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Press Release National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

September 13, 2010    

Nearly $17 million was awarded to eight state agencies to improve the quality, completeness, and accessibility of records available under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today. The NICS serves as the database that Federal Firearms Licensees must contact before transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person.

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