Reporting Domestic Offenses To Background Check Systems: Does It Really Matter?
June 24, 2022
Article from Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP)
“Background check systems, such as the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), were created to work like a net; they are designed to catch and deter anyone not allowed to possess a gun before a purchase is completed. A net with a gaping hole in it, however, is not effective. Too much slips through, including dangerous domestic abusers seeking to purchase firearms.”