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Posts Tagged ‘NICS’

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 […]



2015 Promises a Banner Year for the Second Amendment, But With Challenges


What will 2015 hold for our Second Amendment rights? If 2014 is any indication, lawmakers are seeing the same signs we do to indicate that restricting Second Amendment rights is not only bad policy, but bad politics as well.



How the Firearms Industry Leads the Way on Gun Safety And What the Anti-Gun Activists Won’t Acknowledge


Recently, an acquaintance encountered a church member in the Washington, D.C. area handing out material advocating the need to end “straw purchases” of firearms – the term that describes when someone who is not prohibited buys a firearm on behalf of someone who is.  He struck up a conversation with the person, who went on […]



Americans Don’t Think ‘Universal Background Checks’ Extension for Gun Shows Are Needed, National Poll Finds


Only four out of ten Americans support so-called “universal background checks” at gun shows after being informed that the vast majority of firearms sales at these shows are transacted by licensed retailers that already conduct such checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) as required by federal law. The poll results stand […]



60 Minutes Tackles Mental Health in America


In the aftermath of the tragic acts of mass violence in Aurora, Colo. and Newtown, Conn., America went in search for answers. Why did these things happen, and what could be done to prevent them from happening again? Sadly, anti-gun groups have used these tragedies to advance their political agenda, ignoring the fact that the […]



Fixing the Mental Health Care System Needs Priority


NSSF will Continue Focus on FixNICS as Our Industry’s Contribution Our nation’s mental health care system is broken. We have known this for many years. Inadequate community and hospital resources were made even more so by state spending cuts necessitated by the Great Recession, as the National Alliance on Mental Illness documented in a 2011 report.  State, […]



Tell Your Senators to Vote NO on Manchin-Toomey Amendment, YES on Grassley Proposal


On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate is expected to begin debate on gun-control legislation including The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act, S. Amdt. 715, proposed by Sens. Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Toomey (R-Pa.) that will hurt our industry and infringe upon your Second Amendment Rights. Your senators need to hear from you now! The […]



PBS NewsHour Interview: NSSF Makes Case to Fix Current Background Check System


Last night on the PBS NewsHour, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Larry Keane said NSSF will be launching a major FixNICS campaign that will provide a badly needed solution for adding the records of persons prohibited from owning a firearm under current law to the National Instant Criminal Background Checks System (NICS). “The […]



Survey: Federally Licensed Firearms Retailers Overwhelmingly Oppose ‘Universal Background Checks’


An online survey of federally licensed firearms retailers conducted this week by NSSF reveals that those who would be on the front line of implementing what is touted as “universal background checks” have serious concerns both about whether such proposals would work as well as the potential negative effects on their businesses. Asked whether they […]



Be Wary of Media Reports. We All Agree — Let’s Fix NICS


Be wary of a national news media in search of information they work hard to find that fits a pre-existing narrative. Ever since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, reporters have been trying to drive a wedge between organizations that speak up for the Second Amendment. They often find support for their efforts from […]



NSSF Announces 2013 Retailer Education Seminars


NSSF has expanded the number of free Retailer Education Seminars it will offer this year to a dozen, an increase of four in order to satisfy demand. The seminars bring together federally licensed firearms retailers and NSSF consultants retired from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, plus an expert on the FBI’s National […]



8,000 Firearm Retailers Have Attended Seminars


The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System recently concluded a national tour of their jointly sponsored Firearms Retailer Seminars. Venues for 2010 were El Paso, Tex.; Anaheim, Calif.; Harrisburg, Penn., Marietta, Georgia; and St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minn. The seminars are designed to […]