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07/15/2024 - 07/19/2024

Retailer Education – July 2024

NSSF Participation in NICS Retailer Day Events

The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section is happy to announce our upcoming Retailer Day events.  This year’s events will consist of five separate weeks with three locations per week.

There will be one session per location.  The session will be from 9 a.m.  – 2 p.m., unless noted differently.

Due to the size of each venue, seating for each venue will be first come, first serve.  The event is being provided at no cost; however, all associated travel costs are the responsibility of the attendee.  The government will not be funding or reimbursing for this event.

The event is scheduled for the one five–hour session, unless noted differently above and will not be live streamed or captured on video.  The material being covered during each session will be the same; therefore, attendees are only permitted to attend one session.  The agenda items include but are not limited to:

  • A presentation by the National Shooting Sports Foundation on Operation Secure Store, “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” and information on a suicide prevention program for your store or range.
  • Information about the process of conducting a NICS background check along with recent and future enhancements.
  • Information provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on how to pass a compliance inspection, proper completion of the ATF Form 4473, specific state/local regulations, emerging firearms industry trends, and top violations.
  • In New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and Maryland, a state representative will be providing necessary information for conducting state checks.

This event is only open to FFLs and their employees.


One session per location:
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Monday, July 15
Henry L. Hein Public Service Building
7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Wednesday, July 17
Location TBD
Raleigh, NC area

Friday, July 19
Location TBD
Charleston, SC area


Make your reservation by sending an e-mail to NICS_EVENTS@FBI.GOV with the following information:

Your Name, contact number, email address, federal firearms license (FFL) number or RDS key;
The date/location you will be attending;
Number attending.