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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]

New Gun Safety Group for Sensible Gun Laws

New Gun Safety Group for Sensible Gun Laws  For years, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has remained unchallenged in both strength and influence. Initially a hunting club, its founding members created the organization in 1871 to support hunting, marksmanship and to promote responsible [more]

FBI No Background Check for Pot Dealers

FBI No Background Check for Pot Dealers  OLYMPIA, Wash. - Individuals interested in getting into the marijuana business do not go through background checks. The FBI's refusal of the checks would apparently complicate the efforts taken by the state to keep criminals [more]



FBI NICS E-Check Online

 


The FBI Instant Criminal Background Check Online Service


The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recently launched its new online gun background check system called the NICS E-Check. It is made available to Federal License Holders buying and selling firearms, explosives, and high caliber weapons.

The service is part of the successful gun control law started by the Brady Gun Control Act, the service is free for FLL holders, and provides instant background checks for gun purchasers with fast notification of approval or denial through high speed searches within the FBI criminal database.

The only requirement is to fill out a form on the site, as well as installing an online certificate within an FLL card holder’s computer with which he wants to conduct the searches from. This can be done on any computer system that has access to the internet.


NICS E-Check

This function enables FFLs to initiate an unassisted NICS background check for firearm transfers via the internet. The NICS Section ensured that security was a priority during the development and implementation of the NICS E-Check. The NICS E-Check is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, for misuse and unauthorized access. In addition, the NICS E-Check denies access to any individual whose identification is not known to the system.

Additional Information

For additional information pertaining to the NICS E-Check or the system’s availability in your state, you may contact the NICS Section via 1-877-444-6427 (select option three) or access the NICS E-Check Web site.

NICS E-Check E-mail Address:
echeck@leo.gov
NICS E-Check Web Site:
www.nicsezcheckfbi.gov
 

 



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