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house Bill H.R. 4434

Fix NICS Act of 2017

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Title

Fix NICS Act of 2017

Official Title

To enforce current law regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Summary

Fix NICS Act of 2017 This bill amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to require each federal agency and department, including a federal court, to: certify whether it has provided to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) disqualifying records of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm, and establish and substantially comply with an implementation plan to maximize record submissions and verify their accuracy. The bill amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to: direct the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish a state implementation plan, including benchmarks, to maximize the automation and submission of mental health and criminal history records to the NICS; waive the grant match requirement under the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) for a state that complies with its implementation plan; reauthorize through FY2022 the NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP); establish, as a priority area for NARIP grant funding, a domestic abuse and violence prevention initiative; and create a funding preference under the NARIP program for states that establish an implementation plan and use grant funds to upload felony conviction and domestic violence records. It amends the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to reauthorize through FY2022 the NCHIP program. If a state complies with its implementation plan, then the federal share of an NCHIP grant may exceed 90% of program costs.

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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedNovember 16th, 2017
    Further laws that impact the 2A is not helpful!!! You need to enforce the laws we have!!!
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    This bill causes more problems than good outcome and shouldn't become a law. Its saying that all veterans are deemed mentally incompetent and cannot own firearms. this is just absurd.
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    I wish to encourage you in the strongest terms to vote YES on H.R.38 "Concealed Carry Reciprocity" and to vote NO on H.R.4434 and H.R.4477 "Fix NICS" bills. These are real life or death issues for 17,000,000 Concealed Carry Permit holders in the U.S.A. including over 640,000 in Ohio alone. H.R.4434 and 4477 incentivize unaccountable bureaucrats to put as many names as possible on the NICS list of prohibited persons regardless of whether they are innocent or not, and also punishes those bureaucrats who may refuse to do so. As a result millions of innocent Americans will be deprived of their fundamental and Constitutionally guaranteed civil rights without due process of law or trial by jury. This constantly creeping and encroaching infringement on the universal human right of every individual to defend himself or herself from violent attack must be reversed (NOT accelerated as H.R.4434 and 4477 would do.) Please vote NO on H.R.4437 and 4477 or offer amendments to protect innocent people by requiring due process including trial by jury before their names can be added to the NICS list of prohibited persons. The right guaranteed by the 2nd amendment is NOT inferior to the rights guaranteed by the 1st amendment or any of the other amendments and provisions of the Constitution. If individuals cannot be deprived of the right to free speech, assembly, press, vote, privacy, etc, etc, without due process including trial by jury, then they must not be deprived of the right to own and carry guns to defend themselves from violent attack without similar protections of due process and trial by jury either. This universal human right to the tools necessary for self-defense cannot be terminated at any State border, so I encourage you in the strongest terms to vote YES on H.R.38 "National Concealed Carry Reciprocity". Thank you.
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