Permanent Brady State Lists

States in which the FBI Conducts NICS Checks for All Firearms Transactions

Alabama Alaska American Samoa
Arizona Arkansas Delaware
D.C. Georgia Idaho
Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana Maine
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri Montana
New Mexico North Dakota N. Mariana Islands
Ohio Oklahoma Puerto Rico
Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota
Texas Vermont West Virginia

States that Act as the Point of Contact (POC) for All Firearms Transactions

California Colorado Connecticut
Hawaii Illinois Nevada
New Jersey New York Oregon
Pennsylvania Tennessee Utah
Virginia Washington 

States that Act as a Partial Point of Contact (POC) for NICS Checks


Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement for all firearms,
except licensees may contact the FBI for certain
pawn transactions


Maryland State Police – handguns and assault weapons
FBI – long guns and pawn redemptions


Permit POC for handguns
FBI – long guns

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Safety for handguns
FBI – long guns

North Carolina

Permit POC for handguns
FBI – long guns


Department of Justice for handguns
FBI – long guns

Last Reviewed January 8, 2024