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Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2006 - Statistical Tables

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Appendix table 2. National Instant Criminal Background Check System: Checking agencies - FBI or state point of contact - for firearm transfers, 2006
State FBI conducts
checks for all 
firearmsa
POC conducts 
for all
firearms
POC checks
handguns and
FBI checks
long guns
   Total
29
      
13
      
8
      
Alabama
X
 
 
 
Alaska
X
 
 
 
Arizona
X
 
 
 
Arkansas
X
 
 
 
California
 
X
 
 
Colorado
 
X
 
 
Connecticut
 
X
 
 
Delaware
X
 
 
 
Florida
 
X
 
 
Georgia
X
 
 
 
Hawaiib
 
X
 
 
Idaho
X
 
 
 
Illinois
 
X
 
 
Indiana
X
 
 
 
Iowab
 
 
X
 
Kansas
X
 
 
 
Kentucky
X
 
 
 
Louisiana
X
 
 
 
Maine
X
 
 
 
Maryland
 
 
X
 
Massachusetts
X
 
 
 
Michiganb
 
 
X
 
Minnesota
X
 
 
 
Mississippi
X
 
 
 
Missouri
X
 
 
 
Montana
X
 
 
 
Nebraskab
 
 
X
 
Nevada
 
X
 
 
New Hampshire
 
 
X
 
New Jersey
 
X
 
 
New Mexico
X
 
 
 
New York
X
 
 
 
North Carolinab
 
 
X
 
North Dakota
X
 
 
 
Ohio
X
 
 
 
Oklahoma
X
 
 
 
Oregon
 
X
 
 
Pennsylvania
 
X
 
 
Rhode Island
X
 
 
 
South Carolina
X
 
 
 
South Dakota
X
 
 
 
Tennessee
 
X
 
 
Texas
X
 
 
 
Utah
 
X
 
 
Vermont
X
 
 
 
Virginia
 
X
 
 
Washingtonb
 
 
X
 
West Virginia
X
 
 
 
Wisconsin
 
 
X
 
Wyoming
X
 
 
 
Note: Includes checks on purchases or on permits required for purchase.
aThe FBI also conducts all NICS checks for the District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
bStates with multiple points of contact.

See also Methodology.
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