America has set a record for the number of firearm background checks run through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, month-by-month, to start a year. “There’s really no rhyme or reason why there can be an uptick,” said Cpl. Roger Dunlap, the corporal over the permits unit for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. 2019 is the first year where NICS firearm background checks have surpassed 2 million every month, January through June, since the NICS database was created in November 1998. The database became operational on Nov. 30, 1998, five years after the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act was enacted. Amending the Gun Control Act of 1968, interim previsions of the Brady Law became effective on Feb. 28, 1994 and ceased to apply on Nov. 30, 1998, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. North Carolina only allows permits for protection of a home, business, person, family or property, target shooting, collecting and hunting. “I just moved into a house and it’s just me and my children,” said Oshea Oglesby, who was at the sheriff’s office to fill out a permit application. “I just recently got my car broken into twice. Maybe it’s time I have something so I can make sure I’m able to protect my children if someone decides to not leave it at the car, but try to come in the house.” [full article]
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