The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section’s annual NICS Retailer Day will be Sept. 17-18 in Independence, Mo.

Sessions each day will be held at the Bass Pro Shops in Independence east of Kansas City. Due to demand, the event will be two days. The material and topics covered will be the same each day.

Topics to be discussed include but are not limited to:

— A demonstration of a NICS background check being processed, including eligibility determinations.
— A presentation to discuss the unique situation experienced by both the NICS Section and the firearms industry in recent years, and what we have done to manage and mitigate a relentless wave of increased volume and demand.
— Immigrant and nonimmigrant information as related to the receipt or possession of a firearm.
— Updates provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
— Information about the NICS E-Check.

Due to the size of the venue, seating each day will be first come, first serve and will be limited to 80 seats. The material being covered on each day will be the same; therefore, attendees are only permitted to attend one day.

Make your reservations today by sending an e–mail to with the names of all the attendees in your group, your best call-back number, which date you will be attending, and your Federal Firearms License (FFL) number.

Registration will close Sept. 7, 2018. This event is only open to FFLs and their employees