National Instant Criminal Background Check System

United States system for determining if prospective firearms or explosives buyers’ name and birth year match those of a person who is not eligible to buy through an FFL

Background checks are not required under federal law
for intrastate firearm transfers between private parties

Arms Export Control Act

Arms Export Control Act of 1976

  • Title II of Pub.L. 94–329, 90 Stat. 729
  •  codified at 22 U.S.C. ch. 39
  •  H.R. 13680 legislation was passed by the 94th Congressional session
  • enacted into law by the 38th President of the United States Gerald R. Ford
  • on June 30, 1976
  • requires international governments receiving weapons from the United States to use the armaments for legitimate self-defense
  •  places certain restrictions on American arms traders and manufacturers