Tag: background checks

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The FBI Won’t Help Nevada Enforce Its Background Check Law

The 2017 legislation might change that though.

Nevada passed a law requiring background checks for private party gun sales. But  the FBI refuses to conduct the background checks and the state lacks authority to do so. Essentially, the law is unenforceable. Republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt issued the opinion on the gun law,…
September 2016 Gun Background Checks Highest on Record

September Gun Background Checks Highest Yet

The "war on guns" doesn't seem to be doing much good.

Numbers are being released that show September 2016 gun background checks were the highest on record. According to FBI stats, firearm-related background checks conducted this September were higher than any other September on record, which goes back to 1998. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) through…
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Gun Lobby’s Power Driven by Motivation, Not by Numbers

The President calls the Gun Lobby a foe, but what's the real influence?

President Obama's executive actions are being met with challenges due to a strong alliance some call the “gun lobby.” According to the President, Congress is being held hostage by this "gun lobby," rendering it helpless to create and support laws that restrict aspects of our…