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How To Pass A Background Check And Buy A Gun

October 19, 2021
There is an amazing gun for sale at the sporting goods store in town. However, if you try to purchase it, there will be a background check performed. If you have a criminal record, you could be prohibited from buying a gun. From buying a gun to being able to successfully pass a background check, read on about the importance of an expungement.

What is a NICS Background Check?

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is the federal system that federal firearms licensees (FFL) such as gun shop owners, pawn shop owners, and retailers use to determine whether a person is legally permitted to purchase a firearm. NICS provides full service in 13 states, as well as five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. NICS also runs background checks for long guns in seven states and provides the system for 13 states to conduct their own background checks.

What Is an Expungement, and How Can It Help You Buy a Gun?

Expungement, also referred to as sealing or vacating a record or expunction, is the process of having your criminal record deleted so that there is no longer a paper trail indicating that you have a record. Expungement is not available in all states, and state laws vary as to which records can be expunged. In most cases, all charges, arrests, and minor convictions can be expunged.
 
If you have a criminal conviction in your background, it is best to consider expungement as some of the benefits of an expungement can legally restore firearm rights at both the state and federal level. An expungement may help you pass a NICS background check, allowing you to purchase a firearm. Additionally, expungement assists with other situations you will encounter in life, providing you with better housing and employment options. Each case is different, and it is best to consult an attorney in your state to determine eligibility.
 
We assist clients in 22 states with the process of expunging their criminal records. Take our free and confidential eligibility test to see if you qualify. Contact us today to learn more about expungement and to find out if our services are available in your state.

  1. Michael Jefferson says:

    Please contact me in regards to getting a case expunged in the state of Kentucky back in 1992 when I was 18 years old. Thanks

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