Criminal Investigations for Innocent Gun Owners?
Originally posted at ammoland.com
Criminal Investigations for Innocent Gun Owners. The NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021, is gaining traction in the U.S. Senate.
We urgently need your help to shut this gun control bill down!
The NICS Denial Notification Act would open criminal investigations into 100% of background check denials, even though government studies show 9 out of 10 times these denials are false positives. Passage of this language would result in criminal investigations into TENS OF THOUSANDS of innocent, law-abiding Americans for the non-crime of being denied a gun purchase by a broken background check system each year.
A Washington Post report broke down the false-positive denials into the following categories:
10.1% “not a prohibited person,”
8.4% “no potential or unfounded,”
10% “closed by supervisor,”
35% “no prosecutorial merit;” and
23% “guidelines not met.”
At the federal level, less than one hundred NICS denial cases are prosecuted a year. This is because ATF declines to prosecute these cases.
9 out of 10 times NICS is falsely denying law-abiding citizens. It could be just about anyone!
Senior citizens, who despite serving their country honorably in the military, are prevented from buying guns because of misdemeanors from their teenage years. Military veterans, who suffer from PTSD and who have guardians handling their finances, are flat-out denied by NICS. And then there are upstanding Americans, like CA Sheriff John Lopey, who have no idea why they are denied a gun purchase by NICS.