Quote of the Day: Not Enough Manpower to Investigate NICS Rejections

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“What police officer that’s now doing a job do I bring in to handle these cases? Homicide detective? No. Patrol officer? No.” – King County Sheriff John Urquhart in King Co. prosecutor…

2016 Gun Sales at 27.5 Million, Media Blames Gun-Crazed Minority

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Despite economic uncertainty, Americans bought guns at a record pace in 2016. The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) processed some 27.5 million inquiries. Each of those checks typically indicates…

Black Friday 2016 Sets Single-Day NICS Check Record

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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…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: National Newspaper Discovers Criminals Don’t Comply With Gun Control Laws

“The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) does not have a record for the name Todd Christopher Kohlhepp in relation to a purchase of a firearm. That is to…

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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…