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What is an FBI background check?

What is an FBI background check?

Last week, President Donald Trump ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to perform a renewed background check into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Pulling from what we’ve seen over the years from other FBI files, here’s some context on what that means.

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The FBI interviewed Roger Ailes in connection to the Reagan shooting

The FBI interviewed Roger Ailes in connection to the Reagan shooting

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has made an initial release of its files on television executive Roger Ailes. Consisting largely of glowing background checks for a potential Presidential appointment under Richard Nixon, two interesting details have emerged from the file - the first is a 1974 arrest for felony firearms possession and the second is a brief interview documenting the minor role Ailes played in the FBI’s investigation into John Hinckley, Jr. following the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.

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Could you purchase a gun in Nevada? Probably.

Could you purchase a gun in Nevada? Probably.

Nevada gun laws are among the most lenient in the country - which may have had something to do with Stephen Paddock being able to stockpile 23 weapons and kill 59 people in the matter of seconds.

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You might not need a background check if the gun is old enough

You might not need a background check if the gun is old enough

Under federal law, firearms that are 50 years old and over are classified as a “curio and relic,” and do not require an NCIS background check. However, these weapons are still used in crimes.

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