What does the ATF look for in a background check?
All federally licensed gun dealers must run checks on every buyer, whether a purchase is made in a store or at a gun show. The checks work like this: A buyer presents his or her ID to the seller and fills out ATF Form 4473 with personal information such as age, address, race, and criminal history, if any.
How far back does an ATF background check go?
A NICS check is valid for 30 calendar days for any transaction. The 30 calendar day period is counted beginning on the day after NICS was initially contacted.
Can you call the ATF?
For those inquiries, you can reach the ATF at 304-616-4500 or at [email protected].
Are background checks instant?
The answer is that background checks are sometimes instant but not always. For instance, if you conduct a county criminal history check, you will normally have to wait a few days to get the results. At backgroundchecks.com, we offer several instant background check products and services.
How long does the ATF keep Form 4473?
Licensees shall retain each ATF Form 4473 for a period of not less than 20 years after the date of sale or disposition.
What is ATF Upin?
Unique Personal Identification Number (UPIN): For buyers approved to have information maintained about them in the FBI NICS Voluntary Appeal File, NICS will provide you with a Unique Personal Identification Number, which the buyer should record in Question 9.
Can I see my NCIC record?
To check the records, you’ll have to go through an authorized user. A civilian cannot legally access the NCIC database on his or her own; attempting to do so may result in criminal charges. The NCIC is managed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and state and federal criminal justice agencies.
What happens if I fail a NICS check?
If you buy a gun from a merchant and have it shipped to an FFL dealer for pick up, the NICS background check is performed by the dealer at the time you come to pick up the gun. If it fails, the dealer is stuck with the gun. Legally, it belongs to you, as you will have already paid for it.