"Since the implementation of the NICS [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] on November 30, 1998, the FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] has continued to focus on identifying, developing, and implementing process and system improvements to the nation's firearms background check system. In support of its mission to provide the timely determination of a person's eligibility to receive firearms or explosives in accordance with federal and state law, the FBI CJIS [Criminal Justice Information System] Division's NICS Section strives to provide effective and efficient service to its users. The staff and management of the NICS Section take great pride in the many accomplishments achieved program-to-date (PTD), in the furtherance of public safety and national security in America." This report includes highlights of the NICS 2007 operations.
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