Articles Tagged 'National Instant Criminal Background Check System'

House takes action on gun checks

The House on Thursday approved a funding increase for the national background check system in response to last week’s mass shooting in Santa Barbara, Calif. Adopted 260-145, the amendment to a 2015 appropriations bill provides an additional $19.5 million in grant funding for the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is intended to prevent the sale of… READ MORE

Call volume shuts down FBI’s firearm background checks, stops Maine sales on Black Friday

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November 25, 2012
By Nok-Noi Ricker, Bangor Daily News BREWER, Maine — Sometime early on Black Friday, the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, went down and stopped all gun sales, Bangor-area gun dealers said. High call volumes caused “intermittent outages” in the system, an FBI spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon. “It means we can’t sell no damn guns,” Rick Lozier,… READ MORE

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