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November 8, 2017

NSSF on CNN Headline News: FixNICS | Gun Background Checks

America’s firearms retailers are on the front line of preventing firearms from getting into the hands of those who should not have them. The system is only as good as the records in the database. Appearing on CNN Headline News Network’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered last night, NSSF’s Larry Keane discussed our industry’s FixNICS® initiative and called on the Department of Defense to ensure it is doing its part to enhance public safety.

Since 2013, NSSF has led the successful nationwide FixNICS initiative effort to improve the reporting of all criminal and adjudicated mental health records by the states to NICS. To date, 16 states have adopted NSSF-led FixNICS changes. Since the campaign was launched through the end of 2016, the number of disqualifying mental health records submitted to NICS increased by 170 percent to nearly 4.5 million, from about 1.7 million in December 2012.

There is a way to reduce gun violence. @secupp discusses it with @NSSF’s @lkeane. #fixNICS
— SE Cupp Unfiltered (@UnfilteredSE) November 8, 2017

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