National Instant Criminal Background Check System

The shooting survivors sued the government over the failure of an FBI-run background check system to prevent the purchase of the murder weapon.
One GOP senator said that maybe Congress should do so.
The FBI issued more than 4,000 orders last year to retrieve guns from people who should have been blocked by the federal background check system.
It comes after deadly mass shootings in Nevada and Texas.
It has to be evidence-based, pragmatic and include a working knowledge of firearms.
Little to no progress made in the fight against senseless gun violence.
The GOP overturned a background check regulation put in place by the Obama administration.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn), who was elected just before the Sandy Hook elementary School massacre, was appalled that Republicans are repealing a federal rule to stop mentally ill people from buying guns.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn), who was elected just before the Sandy Hook elementary School massacre, was appalled that Republicans are repealing a federal rule to stop mentally ill people from buying guns.
The expanded background check was a response to the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.
The NRA is doing all it can to make it easier for practically anyone to get anything from a revolver to a high-capacity, semi-automatic weapon without having to suffer the indignity of a background check.
I am so grateful to the Seattle Pacific University community for their witness of strength, forgiveness, and deep faith. Yet I am heartbroken that they and so many other children, youths, and adults walk in fear on a daily basis and keep having to worry about experiencing this at all. Why is our nation saturated with guns-- four million in military and law enforcement hands and 310 million in civilian hands? Why are American children and teens 17 times more likely to die from gun violence than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined? Why is our mental health system still so inadequate to respond to the cries of those needing help? When will we all say enough? We can and must do better.
One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.