NSSF Praises States: Record Submission of Disqualifying Mental Health Records to NICS

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NSSF Praises States for Record Submission of Disqualifying Mental Health Records to Background Check System

WASHINGTON – -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today is praising a milestone achievement of a 241 percent increase of state submissions of adjudicated mental health records to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System database since the firearms industry launched the FixNICS® campaign in 2013. Just 1.7 million such records existed in the FBI’s database when NSSF began the campaign in 2013 to fix the background check system. Today, there are more than 5.6 million records.

“This remarkable achievement demonstrates the firearms industry’s commitment to real solutions for safer communities,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs and General Counsel. “The firearms industry conceived of the point-of-purchase instant background check system that exists today. We have spent years working successfully to fix the system so that it works as intended. We have improved the quality and accuracy of background checks by changing the law in 16 states and at the federal level. It is critical that our background checks are updated, accurate and reliable. Firearms retailers rely upon this system to be accurate to ensure firearms do not fall into the wrong hands. This milestone is what bipartisan common ground looks like. It is a development that we can all agree is good for the safety of our communities.”

A background check is only as good as the records in the database. That is why the firearms industry supports improving the current NICS system by increasing the number of prohibiting records states submit to the FBI databases, helping to prevent illegal transfers of firearms to those who are prohibited from owning firearms under current law. Including these missing records will help ensure more accurate and complete background checks.

State participation in the NICS system is voluntary because the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution does not allow the federal government to mandate the states to submit records. NSSF worked with 16 states to change laws to increase submissions of disqualifying records. NSSF also worked with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on the bipartisan FixNICS legislation that was signed into law by President Trump to require federal agencies to submit all disqualifying records, incentivizes states to improve their overall reporting and directs more federal funding to the accurate reporting of domestic violence records.

Several states still do not fully submit their disqualifying records to help keep firearms from falling into the hands of those prohibited by law from purchasing them. The firearms industry remains committed to real solutions like fixing the broken background check system to make our communities safe.


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About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

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Loricatus Lupus
Loricatus Lupus (@loricatus_lupus)
2 years ago

I found out in Nov 2017 I was found insane back in 2001 when I put in my paperwork for a carry permit. Turns out Ohio’s more urban/suburban counties have been mass adjudicating healthy people in the probate courts and then having the municipal courts issue orders to hide what the courts are doing. Then the county mental health boards claim SSDI in the name of the adjudicated. This is just one of the wide spread criminal acts our courts are engaged in. Some of our counties are now even facing criminal organization suits. I doubt our courts will submit… Read more »

tomcat
tomcat (@tomcat)
2 years ago

I can see many more bad hits just like the no fly list. Look for rejection from a program paid for by you.

NightFire
NightFire (@nightfire)
2 years ago

To make things clear, it’s adjudicated mental health issues.

Meaning that it’s people that have been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility. It’s people that ended up in court, presented a mental health defense and were found by the courts to have a mental health issue severe enough to be a threat.

It’s not people going to a doctor for mental health care

Jeffersonian
Jeffersonian (@jeffersonian)
2 years ago

Who defines “mental health”?
Who enforces these “laws”?

Whatzit
Whatzit (@lee-wentzsquarerootsmi-com)
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeffersonian

Anyone who is not a rabid Marxist is mentally ill. Since it is irrational to own guns, any gun owner is mentally ill and is therefore not entitled to the privilege of owning a gun. Simple.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
2 years ago
Reply to  Whatzit

@What, Yep, the communists used that very same technique. Families have been known to use that technique. Libtard bureaucrats will certainly use that technique.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Whatzit

The Soviets called it Psychopolitics. Anyone who was labeled a dissident would be punitively incarcerated in a mental health facility and psychologically brutalized until their minds would break, and then they were REALLY insane.

This is what the rabid Left has in mind for us if we let them disarm us one by one!!

JPM
JPM (@jpm)
2 years ago

The NSSF is only concerned in profits for their members and will sell out and support any anti-second Amendment activity if there is money to be made from it. They might as well by run by brain dead Gifford and George Soros. Wolves posing as sheep.

UncleT
UncleT (@unclet)
2 years ago

NICS is Unconstitutional to begin with and you / NSSF is bragging about making it more dangerous to the American people?

You don’t ask your King / Govt / Tyrant for permission to buy, own, wear or trade arms in any form.

You think the Founders would apporove of this?

If your answer is no, then why in the world would you support these. INFRINGEMENTS today?

Whatzit
Whatzit (@lee-wentzsquarerootsmi-com)
2 years ago
Reply to  UncleT

Oh! See how well we are contorting ourselves and complying with the King’s new mandates?! What else would you like us to do, your highness? All gun laws are illegitimate.

Vanns40
Vanns40 (@vanns40)
2 years ago

Secret lists submitted and held by state and feds and applauded by NSSF! You’re too dangerous to own a gun but you’re okay to roam the streets, buy a truck, car, hammer, any sort of bladed weapon or other instrument? And OUR community applauds this and says it’s a milestone in the right direction?

Suppose, instead, we simply repeal ALL arms laws and just enforce the laws we have against assault, rape, robbery and murder? Gee, what a novel idea!

thisguy556
thisguy556 (@rhoadesjohn)
2 years ago
Reply to  Vanns40

Not a secret list. The article itself says “adjudicated” records. Keeping weapons from people who have PROVEN to be dangerous is the point of NICS, thus preventing future harm (or at least lessening the chance of it). Enforcing laws against violent crime doesn’t prevent violent crime. I’m with you for the most part, but not when someone has been proven to be a danger.

Vanns40
Vanns40 (@vanns40)
2 years ago
Reply to  thisguy556

If they’re SO dangerous that they aren’t allowed to posses one “dangerous” weapon, a gun, then why are they allowed to roam freely on our streets? This is pure BS. What’s to stop them from buying any number of other dangerous weapons? And yes, they are secret lists. YOU don’t know if you’re on one until you’re denied a basic RIGHT! How many “false positives” have their been where people are denied purchase for days or even weeks until it’s cleared up? You can be put on a “no fly” list and denied through NICS for that and you have… Read more »

thisguy556
thisguy556 (@rhoadesjohn)
2 years ago
Reply to  Vanns40

Again, you are missing the print and adding text. This is about ADJUDICATED cases. Not lists. I agree with you on lists. This is specifically about ADJUDICATED cases which means they went to court and faced their accusers.

wolfzatDawn
wolfzatDawn (@wolfzatdawn)
2 years ago

I would imagine the PTSD would be a prime disqualifying parameter. Any of you been to V.A. to be treated lately?

RoyD
RoyD (@royd)
2 years ago
Reply to  wolfzatDawn

Don’t get me started on the PTSD scam. I personally know two Vietnam vets who went through the “system” for “PTSD claims.” This was over twenty years ago and they both were getting $2400.00 a month at the end of it. They were no more affected by their time in Vietnam than I was by my time in Germany. And this was thirty years after their time in country.

NightFire
NightFire (@nightfire)
2 years ago
Reply to  RoyD

RoyD There is no VA disability pay that’s at $2400 per month. The closest there is is 90% disability with spouse, 2 parents and a child. The likelihood of you actually knowing 2 people with the same VA percentage rating for the same issue is near zero A 90% rating is also an extremely unlikely percentage. Most vets with a rating above 0% will fall in the 10% to 30% range. Some vets will get Individual Unemployablility, which will pay them at the 100% rate until they get a job. There are also special pay ratings for vision loss, amputees,… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD (@royd)
2 years ago
Reply to  NightFire

Well, since I know what they told me, I guess you are calling them liars. I guess they could have been lying. They told me at separate times and also in the company of others. And they were both not the type to lie about something like that; and there would have been no reason to. So, take my story for what it is worth.
Perhaps you should reference this chart I happened to find: https://www.veteransunited.com/network/military-disability-compensation-rate-tables/

willyd
willyd (@willyd)
2 years ago
Reply to  RoyD

RoyD: Your right about that scam, most that I talked to say they saw this and that, did this or that , and caused PTSD: My answer that still ticks them off is they didn’t see or do anymore than what I did, I came home, pulled up my boot laces and went on with my life, and most I found came home and exercised their right or left elbow and say the government owes them!!!!!!!!!!!

willyd
willyd (@willyd)
2 years ago
Reply to  wolfzatDawn

My son said you don’t even whisper any thing about PTSD, A KISS OF DEATH MOVE!!!!!!!

Jaque
Jaque (@jaque)
2 years ago

THIS IS WHAT ADOLF HITLER AND JOSEPH STALIN DID. THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT OF A NO FLY LIST, FILLED WITH ERRORS AND NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO GET ONES WRONGLY LISTED NAME REMOVED. HOW DOES SOMEONE WRONGLY NAMED, OR WITH AN IDENTICAL NAME CHALLENGE THEIR DENIAL OF THEIR BASIC RIGHTS ? THIS LIST DENIES AMERICANS A MOST BASIC RIGHT WITHOUT DUE PROCESS. THIS IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE SELL OUT BY THE NSSF HOPING IT WILL SLOW DOWN MORE AGGRESSIVE VIOLATIONS OF AMERICANS SECOND AMENDMENT. THE NSSF SHOULD KNOW THAT THE COMMUNISTS WILL NOT BE SATISFIED WITH THIS MEASURE AND WILL ONLY DEMAND… Read more »