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]
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]
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]
With the prominence of social media and online services, tourists are now becoming more comfortable using online marketplaces for their travel plans. Airbnb is one such service that is becoming quite popular here in the country. In fact, Americans are spending millions of dollars within the app itself as staying [more]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now called all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) and interested parties to join its upcoming event that will include several useful resources and presentations pertaining to licensing and gun ownership. The event called the "NICS Retailer Day" will be held on July 25 at [more]
Florida state officials have just announced that thousands of Florida residents who currently possess firearm concealed carry permits may have just had their information compromised. Thousands of names of holders and hundreds of Social Security numbers were reportedly stolen by hackers. The data breach was initiated through the online payment system [more]
A new law, that requires courts submit names of individuals who have been through the system with mental health issues, to the state so that their names be added to the FBI database that disqualifies buyers from buying and possessing firearms. A Northern Nevada court failed to comply with the new law as reported by a Reno Journal investigation, the courts’ failure to follow the law has raised some concerns that could also put the public at risk.
“When a person is not lawfully allowed to purchase a firearm and his name is not entered on a list that is designed to prevent a sale of a firearm to that person, that’s a concern for us in law enforcement and for public safety,” Washoe County Assistant Sheriff Marshall Emerson said.
Federal firearms laws such as the Brady Act prohibits any individual who has been found by the courts to have mental illness from purchasing or owning weapons and firearms. Gun stores, dealers and federal firearm license holders use the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICs Database to conduct their background checks ensuring guns don’t get into the wrong hands.
The Nevada Legislature passed a bill in 2009 requiring all state courts to send records of people adjudicated with a mental illness to the state Department of Public Safety so they can be added to the NICS database. Craig Franden, the acting administrator for the Washoe District Court, said the court was not aware of the new law until recently and is now working to meet the reporting requirements.