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National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
Questions and answers regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Must licensed collectors conduct a NICS background check prior to transferring a curio or relic firearm?
Is a NICS background check required for a licensee’s loan or rental of a firearm to a nonlicensee?
Must licensees conduct a NICS background check for the sale of firearms to nonlicensees at gun shows?
Is the redemption of a pawned firearm subject to a NICS background check?
What should a licensed pawnbroker do when NICS denies the redemption of a pawned firearm?
If an individual repeatedly pawns the same firearm, is the FFL required to do a NICS background check each time the firearm is redeemed?
Is a NICS background check required for the sale of a firearm to a law enforcement official for his or her personal use?
Are there transfers that are exempt from the NICS background check requirement?
What does it mean when a licensee receives a “cancelled” response from the FBI to a NICS background check?
For purposes of the NICS background check requirements, what is meant by a “business day"?