Attorney General William Barr has released the first-ever semi-annual report on the Fix NICS Act, which requires federal agencies to report criminal convictions to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to be added into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). In addition to semi-annual submissions, federal departments and agencies are required to fil out a certification saying their records are accurate and up-to-date. Barr’s report has indicated that the Act is having a positive impact, with more than six million convictions already added to three national databases used during a background check, up 6.2 percent.

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