintaining normal business hours and there should be no impact on FFLs involving firearm transaction background checks since the NICS examiners who perform these checks and their managers are classified as “essential personnel” not subject to the federal government shutdown.  However, most NICS support personnel are subject to furloughs and …