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Article first appeared at Ammoland. Chatsworth, IL -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reports there were 1,487,871 background checks in the month of February, 2016. This is the second highest number reported for any February. Ten years ago (2006), there were 684,963 reported for February, amounting to …

Last month, we reported on a story by the L.A. Times that indicated the Obama White House is eyeing ways to use the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a source of records for NICS, which includes a federal database of persons prohibited from possessing or receiving firearms. One option the …

Earlier this week, the news broke that the NICS background check had failed, and human error allowed Dylann Roof to purchase a handgun when, in fact, he should not have been able too. Apparently, there was some trouble accessing some paperwork concerning a drug arrest. Federal law states that any …