The Oregon State Police are reporting that firearms background checks are backed up as an undefined problem developed with the nationwide system used by authorities.
Currently, the National Instant Check System (NICS) is available and firearm background checks are being processed but there is a considerable backup at this point. OSP says they can resume firearms background checks but it will take some time to catch up.
The Oregon State Police say they understand how frustrating this unexpected disruption is for those who rely on this service. We will work hard to complete any outstanding requests as soon as possible.