The use of Instant Criminal Checks on the rise
United State citizen’s are buying guns and ammo by the handful, across the nation, and reports on the buying surge are focused on the election of Barack Obama as the cause.Obama is slated to run the most anti-gun administration in U.S. history, based on his voting record while a U.S. senator.
The federal law requires that firearms distributors check purchasers’ backgrounds before granting the sale. A background checks provides a way to look at the buyers, even though the data doesn’t reflect when sales are denied.
In Tennessee, background checks are called Tennessee Instant Criminal Checks, or TICS, and they risenafter the presidential election, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Gun carry laws differ state to state. For example Virginia and Tennessee:
In Virginia, it’s legal to walk down the street with a gun holstered to your hip; the commonwealth is one of 11 “Gold Star” states as ranked by the gun-rights group OpenCarry.org. However, a permit is required to carry a concealed weapon and must be renewed every four years.
In Tennessee, a permit is required to carry a handgun, concealed or not, and must be renewed every five years.
The discrepancy explains in part why Tennessee’s permit numbers are far higher than its northern neighbor’s.
Read the full article: Gun sales booming across the nation
Related Gun Background Check Sites:
About.com – Brady Act Background Checks