Law Enforcement Assistance_National Instant Criminal Background Check System

To provide a system so that any Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) could gain information, by telephone or by other electronic means, on whether receipt of a firearm by a prospective buyer would violate Federal or State laws through the proper completion of Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Fireams (ATF) Form
4473.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Office - NICS Program Office, Post Office Box 4278, Clarksburg, WV 26302-4278.
Website Address

http://www.fbi.gov