This report highlights the significance of making warrant information available to databases searched during a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check. It describes the Congressional requirements established under the Brady Act for entering warrants into databases used by NICS, the challenges of entering warrant records into state and national databases, and improvements states have made making warrant records more readily available to the NICS.
Popular TopicsNational Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)
- Trends for Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 1999-2008
- Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2007: Federal and State Investigations and Prosecutions of Firearm Applicants Denied by a NICS Check in 2007
- Survey of Criminal History Information Systems, 1993, with Supplementary Information on Presale Firearms Checks, 1994