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]
There are recourses available for those who fail to pass the National Instant Background Check, although few cases have been won. There is a specific criterion for inclusion on the list and that criterion is quite black and white. For instance, if you have plead guilty or no contest to a criminal act even if in fact you were not actually culpable for the act, your name would still end up on the denial list. You simply fit the criteria that the federal government has set in place. No contest pleas are not an admission of guilt but are a consenting agreement that the prosecution has enough evidence to discourage your chances with a jury. Whether or not you are actually guilty of committing the criminal act has no bearing on the fact that your name will be added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and you will be denied the purchase of a firearm.
There is nothing unconstitutional about the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) despite numerous attempts to claim that it is. In the United States, people maintain the right to bear arms until they perform an action that causes the government to believe that they might be a danger to society should they receive a firearm. Being arrested for the failure to pay a parking ticket is huge annoyance, but will not land you on the NISC list. Rather, being arrested for fleeing to avoid apprehension just very well might if you are armed or you put others in danger during the pursuit.
The government does a short review of criminal and mental health cases in order to determine the correct candidates for the denial list for the National Instant Criminal Background Check. This short review includes evaluation of the accused criminal act or mental health diagnosis and a brief review of the final outcome. It does not involve an in depth study of the facts of the case.