Authorities discovered that 4,000 firearm requests were approved in error. Now they are out to retrieve to the guns that were issued. One of the guns issued was used to murder 26 people at a Texas church.
The FBI’s notional instant criminal background check system (NICS) processes millions of transactions every year. But the system has its shortcomings, the background checks must be completed with the 72 hour time limit. If the check is not completed with that time, the sale will go forward.