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August NICS background check data not indicative of market slowdown

August NICS background check data not indicative of market slowdown Despite the previously released August data from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), it seems like gun manufacturers were not experiencing that bad of a month as some people would have been led to believe. According to reports, the dip in the number of checks in recently released [more]

Minnesota State Fair poll reveals big support for universal background checks

Minnesota State Fair poll reveals big support for universal background checks The recently held Minnesota State Fair poll had revealed a surprising response from residents as it showed that almost 90 percent of those who took the survey are in favor of universal background checks for gun sales. The annual fair was attended by more than 6,000 people who had taken [more]

Fingerprints and Background Checks now required for Carmel Town applicants

Fingerprints and Background Checks now required for Carmel Town applicants CARMEL, N.Y. - A brand new law was recently enacted in the town of Carmel in New York which now requires anyone who wants to work there to submit themselves to fingerprint identification and a background check before being allowed to proceed. The requirement itself was originally proposed by the town's [more]

Texas Law now allows students to carry concealed handguns in classrooms

Texas Law now allows students to carry concealed handguns in classrooms The first day of August saw a particularly controversial law taking effect in the state of Texas and coincidentally on the same day as the 50th anniversary of the infamous University of Texas massacre or the "Clock Tower Massacre" as it was being famously referred to. The brand new law [more]

Kentucky Enacts Expungement Law allowing felons a chance to erase records

Kentucky Enacts Expungement Law allowing felons a chance to erase records For a petty crime that happened more than 27 years ago, convicted felon West Powell has been having trouble with getting his life straight due to a criminal record that has been keeping him from getting a good job and a good education. Now, Powell's testimony during a state legislative [more]

Shooting Victims sue FBI over Background Check Negligence

Shooting Victims sue FBI over Background Check Negligence Lawsuits against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are not in the realm of impossibility, but a recent one that has been filed against the agency by the survivors of the recent Charleston church shooting does strike a chord in lieu of recent developments in the fight against more sensible [more]



United States Gun Laws and the FBI NICs Background Checks

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 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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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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