Five Sue Feds Over Wrongful Denials By NICS & Slow Appeals Process

Five Sue Feds Over Wrongful Denials By NICS & Slow Appeals Process

And here we go again. This is just another example of what happens when people start calling for “stricter background checks” to obtain a gun instead of rendering justice upon those who deserve it. Five plaintiffs are now suing the federal government over the wrongful denials of their right to purchase a gun by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The five men filing the lawsuit come from five different states: Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi and Texas. Though they were denied a sale of a firearm, the FBI has not moved on its appeals since 2015. That’s right, 2015! The suit lists the FBI and US Attorney General Jeff Session as defendants. The failure on the part of the FBI to act, effectively makes it impossible for these men to obtain a gun “legally,” and is a violation of the Fifth Amendment which denies them such liberty without an indictment nor a conviction. Guns.com reports: The FBI needs to start processing these appeals timely,” one of the men’s attorneys, Stephen Stamboulieh, told Guns.com in an email. “If this was a voting issue the entire country would be up in arms, but since it’s just a Second Amendment issue no one cares.” Some of the plaintiffs have been in limbo for years, and worse, they don’t know why. Daniel Umbert, a Florida man who tried to buy a suppressor last August is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal or state law but was denied in a letter […]

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