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FBI orders ATF agents to retrieve 4,000 guns from prohibited users

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly sent a request for agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives to retrieve more than 4,000 firearms that were purchased last year. The guns to be confiscated are from owners who should have been prohibited from acquiring them in the [more]

US Air Force failed to report Sutherland Springs shooter's conviction to FBI

US Air Force failed to report Sutherland Springs shooter's conviction to FBI The United States Air Force has announced that it has already launched an investigation to find out why the criminal records for Devin Patrick Kelly, the shooter who killed 26 church-goers in Sutherland Springs, weren't forwarded to the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System. According to application forms acquired [more]

26 killed in Texas church shooting, suspect later found dead

26 killed in Texas church shooting, suspect later found dead Sutherland Springs, Texas - A lone gunman opened fire inside a church during service in a small town in Texas killing at least 26 people and injuring 20 others. The gunman was later identified as 26-year old Devin Patrick Kelley, a former member of the US Air Force. Kelley had [more]

Gun sales and stock prices spike following Las Vegas shooting

Gun sales and stock prices spike following Las Vegas shooting Gun-related shooting incidents have historically caused sudden spikes in firearm sales. The latest incident in Las Vegas, which has been described to be one of the deadliest in the country's history, seems to follow the morbid trend as citizens flock to gun stores to stockpile firearms in case of a [more]

August NICS background check figures sets record month

August NICS background check figures sets record month It isn't clear just yet if the threat of impending nuclear war has something to do with it, but US citizens seem to continually be arming themselves. The latest figures from the NICS background check system, which was recently posted by the FBI, shows that August has set yet another [more]

New Michigan bill seeks to allow concealed weapons in schools and churches

New Michigan bill seeks to allow concealed weapons in schools and churches A state representative in Upper Peninsula of Michigan has just introduced a controversial new bill that has ignited conversations amongst residents. The new bill will essentially allow legal firearm owners with concealed carry permits to take their guns in previously gun-free zones such as schools and other establishments. The proposal [more]

United States Gun Laws and the FBI NICs Background Check System

Everything you need to know about gun ownership, firearm laws specific to your state, and information about the FBI Instant Criminal Background Check System (FBI NICs). Learn about the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Brady Campaign, the U.S. Second Amendment rights and other information on organizations, that are both for and against gun control. Get updated on up and coming news across the United States, news that affect how we purchase and own our firearms.
Details on the Brady Gun Background Check Act, how it came to be and what it means to gun owners across the country. Learn more about the law itself, its aims, goals, objective, and how it plans to get firearms off the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.
Learn about your constitutional rights and the different U.S. Federal gun laws and regulations as well as other important gun ownership information. Each state in the country is governed by different regulations, laws, and limits. Learn more about them here.
Information on the FBI NICs Online E-check and gun purchase verification, how it works and how it helps make gun checks easier and faster. Through the use of technology and improved database management, the NICs background check system is continually becoming faster and more reliable.
Details of the FBI Instant Criminal Background Check Systems, or FBI NICS system, its objectives and processes and how it is vital to protecting our safety and our constitutional rights. Learn about its humble beginning and how the department itself has grown into being a huge part of the United States government.
Gun law related news and updates. Articles and news about issues concerning gun owners and our rights to bear arms. Get the latest of what is happening in the world of firearms and law enforcement as they relate to background checking and U.S. gun laws.
Overview and insight into the US constitution’s second amendment, its origins and what it means to US citizens and their right to own guns and firearms. Learn about the ins and outs of the constitutional right and arm yourself with the proper knowledge.

NICs Background Check Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about the FBI NICs Check System:
Background Check FAQs

– What is the FBI NICS?
– How will FFLs contact NICS?
– If the NICS “crashes,” what are the back-up provisions available?
– How do multiple purchases work in accordance with a NICS check?
– What does the NICS system contain that other background checks don’t?

State Specific Firearm Laws Directory


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United States gun laws and regulations listed by state. Includes state specific policies on firearm possession, carrying, acquiring, buying, selling, and distributing. Details on firearm permits, licensing and important gun ownership information throughout the different states in the US.


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