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Federal & State Background Checks for Firearms: Issues and Ideas

Federal & State Background Checks for Firearms: Issues and Ideas

Most reports now indicate that the recent mass-shooting tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas might have been prevented if important criminal record data was properly reported and recorded in federal and state background check (BGC) systems. It seems, based on preliminary reports now, that the Texas shooter was legally prohibited from possessing a firearm, but he…

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Background Check Exemption

The Waiting Period and Background Check Exemption

As most are aware, purchase of a handgun requires a waiting period in most cases before a person can take possession, except if they qualify for a waiting period exemption. Like many other legal aspects of gun ownership and carrying, there are both federal and state regulations in play. Bear in mind that this isn't…

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Ohio: CCW Holders Exempt from Gun Purchase Background Checks

Ohio: CCW Holders Exempt from Gun Purchase Background Checks

As of March 23, 2016, Ohio residents with valid concealed carry permits will no longer be required to undergo additional background checks when purchasing a firearm. State Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the new policy and voiced his support for it: “I’m pleased Ohio concealed carry license holders will not have to undergo additional background…

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BATFE Issues Open Letter to Nevada FFLs Announcing NICS Exemption

BATFE Issues Open Letter to Nevada FFLs Announcing NICS Exemption

In a letter dated August 26, 2011, Arthur Herbert, Assistant Director of the Enforcement Programs and Services Division of the BATFE, announced that concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit holders will be exempt from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) provided the permit was issued after July 1, 2011.  According to this letter: The…

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