Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 107 Part 2.djvu/590

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107 STAT. 1542 PUBLIC LAW 103-159—NOV. 30, 1993 the existence and purpose of the system and the means to be used to contact the system. (e) ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS. — (1) AUTHORITY TO OBTAIN OFFICIAL INFORMATION. — Notwithstanding any other law, the Attorney General may secure directly from any department or agency of the United States such information on persons for whom receipt of a firearm would violate subsection (g) or (n) of section 922 of title 18, United States Code or State law, as is necessary to enable the system to operate in accordance with this section. On request of the Attorney General, the head of such department or agen^ shall furnish such information to the system. (2) OTHER AUTHORITY. —-The Attorney General shall develop such computer software, design and obtain such telecommunications and computer hardware, and employ such personnel, as are necessary to establish and operate the system in accordance with this section. (f) WRITTEN REASONS PROVIDED ON REQUEST. — If the national instant criminal backgroimd check system determines that an individual is ineligible to receive a firearm and the individual requests the system to provide the reasons for the determination, the system shall provide such reasons to the individual, in voiting, within 5 business days after the date of the request. (g) CORRECTION OF ERRONEOUS SYSTEM INFORMATION.—I f the system established under this section informs an individual contacting the system that receipt of a firearm by a prospective transferee would violate subsection (g) or (n) of section 922 of title 18, United States Code or State law, the prospective transferee may request the Attorney General to provide the prospective transferee with the reasons therefor. Upon receipt of such a request, the Attorney General shall immediately comply with the request. The prospective transferee may submit to the Attorney General information to correct, clarify, or supplement records of the system with respect to the prospective transferee. After receipt of such information, the Attorney General shall immediately consider the information, investigate the matter further, and correct all erroneous Federal records relating to the prospective transferee and give notice of the error to any Federal department or agency or any State that was the source of such erroneous records. Confidential (h) J^GULATIONS.—Afler 90 days' notice to the public and an information. opportunity for hearing by interested parties, the Attorney General shall prescribe regulations to ensure the privacy and security of the information of the system established under this section. (i) PROHIBITION RELATING To ESTABLISHMENT OF REGISTRATION SYSTEMS WITH RESPECT TO FIREARMS. —N O department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States may— (1) require that any record or portion thereof generated by the system established under this section be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or political subdivision thereof; or (2) use the system established under this section to establish any system for the registration of firearms, firearm owners, or firearm transactions or dispositions, except with respect to persons, prohibited by section 922(g) or (n) of title 18, United States Code or State law, from receiving a firearm, (j) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section: