8 Jun , 2018

Some more examples of false positives in the NICS background check system

Many people have contacted us about problems that they have faced with NICS background checks, but we have only very recently started keeping track of some cases. We have previously discussed cases of mistakes by the NICS system in mistakenly denying people the ability to purchase guns.

Ronnie Coleman, a Virginia resident, was denied being able to buy a gun in October 2012 because another person from his hometown in Texas had a name and birthdate that were considered “close enough” to his own and had a felony conviction.