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NICS Point of Contact States & Territories

NICS Point of Contact States & Territories

Full Participants (13): States that conduct NICS checks for all firearms purchases and/or for alternate permits for handguns and long guns:

California*
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Hawaii*
Illinois
Nevada
New Jersey
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Utah*
Virginia


Partial Participants (8):
States that perform checks for handgun permits, while the FBI performs NICS checks for long gun purchases:

Iowa*
Michigan*
Nebraska*
North Carolina*


States that perform NICS checks for handgun purchases, while the FBI performs NICS checks for long gun purchases:

Maryland
New Hampshire
Washington
Wisconsin


Nonparticipants (35):
The FBI performs NICS checks on both handguns and long guns for:

Alabama
Alaska*
American Samoa
Arizona*
Arkansas*
Delaware
Georgia*
Guam
Idaho*
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky*
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi*
Missouri
Montana*
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota*
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oklahoma
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina*
South Dakota
Texas*
Vermont
U.S. Virgin Islands
West Virginia
Wyoming*
Washington, DC


*denotes states that have an ATF-qualified alternate permit
Updated 07/01/08