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Hands On Guns

Gun Business Is Booming, The Economy, Not So Much

The National Shooting Sports Foundation reported that the March 2014 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System figure of 1,224,705 is the second highest March on record…

Gun Barrel Smoke

Twenty Years of Brady Law Failure

Of the 72,659 prohibited persons who illegally attempted to purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer, only 62 were considered worthy of prosecution, and of those only 13 were found guilty…

January Improvements to the NICS E-Check 2.0

The FBI NICS Section is kicking off 2014 with some improvements to the NICS E-Check 2.0, some of which were developed based upon ideas and feedback from you, the FFLs that we serve…

Keystone NICS Cops

NICS Operations Stats Too Horrible to Believe

Typical Keystone Kops procedures plague the system — “overburdened field investigators… delaying investigation of prosecutable cases… insufficient resources… insufficient staffing… extensive case backlogs… ” it’s a loooonng list…

Crushing Universal Background Checks

A Universally Bad Idea

Such a sweeping and intrusive new mandate would crush the current National Criminal Instant Background Check System (NICS), which is already overwhelmed…

FBI NICS Transaction Status Update

I want to assure everyone, the NICS Section is no way trying to slow down firearm sales by making you wait on hold or by not accepting general customer service calls…

Lists & Locations of New York Gun Owners

Nix the National Instant Criminal Background Check System

Logic tells us that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System will never work to control crime in America, even if it is expanded to become “universal”. The very nature of how criminals obtain firearms is criminal…

Just Say No to ‘Universal Background Checks’

If you wish to weigh in on this, send something similar yourself, or just send an email, fax or phone message saying “I agree with the MSSA position against “universal background checks.”…

Why ‘Universal Background Checks’ Won’t Work

Criminals won’t participate in a “universal” system. They’ll always steal or get their guns, and everything else they want, on the black market. Reasonable people know that criminals will never be part of the “universe.”…

Firearm Background Checks Don’t Impede Criminals

NFOA released an Open Letter to Congress and the American people announcing their opposition to any effort to institute government controls on private transfers of personal firearms between law-abiding individuals….