Right now, millions of records are missing from the various databases that make up the National Instant Background Check Systems. Many states do not have the necessary resources to upload criminal history and prohibitor records, which has allowed individuals
to slip through the cracks. This continues to be a serious problem, as states are still not submitting adequate numbers of records to make the system work as intended. A recent study found that in six states combined, fewer than 140 mental health records
had been submitted.