September 2020 was the sixth-highest month on record, according to estimates based on seasonally adjusted background check data.
The FBI is currently under no obligation to notify the local law enforcement agencies best suited to quickly investigate prohibited firearm purchases.
The gun group asked the ATF to weigh in on checks for residents without the state's new REAL ID. The answer prompted a change they now oppose.
Examining the research on the policy Democrats hope to push through Congress.
The bureau is getting ready to tap National Data Exchange and its 400 million records to help screen gun buyers. Experts say it would have blocked the Charleston church shooter from obtaining his murder weapon.
Prompted by a 2007 law, an administrator at the Iowa Department of Public Safety personally oversaw the review of 125,000 state mental health case files to figure out who should be prohibited from owning guns.
Experts say the shortage leaves NICS vulnerable to mistakes and workers at risk of burnout.
On Thursday night, the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature responded to widespread calls for action…