Friday, January 22, 2016

Perfect Storm

I don't know if you saw this yesterday, but this story in USA Today shows the trials and tribulations of running the NICS system when the greatest gun salesman on the planet decides to sell a couple of hundred thousand more guns.
The surge of criminal background checks required of new gun purchasers has been so unrelenting in recent months that the FBI had been forced to temporarily halt the processing of thousands of appeals from prospective buyers whose firearm purchase attempts have been denied.
Every time President Obama says "gun control", the NICS system sets a new record in gun sales.  And, it's only going to get worse..
 The new positions are desperately needed, authorities said, to support the seriously stressed NICS system and to prepare for an even heavier workload as a consequence of the central provision of the administration's executive actions. That directive would require an increasing number of private firearms dealers to be licensed, subjecting their customers to scrutiny under the federal background check system.
When Obama decides to increase the number of folks that mist be licensed as dealers (by executive fiat) the workload on an already overworked system might slow it to a crawl, if it doesn't completely melt down.

2 comments:

Charlie Mitchell said...

... the workload on an already overworked system might slow it to a crawl, if it doesn't completely melt down.

Aha, the plan begins to show itself...

Bibliotheca Servare said...

Shhhhh! They're playing along! Don't give away the game! If Fearless Leader keeps it up, the BATFE just might collapse under the strain! Drat...I just gave away the game myself, didn't I? Whoops