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…
The Florida Loophole That Lets Thousands of People Banned From Guns Get Away With Lying on Background Checks
A bill to give the state a tool to crack down on "lie-and-try" gun buyers awaits action from lawmakers.
A primer on the rare federal gun safety bill drawing bipartisan support — including from President Trump and the NRA.
A new "fugitive from justice" definition has increased the odds that some violent criminals will be able to buy a firearm, experts say.
A close call in Arizona illustrates why experts are worried about policy that now allows people with open warrants to buy firearms.
The Fix NICS Act would reward states for improving their reporting of criminal records and domestic violence data to the FBI’s gun background check system.
Connecticut Got $400,000 to Add Fugitives to the Gun Background Check System. Then the Justice Department Changed the Rules.
Information on 52,000 open warrants were purged from the FBI's list of banned gun buyers earlier this year.
UPDATE: Clarifying Our Reporting on the Military, Domestic Violence Records, and Gun Background Checks
A scan of active records shows the Department of Defense has forwarded just a single misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence to NICS.
In testimony before President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission on Tuesday, the …