GOA Uncovers Requirement Forcing Gun Dealers to Disclose Buyer Information to Government

The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has implemented a new policy that seeks to collect the addresses of gun purchasers in a bid to comply with a new federal law.

Federal firearms licensed (FFL) dealers now will be required to provide the FBI with the personal addresses of individuals who attempt to make a purchase but are rejected or have a delayed transaction. The FBI will also provide local law enforcement with details of failed or delayed transactions, as well as the personal information of those individuals.

Prior to the change, firearm dealers only had to provide a purchaser’s state of residence rather than their full address in cases of a denial or delay…

In an FBI email dated Sept. 22, obtained by Gun Owners of America, the agency details how the new policy will be implemented:

“The NICS Denial Notification Act of 2022 requires the FBI’s NICS Section to notify state, local, or tribal law enforcement of all FBI NICS denied transactions within 24 hours. The FBI must provide notification to law enforcement based upon the location of the FFL and if different, the purchaser’s address.”

The FFLs must provide a buyer’s complete address to the NICS as recorded on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Form 4473 when transactions are “denied or delayed,” the email reads.

“The address information will be required before the status can be provided or retrieved either by the NICS contracted call center or via the NICS E-Check,” the email states…

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