BREAKING: Attorney General Sessions Orders Investigation Into Lack of Prosecutions for Lying on Gun Background Check Forms

NBC is reporting that in the wake of the shooting in Sutherland Springs and the failure of the NICS system to flag the shooter three different times, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into the background check system used during firearms purchases. Implemented following the passage of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention […]

Devin Kelley Passed Background Check When Buying AR, Killed Himself After High Speed Chase

“Devin Patrick Kelley, the 26-year-old suspect in the attack on a Texas Baptist Church in which 26 people were killed and 20 wounded, is believed to have killed himself following a high-speed chase, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told CBS News on Monday.” As we mentioned earlier, the first responders outside the Sutherland Springs First […]

Black Friday 2016 Sets Single-Day NICS Check Record

By now you’ve probably heard that according to the FBI, which is responsible for maintaining and running the National Instant [Criminal Background] Check System (NICS), Black Friday 2016 broke the all-time single-day NICS check record. With 185,713 background checks processed, the previous record — set on Black Friday 2015 — was surpassed by a whopping 368 […]

Exploiting the Gun Show Loophole. Or Not.

  TTAG reader Shandower writes: With all the talk of universal background checks (and the never-mentioned gun registration that would be required to enforce it), I decided it was time to make sure I had some firepower that couldn’t be traced back to me. Yes, that’s right, I decided to exploit the gun show loophole […]