Proposal to require reporting illegal alien attempts to buy guns

It’s against the law for an illegal immigrant to buy a gun in the U.S.

A new bill would require reporting to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and relevant local law enforcement when someone who is illegally present in the U.S. attempts to purchase a firearm.

Send. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) recently introduced the Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act.

NICS National Instant Criminal Background Check System is used to conduct background checks on people who apply to purchase a firearm.

NICS is not, however, currently required to notify immigration authorities if it detects an applicant who is in the country illegally.

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4 thoughts on “Proposal to require reporting illegal alien attempts to buy guns”

  1. As importantly, is NICS required under current law/regulations that it notifies local law enforcement that an illegal alien has attempted to purchase a firearm?

  2. But won’t this be impossible to enforce, since we’ve been told that there’s no such person as an illegal alien?
    Seriously, the left will try to blur any distinction between a lawful gun purchaser and one who is illicit, for any reason. But it will be fun to watch them struggle with the irony of trying to grant all rights and privileges to illegals while at the same time not believing that Americans should not have them. Every logical dilemma we can present them with may increase the number of people who finally see their hypocrisy.

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