The FBI will be performing system maintenance on the Interstate Identification Index (III) and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This maintenance is necessary to implement a future enhancement of FBI systems. This system maintenance will occur on Sunday, April 2, 2006, from 12:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. During this outage, no NICS transactions will be processed through the call centers, through the NICS E-Check or the NICS Customer Service. The FBI NICS Section apologizes for any inconvenience this outage may cause. We assure you the FBI NICS Section is committed to providing quality assistance supporting the valuable services provided to FFLs ensuring the timely transfer of firearms to law-abiding citizens.
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