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    Default PICS is down 0830 17 Mar 20 (back up later)

    As of 08:30 3-17-20, PICS is down. Website and phone both are stating "Down due to technical difficulties." PSP stated on Instagram and Twitter yesterday that PICS would not be closing as would many other Commonwealth agencies.
    PICS was extremely busy yesterday. Let us hope this is truly a tech issue and not something more nefarious.
    Last edited by Noah_Zark; March 17th, 2020 at 05:38 PM. Reason: To update thread. NZ.

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    Default Re: PICS is down

    A friend of mine who's an FFL in another state said there was a 40 minute wait for call in background checks.

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    Default Re: PICS is down

    Do Pennsylvanians go through both a pics and NICS check or just a pics check?
    Proof Armed citizens make a difference. http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=316012

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    Default Re: PICS is down

    JNET is having issues also. So maybe it is across the board.

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    Default Re: PICS is down

    Quote Originally Posted by internet troll View Post
    Do Pennsylvanians go through both a pics and NICS check or just a pics check?
    PICS uses NICS, and other state databases to determine eligibility.


    Pennsylvania is a Point of Contact State(POCS), we use state determination on eligibility due to PA's own extra disabilities/requirements. All POCS systems must still use NICS for the national check. PA calls our system PICS, Pennsylvania Instant background Check System.

    The PA State Police folks at PICS in Harrisburg gives the yay, nay, or delay instead of FBI personnel in West Virginia. Both means has pros and cons.
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    Default Re: PICS is down

    NICS is having issues do to high demand.
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    Default Re: PICS is down

    12:05. PICS is up. The PICS website had a statement earlier this morning that contrary to rumours, PICS is not going to be shut down. That this is merely a technical issue.

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    Default Re: PICS is down

    It's a volume issue. Just like post Sandy Hook. The system can't handle the surge of all the liberal pacifists buying guns.

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    Gun stores all along my way to work have had full parking lots all this morning.

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    Default Re: PICS is down

    It was up at 4:00 today.

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