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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Close Enough! At least in the right country and state now.
As bohnr said, the denial notification is already law, but by their own account it is seldom enforced. An issue I do have with this new/old law is what provisions are built into it to address when a false denial occurs? I'm sure we all know of someone who has experienced a database "glitch", whether through NICS, Do Not Fly List, or just trying to log into an Internet application. What happens then? Will the person be arrested and have to prove their innocence?
Strengthening our firearm background check system is an area where this is possible. In addition to expanding the scope of background checks, Congress should promptly pass the bipartisan NICS Denial Notification Act to ensure that state and local law enforcement are notified when someone prohibited from purchasing a gun attempts to do so."
The NICS Denial Notification Act provides states with critical information to help them enforce existing laws against individuals who attempt to purchase firearms but have no legal right to do so. Under this measure, federal authorities would now be required to alert state law enforcement within 24 hours when individuals "lie and try" to purchase firearms, which can be a warning sign of additional criminal behavior.
Also, what exactly does, expanding the scope of background checks, mean? What additional information will be looked for?
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Last edited by BCozhunter; 08-09-2019 at 01:44 PM.