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Posts Tagged ‘NICS’

Understanding NSSF-Adjusted NICS and the Underlying Reason Gun Sales Remain Strong


May was a record-breaking month for firearm background checks—the highest number of checks for that typically slower sales month ever processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).



Gun Control Database Misses the Forest for the Trees


A recent piece in Newsweek sounds the alarm on firearm fatalities, while failing to note they are at historic lows, to tout a new database of gun control policies and the lessons it offers for states.



NSSF Confirms Streamlining of Minnesota Carry Permit Holder Firearms Purchases


The National Shooting Sports Foundation has verified with the ATF that Minnesota handgun carry permit holders will be able to use those permits in place of background checks to buy firearms.



Boos for Hollywood: More Americans Bought Guns on Black Friday than Saw ‘Miss Sloane’ on Opening Weekend


On Dec. 9, the anti-gun message film “Miss Sloane” was released in 1,648 theatres nationwide — released yes, watched not so much.



NICS Expert Joann Garrison to Teach 2017 SHOT Show Retailer Seminar


If our 24/7 Retailer Hotline is any indication, questions about NICS compliance and processes can crop up at any time. This has been especially since the launch of the New NICS late in the summer of 2016, and one of the primary reasons we asked Joann Garrison to teach the Retailer Seminar “Ask the FBI/NICS.” […]



Support for ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban at Record Low, Yet One Candidate Continues to Call for One


A new Gallup poll shows that support for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” just hit a record low of 36 percent, with a clear majority (61 percent) of Americans opposing an outright ban -- the highest percent of opposition ever recorded.



Where Have the Pro-Gun Democrats Gone?


Earlier this week, Senator Chris Murphy said in an interview that Democrats should only elect politicians who embrace a strident anti-gun agenda.



NSSF Statement Opposing S.Amdt.4814 (Collins Amendment)


Members of the firearms industry, like all Americans, do not want to see terrorists obtain firearms, especially from federally licensed firearms retailers. We condemn acts of terrorism wherever they occur, especially if they involve the misuse of firearm, and we extend sympathies to the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack. We appreciate the sincere and genuine effort by members of the U.S. Senate to try and pass legislation to address this important issue.



NSSF Statement on “Under the Gun”


Journalists and filmmakers investigating what they see as shortcomings in laws are not absolved of their responsibility both to gain the requisite understanding of how those laws work and to abide by them. For that reason, based on statements made in a videotaped interview, we have to point out that it would appear that a […]



Hot Off the Presses — NSSF’s 2015-2016 Industry Reference Guide


The NSSF is pleased to announce that it has updated, compiled and recently released the 10th edition of its flagship research publication, the Industry Reference Guide.



NSSF Statement Regarding “Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer”


We all share the goal of reducing the intentional misuse of guns and enhancing the safety of our communities. As the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will carefully review all aspects of the executive actions that President Obama announced.



The New York Times Anti-Gun Crusade Kicks it Up a Notch


It should come as news to no one that the New York Times editorial board and newsroom has been on an institutional mission to impose more gun control new restrictions and infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment rights.



2016 SHOT Show Retailer Seminars — Don’t Miss the NICS Town Hall Meeting!


With the New NICS E-Check 2.0 now set to debut in January, NSSF is encouraging all retailers to attend the 2016 SHOT Show Retail Seminar entitled “FBI/NICS Retailer Town Hall Meeting.”



The FBI Stats are in: Crime in the U.S. Fell Again in 2014


The FBI this month released the 2014 edition of Crime in the United States, and it revealed that the estimated number of reported violent crimes decreased 0.2 percent when compared with 2013.



Albuquerque, N.M. Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases


As part of an ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal "straw" purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is reminding the public in the Albuquerque region that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such purchases.



Sound Policy over Sound Bites


U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) recently introduced the “Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act,” a bill designed to impose even stricter rules on law-abiding firearms retailers.



Breaking News: Criminals Break the Law to Get Guns


For all of the policy demands put forward by the gun control crowd, a new study conducted by one of their own confirms what other studies have found - criminals get their firearms illegally.



Now More Voices Agree on the Need to Fix NICS


Following the recent tragedies in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette, there has been considerable discussion in the media about how NICS works.



Assisting Customers Who Have Been Denied/Delayed by NICS


The FBI and ATF have informed NSSF that both agencies have been realizing a higher-than-normal volume of calls by consumers who have received denials or extensive delays from the NICS system.



Retailer Education Seminars Starting Soon


Despite the record snowfalls in the areas surrounding NSSF’s offices in Newtown, Connecticut, the calendar does tell us spring is just a few short weeks away. That means NSSF will be kicking off the first of a dozen Retailer Education Seminars around the country. These invaluable compliance-oriented sessions provide retailers and range owners across the […]