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Firearms Transfer Background Check Quiz

Will NICS Deny Your Gun Purchase?

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If you are considering purchasing a handgun from a federal firearms licensee, but are concerned about having to go through the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), answering these 10 questions may help you determine if your firearms transfer will be denied.

The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act outlines several reasons why handgun purchases can be denied at the federal level, but you can also be denied because of applicable state laws, even if you pass all of the federal criteria.

Therefore this quiz will not guarantee that you will not be denied a firearm transfer, even if you answer all of the questions correctly.

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