Byrne JAG funds were used to support the Utah Department of Public Safety’s efforts to improve the Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP) screening process. Developers have written software capable of running nightly checks on CFP holders against the FBI’s NICS query. This National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) search checks the NCIC Wanted Person, National Criminal History File (III), and the NICS Denied Person databases. Running nightly checks reduces the risk of issuing a CFP to individuals that have committed criminal offenses outside the State of Utah.
Guns; Weapons; Criminal Histories; Information Sharing; Data