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National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
Questions and answers regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
What happens if the transferee successfully appeals the NICS denial but more than 30 calendar days have elapsed since the initial background check was initiated?
Does a permit qualify as an alternative to a NICS check if the purchaser is using it to purchase a type of firearm that is not covered by the permit?
ATF has recognized the concealed weapons permits in State A and State B as valid alternatives to a NICS check. Can a resident of State A use a concealed weapons permit issued by State A to purchase a long gun in State B without undergoing a NICS check?
Does a licensee who conducts a NICS check have to comply with State waiting periods before transferring a firearm?
Does an officer or employee of an entity that holds a Federal firearms license, such as a corporation, have to undergo a NICS check prior to acquiring a firearm for the personal collection of the officer or employee?
How may a licensee participate in the raffling of firearms by an unlicensed organization?