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Response to jillan (Reply #41)

Mon Mar 19, 2012, 08:45 PM

51. NICS- National Instant Crime Check System

 

The FBI has been doing them since 1998 at least in this mode.
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics

Mandated by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 and launched by the FBI on November 30, 1998, NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms or explosives. Before ringing up the sale, cashiers call in a check to the FBI or to other designated agencies to ensure that each customer does not have a criminal record or isnít otherwise ineligible to make a purchase. More than 100 million such checks have been made in the last decade, leading to more than 700,000 denials.

Before that I believe there was a waiting period for Handguns but not for Longguns (rifle/shotgun).

And I believe you mean Trayvon would have appreciated Zimmermann not having access to a firearm, which I agree
In Zimmermanns case I'm not sure how such a check would have stopped him from purchasing a gun since from what I read his prior arrest charges were dropped in 2005. those charges were oddly dropped IMO as Assault and Battery of a Police Officer is usuallly a throw the book at crime.

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