Wednesday, January 16, 2013


FBI has 5,216,732 illegal alien records in gun background check system
Daily Caller – Mike Piccione – 1/15/2013

There are interesting statistics at the end of the article linked above.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is reporting that they have records on 5,216,732 illegal or unlawful aliens. These records are kept under the “Prohibited Category Description” of those in the United States that are not allowed to purchase a firearm.

Total active records in the NICS Index for individuals in the “Prohibited Category Description” are 8,323,931.

Since the start of the NICS program the organization has performed 160,474,702 background checks. As a result of those checks the FBI has declined 11,974 illegal/unlawful aliens from purchasing a firearm.

According to, if a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer (FFL) requests a background check on an individual that is not in the NICS system “If no matching records are returned by any of the databases, the transaction is automatically proceeded.”

According to the website “NICS is located at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia. It provides full service to FFLs in 30 states, five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.”

The NICS system can tell an FFL if someone is ineligible to purchase a firearm but they have yet to put a system in place to apprehend the individual that is known to be in this country illegally or a current fugitive of justice.

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