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National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
Questions and answers regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Who must comply with the requirements to conduct a NICS background check prior to transferring a firearm?
Are NICS checks conducted by ATF?
Do all NICS checks go through the FBI’s NICS Operations Center?
If the state is acting as a POC, does that mean that all NICS checks go through the POC rather than the FBI?
Is there a charge for NICS checks?
How does a licensee know whether to contact the FBI or a POC in order to initiate a NICS check?
Must licensees enroll with the FBI to get access to NICS?
Is a NICS background check required for the transfer of long guns as well as handguns?
Is a NICS background check required for the transfer of antique firearms?
Must a licensee conduct a NICS background check for the transfer of firearms to another licensee?