An Iraq war veteran who tried to purchase a rifle recently in New Jersey discovered that he cannot legally own a firearm. 61-year-old, Victor Welshans, was surprised to learn that he's in the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) system. Why was he so surprised? Well, Welshans has never been convicted of a crime. His problems illustrate many of the complaints that gun owners have had for years about the broken NICS. It proves that some of the latest efforts in Congress to "fix" the system will only break it some more.
New Jersey Man Fails Background Check
According to PennLive, Welshans served in the Army back in the 1970s and has remained in the Reserv...
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