ABSTRACT

Gun Control: DOJ Can Further Improve Guidance on Federal Firearm Background Check Records, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 1003KB]

From the Highlights: "Federal agencies are required to submit relevant records for use by the NICS [National Instant Criminal Background Check System]. The FBI and designated state and local criminal justice agencies use the NICS to conduct background checks on persons seeking to purchase firearms from federally licensed firearms dealers. The Fix NICS Act of 2018 requires the head of each federal department or agency to submit a semiannual written certification to the Attorney General indicating whether it is in compliance with record submission requirements and report related data. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review federal agencies compliance with these requirements. This report examines (1) the number of records federal agencies submitted to databases checked by the NICS from 2010 through 2019, (2) the extent to which DOJ has provided guidance to support federal agency compliance with record submission and reporting requirements, and (3) federal agency plans to address any challenges in submitting records."

Report Number:
GAO-20-528
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Date:
2020-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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