How Long Does NICS Keep Purchase Records?

The NICS has been the subject of much discussion lately thanks to the FixNICS bill, and mostly because the system clearly doesn’t work as well as it should. Lots of gun owners worry that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System – or NICS – has records of gun buyers and the firearms they purchased. […]

Guns! Untraceable Guns! Ghost Guns! The Wall Street Journal Flips Out

The Rise of Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’ the Wall Street Journal headline proclaims. An emerging black-market gun-making industry lets buyers bypass background checks and gun regulations, authorities say the sub-head adds. Oh no! . . . Americans exercising their right to keep and bear arms without background checks and gun regulations! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! […]

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