This needs to be taken back into the charging of crimes. If you are charged with a crime that would or could prevent you from purchasing a firearm the attorneys should not have the ability to have charges reduced. Items like battery, drunk driving, robbery, assault, mental disorders. Reducing these crimes to a lesser charge could keep a person off the NICS background checklist. The system is in place to appeal the denying of a firearm purchase, make the system do what it was meant to do.