The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, has been lobbying for years now for states to add some mental-health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). NICS, of course, is the database that a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer (FFL)—which includes all gun stores and more—has to call into in order to clear a person’s name before they can purchase a firearm. This database is administered by the FBI, but it is the states that give the FBI most of the records that go into the NICS database. The NSSF noticed that some states weren’t putting any records in of people who have been declared insane by a court of law. The NSSF has since lobbied to change this.