The more I think about it, the more it makes sense: Allow civilians access to NCIS for private firearms transfers.
Any gun owner worth his/her salt will have some sort of bill of sale handy when selling a gun. This bill of sale will have the appropriate information from both parties and it serves as legal backing in case things go stupid. Adding to that sale a NICS approval number will increase the backing for both the seller and the buyer.
Most states have some sort of felon search already available via Internet such as Florida’s Department of Corrections Offender Information Search so it makes sense to do a search before selling a gun even though it does not cover everybody in the US or covers all other prohibited persons not felons.
The result of the NICS search should only tell us if the person we are inquiring about is prohibited or not or if there is a delay plus a transaction number. No bound books or wasting of time having to go to an FFL. I don’t know, to me it makes perfect sense which maybe it is not why anybody in Washington has come up with this idea.