Partners making a difference in public safety: The NICS and the courts

This session provides an overview of the FBI‟s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), a computerized system designed to assist in the determination of an individual‟s eligibility to purchase or possess firearms. The presentation includes a review of the 10 Federal Prohibitions that disqualify a person from purchasing firearms and the NICS Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA). Attendees will also learn how the courts can assist the NICS through information recording and reporting through submitting to the NICS Index.

Speaker: Ms. Diana Jo Linn-Cook
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