FY 2018 NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP)

(Solicitation) The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is publishing this notice to announce the
continuation of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act
Record
Improvement Program (NARIP) in fiscal year (FY) 2018, ident…

(Solicitation)
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is publishing this notice to announce the continuation of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP) in fiscal year (FY) 2018, identify the program priorities, and provide information on application requirements.

The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, Pub. L. 110-180 (NIAA or the Act), was signed into law on January 8, 2008, in the wake of the April 2007 shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech. The Virginia Tech shooter was able to purchase firearms from a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) because information about his prohibiting mental health history was not available to the NICS, and the system was therefore unable to deny the transfer of the firearms used in the shootings. The NIAA seeks to address the gap in information available to NICS about such prohibiting mental health adjudications and commitments, and other prohibiting factors. Filling these information gaps will better enable the system to operate as intended to keep guns out of the hands of persons prohibited by federal or state law from receiving or possessing firearms. The automation of records will also reduce delays for law- abiding persons to purchase firearms.
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 14, 2018.

from http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm

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