have been the subject of a Point of Contact Firearms Program background check and
the result was denied or unresolved, you may request a reason for your status
by completing the Request for Information Regarding Your Deny or Unresolved status form. This form is also available through your
Federal Firearms Licensed dealer (FFL).
This request for information must be received in writing.
Department of Public
Records, Communications and Compliance Division
Nevada Point of Contact
333 West Nye Lane,
Carson City, NV 89706
unable to accept these requests via email
Please include your state transaction number (STN) and NICS Transaction
Number (NTN) which your FFL will provide to you, as well as your current
will be returned to you by mail via the United State Postal Services to the
address provided within 5 business days for denied cases and within 45
business days for unresolved cases after receipt of your request. We are
unable to fax or email responses. Please allow time for the mail delivery
before calling or sending an additional request as the mail is routed through
the State of Nevada mailroom.
If you were the subject of a Point of Contact Firearms Program background check and after
a three business day delay your transaction was a proceed, the Point of Contact Firearms Program will be unable to
provide the specific information that caused your delay, by federal law all
information pertaining to a proceeded background check must be destroyed within
24 hours of the decision.
you have received our letter to you explaining your status, you may at that
time call and speak with your case researcher regarding any future steps that
can be taken. If you are local to our
Carson City office, be aware visitation is by appointment only so please call (775)
684-6200 before traveling to our location.
of identity theft there is a process to follow. This process will be explained
within your letter. If you have additional questions your researcher will be
able to help with this process.
**If you do
not agree with your denial decision you can appeal it with the FBI NICS Section
by following this link: FBI's Website Appealing Firearm Transfer Denial
**Please be advised the FBI
NICS Section appeals department is unable to process appeals for Unresolved
cases. This information only pertains to denied cases.