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Department of Justice NICS Grants: 1825 Days Late, $803 Million Dollars Short

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Department of Justice NICS Grants: 1825 Days Late, $803 Million Dollars Short

We’ve all heard the old phrase, “a day late and a dollar short.” When we’re talking about the federal government, the numbers climb much higher.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will be allocating $20 million in grants to improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The announcement comes a full five fiscal years after appropriations began to implement the NICS Improvement Amendments of 2007, a law passed by Congress with support from all sides in the gun control debate, including the gun industry. It was intended to facilitate improvements in the NICS database, primarily by adding records dealing with mental health disqualifications.

In the fiscal years 2009-2013, Congress “authorized” the expenditure of $875 million dollars to implement the improvements. But government spending is a two-step dance, and Congress must also “appropriate” funds before they can be spent. Of the $875 million in authorized expenditures, only $51.5 million was actually “appropriated” – less than 6 percent of the total.

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  • fliteking

    Does $20 Million sound outrageous to anyone else for some database improvements? I have done a great deal of database improvements on very large scale projects and I find this dollar amount ridiculous.

    Something tells me much of the money will be applied to other projects, likely to undercut the freedoms of citizens.

    Nothing the Gov’t does is done efficiently, or above the boards.

    • garysvent

      There is a reason they are overpaid, and you just nailed it.

      Wait’ll you see how much they get for ‘volunteering’ to come get your guns.

      • fliteking

        Strongly agree Gray, strongly.

      • Steve

        Don’t you mean how much their next of kin gets for them coming after my guns?

    • KDS

      They need extra dumb employees to sit on there asses and do nothing!

  • lokiswife

    If the Department of Justice, Congress or any other government offices were in the corporate world, they would have been fired a long time ago. Why are we supposed to put up with terrible behavior and irresponsibility in government that would not be tolerated in the private sector? What makes them so “special” that they can flaunt laws, ignore deadlines and thumb their noses at American taxpayers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    Criminals don’t care, they steal their guns and only honest citizens are affected, it’s a bunch of Bull.

  • guestimate

    It’s wonderful when government doesn’t fund it’s own draconian measures, stop complaining!

  • spyderdalton

    Anything the government does is extortion to tax payers… What ever costs a penny they will spend five dollars on and feed the rest to their pockets. It’s wy the country is broke. We have criminals running the country, of course it will go broke

  • $13614178

    IMPEACHMENT !!! AGAIN !!!

    • joshuasweet

      No treason again!

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1002964925/ Bobbi Sue Myles

    This 20 million is in addition to 51.1 million and is still according to this report 803 million short of the amount of funding needed. There is something very wrong about this. Why NSSF would actually back this is also beyond my comprehension. As is the ‘reported backing of it by the Firearms Industry. This is to all apparent and relevant information given supposed to ‘fix’ the mental health issues for disqualification of an individual to purchase a firearm. Just who In the HELL is our real ALLIES in this fight for our Second Amendment Right’s???

  • MontieR

    Another half A*Sed attempt to say they did something about the real problem. Our representatives that are not outright crazy are completely PATHETIC.

  • OldDocBen

    Dept of Justice? Nothing could be further from the truth. Money like this is for “special projects” while some underpaid GS-9 IT guy does the work for his annual salary of $35K. There is no justice when black lawyers refuse to prosecute other blacks. There won’t be justice until the people stand up. For now congress is more corrupt and deceitful than Mexico or Eygpt. We have two choices; serfdom or revolution.

  • JIM

    Thought ???? iS ALL OF THIS ABOUT UNDERMINDING THE CONSTITUTION OF THE USA !!!CORUPTION BEGats Coruption and stands for Corruption !!! DOES THIS ADMINISTRSATION FOSTER CORRUPTION ?AND WANTS CORRUPTION TO RULE !!!!?THEN THEY CAN BE AS CORRUPT AS THEY WANT ???????NO DO GODDERS TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH ???ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT ??????HAS THE ALLIANCE FINISHED IT WORK ,TO DECIEVE THE PEOPLE THAT STANDS FOR JUSTICE ??????JESUS CHRIST SAY’S ALL IS VANITY AND VEXATION OF THE SOUL AND SPIRIT !!! IN THE END ,WE KNOW WHO WILL BE TERRIBLY VEXED ,AND IT ISN’T THE SAINT’S OF THE ALL MIGHTY GOD !!! REPENTENCE IS THE PERFECT WILL OF THE Father ,Great Jehova God !!!Jesus Blood, washes away every sin ,Yes the Blood shed on Mt Galgotha ,It’s the blood of the Lamb of God ,Jesus Christ .

  • don

    This is “Congress”

  • infidel81

    Interesting that these “shortfalls” started when “guess who” took office in 2009. Surprised? I’m not.

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