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November 12, 2015

2016 SHOT Show Retailer Seminars — Don’t Miss the NICS Town Hall Meeting!


The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, better known as NICS, had a bit of a tumultuous year in 2015. With troubles ranging from a delay in the debut of the New NICS system and its introduction of E-Check 2.0 to a rise in the number of consumer calls questioning denials or delays in NICS responses, negotiating the system’s ups and downs can be a challenge for any firearms retailer.

With the New NICS E-Check 2.0 now set to debut in January, NSSF is encouraging all retailers to attend the very special 2016 SHOT Show Retail Seminar entitled “FBI/NICS Retailer Town Hall Meeting.” Hosted by the FBI’s NICS Section Chief Kimberly J. Del Grecco, this interactive session is geared toward sharing a “state of the program” look at where NICS has been and where improvements to this invaluable system will take firearms retailers and consumers in the years to come. The seminar will cover an overview of the current NICS operations to include increases and trends as they relate to transaction volumes at the national level. Most importantly it will spotlight the exciting implementation of the New NICS and E-Check 2.0. This new and much-anticipated database will bring needed operational efficiencies to FFL retailers while also improving how the ever-growing demands on NICS are handled. Attendee participation in this very important session will be strongly encouraged, and a question and answer segment will be included in the session, so come prepared!

The Retail Seminar “FBI/NICS Retailer Town Hall Meeting” will be held Thursday, Jan. 21, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lando Ballroom, Room 4202, of the Venetian. Tickets to the event are just $25 for both NSSF members and non-members. This event is garnering lots of attention and seats are filling fast. This special Town Hall Meeting will sell out, so reserve your place now by logging into your dashboard on shotshow.org and adding this seminar to your shopping cart.