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Article first appeared at Ammoland. Get updates directly to your inbox from GunsInTheNews.com! Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human: 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 …

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 …