Comcast’s NBC News reports the “bipartisan bill to shore up background cheks would provide money to improve reporting disqualified persons to the FBI’s National Instant background Check System, or NICS.
It would sweeten the deal deal by requiring the NICS system to remove inaccurate information within 60 days if it prevents the purchase of a gun.
Briefly quoting the Comcast report linked above:
The bill, crafted by Sens. John Cornyn, R.-Texas, and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., would attempt to better enforce current law and strengthen the National Instant Criminal Background Check system to ensure all background check information is uploaded.
The trailer for the bill sounds as if it is not threat to the law abiding gun owner. Unfortunately, one of the “bipartisan’s” is a very vocal leader of the Democrats 242 man strong bun ban lobby in Congress, led by Nancy Pelosi and Chucky Schumer.
Further, Comcasst’s reputation for telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is miniscule, so we will have to read the bill. Which I will as usual post in full when the Library of Congress has the text on line.
In the meantime, we should all be clear about one thing. The numbers say the NICS system has not been helpful in keeping the stolen guns the used in the overwhelming majority of gun related crimes.
The rate of decline in appears to have solowed abruptly between Thanksgiving and New Years, 1998, and the NICS system became oerational on 11/40/98, and appears the only possibility for that nationwide shift in criminals activity.
Given that, any change to the NICS system must be made with due caution, let the situation be made even worse that the activity of gun ban lobbies, shown in red, have made it.