Background Check Fraud Still Isn’t Prosecuted, Gun Delivery in the UK and Bullet Control in Cali – TTAG Daily Digest

Very few who may have lied trying to buy guns are investigated or charged, study finds But clearly we need more gun control laws . . . In the 29 states where federal officials handle the background checks, there were only 12 prosecutions in fiscal 2017 of people who were found to have provided false information, […]

August NICS Background Checks Another New Record

Background checks completed in the FBI’s National Instant Background Check system totaled 2,073,296 in August, a 7.7% increase over 2017. That’s the highest number for August since NICS was established in 1998. For reference, the August 1999 NICS total was 703,394 about one-third of the current total. More and more NICS checks are being used […]

Trump Era July NICS Continues Trend of 2018 as Second Highest Gun Sales Year on Record

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) continued to record near-record numbers in July. During the 2016 election cycle, the fear of a Clinton presidency pushed gun sales and, correspondingly, NICS background checks to an all-time record high. Many people thought sales and NICS checks would crater once President Trump was elected. But both […]

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 […]

TTAG Daily Digest: Mass Shootings in “Gun-Free” Nations, Tactical Tacos and DC Carry Permits

Narrative alert! . . . Mass shootings in gun-free nations The global history of mass shootings demonstrates that the vast majority of these crimes are perpetrated in places where citizen firearms ownership is close to nil. While people can argue about cause and effect, the facts are indisputable. This might seem surprising to people who […]

TTAG Daily Digest: Government Incompetence, Public Health and The FBI Loses Another One

Yes, well we’ve been saying this for years . . . Texas shooting: Gun laws aren’t the problem, government incompetence is It should not matter if these incidences are occurring because of a political correctness stigma around mental health, or just dumb laziness. If federal employees cannot perform the simplest of tasks of enforcing laws already […]

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 […]

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