By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

The FBI has announced that starting November 14th, 2022, background checks on its National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) will be delayed for purchasers under the age of 21.

As a result of the unconstitutional Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) of 2022, passed in June of this year, buyers between the ages of 18-20 will undergo “enhanced background checks.”

The FBI placed this notice on the NICS System:


As a result of the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) of 2022, signed into law on June 25, 2022, the NICS Section has been working towards the implementation of an enhanced background check process for persons between the ages of 18-20. The enhancement provides the opportunity for additional outreach and research to be conducted regarding the existence of any juvenile adjudication information and/or mental health prohibition. As a result, transactions on persons between the ages of 18-20 will initially be delayed and the address of the individual will be collected so that the appropriate local and state entities may be contacted. The enhanced process will begin on November 14, 2022, for all transactions on persons under the age of 21 as previously described. Checks on persons under the age of 21 could be extended for a period of up to ten business days. Therefore, it is possible for an FFL to be contacted with an updated Brady Transfer Date. As a temporary measure and until the NICS can be updated to provide this information electronically, NICS staff will be calling FFLs to advise of any change in the transfer date. In preparation for calls from NICS, you will be asked to verify your license number and code word. You may wish to have this information readily available for you and your staff.

All descriptive information, including address, will follow normal purge requirements (i.e., deleted from NICS within 24 hours of the FFL receiving a proceed status.) Please note, if no potentially prohibiting information is located, the transaction will be proceeded as soon as possible.

As you can see, the delay may take up to 10 days so local authorities can be notified and check their databases for juvenile records and/or mental health prohibitions.

The BCSA was passed in response to school shootings that were carried out using AR-15 pattern weapons. Colt began selling the Semi-Automatic version of the firearm in 1969. US society didn’t have mass school shootings back then, so let’s stop pretending guns are the problem.

Even with gains made by restoring gun rights in the courts, politicians, in order to stay in power, continue to sell us out and thwart our right to keep and bear arms.

The Biden administration is coming for your guns – be prepared.

That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, The Counterterrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Soldier of Fortune, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].