New Jersey NICS Delay and Wait Time

Checks Delayed

416+
Queued

Days Delayed

2+
Jul 10th

Date of Report

Fri
Jul 12th

NJ NICS Live Background Check Delays

11 hrs, 34 mins ago
The state website is currently not reporting it's status. Please see below for the last known update and recent history.

The last published update was on: Friday,Jul 12th
8:00am 7/12/2024 416 submissions are currently in the queue. We are working on (Wednesday) 07/10/2024 work. Feel free to share this information with your customers.

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History - New Jersey NICS Instant Background Check Delays

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Total NICS Checks for New Jersey by Month (FBI Source)

More Info: Open Federal Report (1998-Current)

NICS Transaction Purpose (FBI Source)

More Info: Information is based on Jan 2023 to Dec 2023. Waiting on open FOIA requests for additional months.

NJ NICS Transaction Purpose for NJ By Month

More Info: Information is based on Jan 2023 to Dec 2023. Waiting on additional months.

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Consolidated NICS Transaction Purpose for NJ By Day of Week

More Info: Information is based on Jan 2023 to Dec 2023. Waiting on additional months.

Cumulative NICS Transactions Since Inception

More Info: Open Federal Report (1998-Current)

Total Homicides Per Year Overlay with Cumulative NICS Transactions Since Inception

Comment: Increase in gun ownership has nothing to do with homicides!

Permitless Carry States Since NICS Implementation

Notes:
1791: (1 Total) Vermont Approves
2003: (2 Total) Alaska Added
2010: (3 Total) Arizona Added
2011: (4 Total) Wyoming Added
2013: (5 Total) Arkansas Added
2015: (7 Total) Maine and Mississippi Added
2016: (10 Total) Kansas, Idaho and West Virginia Added
2017: (12 Total) Missori and New Hampshire Added
2019: (15 Total) Kentucky, Oklahama and South Dakota Added
2021: (20 Total) Iowa, Montana, Tenesseee, Texas and Utah Added
2022: (23 Total) Georgia, Indiana and Ohio
2023: (27 Total) Alabama, Florida, Indiana, North Dakota
2024: (29 Total - So Far) - Lousiana, South Carolina

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Why Isn't NJ Instant?
By Jay Factor (paraphrased)

Between 1991 and 1992, the primary obstacle revolved around the immediate processing of background checks. Initially proposed by Brady, the waiting period stood at 7 days before being shortened to 5 days. This timeframe consistently impeded the bill's advancement. Eventually, negotiations settled on a brief 5-day waiting period until technological infrastructure could facilitate instant processing. However, despite excessive fees and surplus state funds, insufficient funding led to the de-facto reinstatement of the waiting period, once considered a deal-breaker.

Notably, while other states lacked background checks during Hinckley's assassination attempt on Reagan in the mid-1980s, New Jersey had already implemented the Firearms Identification Card (FID) and the Permit to Purchase (P2P) since 1966, exceeding the necessary checks.

The Firearm Identification Card (FID) acted as a precursor to the Law-Abiding Responsible Citizen (L-ARC) system, with the Permit to Purchase (P2P) serving as an additional measure due to out-of-state and mail-order purchases.

In accordance with the Heller methodology, it seems the P2P requirement is outdated, suggesting New Jersey should choose between the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) or the FID, not both. Moreover, the NICS should remain free, as originally intended. It's apparent that the NICS not only generates excess revenue but it's also a power expansion of law enforcement capabilities, allowing for increased staffing and jurisdiction.

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About New Jersey State Police NICS Online

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is available electronically via a web-based system "New Jersey State Police NICS Online," weekdays from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. NICS will be closed on all State holidays.
N.J. Admin. Code § 13:54-3.19

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