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Uber's Background Screening Process Under Scrutiny

Uber's Background Screening Process Under Scrutiny  Uber, a 5-year-old company that has raised about $2.7 billion in cash and is valued by investors at over $40 billion, is in the limelight these days. It is expanding at breakneck speed, hiring thousands [more]

Record Number of FBI Gun Background Checks Set on Black Friday

Record Number of FBI Gun Background Checks Set on Black Friday  Three background checks per second; Black Friday's buying frenzy resulted in the largest ever number of firearms purchased on the US retail day. More than 175,000 gun background checks in total. It has been an [more]

Firearm Background Check Win in Washington State

Firearm Background Check Win in Washington State  Voters have passed a measure to expand background checks on weapon deals and transfers in Washington state. I-594 passed with almost 60 percent voting in support, 40 percent contradicted, with a little more than 870,000 [more]

Upgrades Cause Weeks of Outages of NICs System

Upgrades Cause Weeks of Outages of NICs System  On 9 occasions this week the National Instant Criminal Background Check System reported outages that delayed checks for customers at licensed gun dealers. Ordinarily, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has a 99 percent rate of success [more]

California Lawmakers Passes Firearm Safety Bill

California Lawmakers Passes Firearm Safety Bill  SACRAMENTO, Calif. —California lawmakers on Friday acted on bills that tackle firearm safety and add rules for ammunition sales. The Senate unanimously passed SB505 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. It would require officers to search [more]

Poll Shows Continued Support for Firearm Background Checks

Poll Shows Continued Support for Firearm Background Checks  SEATTLE, WA - A newly conducted poll among Washington voters shows strong support for a ballot that would require background checks for all gun sales across the state. Initiative 594, which requires background checks for [more]



United States Gun Laws and the FBI NICs 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 United States.
Learn about your constitutional rights and the different US Federal gun laws and regulations as well as other important gun ownership information.
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.
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.
Gun law related news and updates. Articles and news about issues concerning gun owners and our rights to bear arms.
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.
Background Check FAQs
NICs Background Check Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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State Specific Firearm Laws Directory


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Gun Check and Firearm Laws by State

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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