Since 1998, when the FBI launched the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, the database has grown to include the names of more than 8.3 million people prohibited from purchasing guns.
The database includes illegal immigrants, felons, fugitives, spouse abusers, drug addicts, and the mentally ill. Under federal law, anyone who has been committed to a mental institution or deemed mentally unstable by a judge are prohibited for life from purchasing a gun.
News For You
— April 11, 2014
By Attorney Jorge P. Gutierrez Special to THELAW.TV If you drive enough, you will end up in a motor vehicle accident at some point in your life. Not because you did anything wrong. But more likely because someone else was not paying attention, was talking or texting on the cell phone, or just being negligent…
In The News
— April 14, 2014
A Pennsylvania teen has been charged as an adult after wounding 20 students and one teacher in a stabbing attack at a Pittsburgh-area high school last week. From NBC News: The teenager accused in the mass stabbing at a high school outside Pittsburgh could face what amounts to a life sentence if he is convicted……
— April 4, 2014
By Attorney Melba Pearson Special to THELAW.TV This week, there was another shooting tragedy on the Ft. Hood military base. Ivan Lopez, an Iraq war veteran and Army specialist, shot three people to death, injuring sixteen, before turning the gun on himself. A military policewoman bravely confronted him, which brought his actions to an end….