New ID system causes week of outages for background check system

On nine occasions this week the National Instant Criminal Background Check System reported outages that delayed the completion of checks for customers shopping at licensed gun dealers.

Ordinarily, the Federal Bureau of Investigation boasts a 99 percent success rate for processing checks, but when NICS was upgraded on Sept. 6, some of the changes misfired and techs have been busy working the bugs out.

“Staff have continuously been on-hand to monitor the situation and to troubleshoot issues as they arise,” said Jill Montgomery, supervisory NICS liaison specialist with the FBI, in an email to

FK – We need to be demanding our elected public servants repeal GCA ’68 and the NFA. Why vote for the republicrats this fall if they’re not going to restore Liberty here????