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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…