NICS or the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is in need of improvement.  The NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms. It is essential that federal and state agencies submit information about ineligible buyers to the NICS.   The bipartisan "Fix NICS Act" will provide incentives to federal agencies and states to submit records to the NICS database and penalties for the agencies that fail to comply with NICS requirements. 

The U.S. Senate could be voting on the Fix NICS Act, S.2135 as early as this week.

Use SCI’s Action Center to contact your U.S. Senators immediately and ask them to support the Fix NICS Act.


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