Gun Laws & Legislation

FBI Director Doesn’t Know What Happens If You Buy A Gun Online [VIDEO]

Mike Piccione Editor, Guns & Gear
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James Comey is the current Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI oversees the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) – the system that is in place to keep undesirables from buying a new gun.

During a December 9, 2015, Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina asked, “If I buy a gun on the internet is it delivered to my home?” Comey responded, “I assume it is shipped to you but I don’t know for sure actually.” The primary purpose of the meeting was to discuss the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

The Director clearly is unaware that if you buy a firearm online it is shipped to someone holding a Federal Firearms License (FFL). Then the FFL holder is required to have the purchaser fill out an Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) form 4473, contact the FBI and get the purchase authorized through the NICS process his organization administers.