TITLE>Bureau of Justice Statistics - Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2007 - Statistical Tables - Appendix Table 1. National Instant Criminal Background Check System: Checking agencies - FBI or State point of contact - for firearm transfers, 2007
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Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2007 - Statistical Tables

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Appendix table 1. Agencies conducting firearm background checks, December 31, 2007

Jurisdiction Names or description of checking agencies
Purchase check or permit Exempt carry permita
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation ---
Alabama --- ---
Alaska --- ---
Arizona --- Department of Public Safety
Arkansas --- State Police
California Department of Justice Firearms Division ---
Colorado Bureau of Investigation Insta-Check Unit ---
Connecticut State Police Special Licensing & Firearms ---
Delaware State Police Bureau of Identification Three county superior courts 
Georgia --- 159 county probate courts
Florida Department of Law Enforcement ---
Hawaii Four police departments ---
Idaho --- 44 county sheriffs
Illinois State Police FOID and FTIP units ---
Indiana --- ---
Iowa Dept. of Public Safety / 99 county sheriffs Dept. of Public Safety / 99 county sheriffs
Kansas --- ---
Kentucky --- State Police
Louisiana --- ---
Maine --- ---
Maryland State Police Firearms Enforcement Division ---
Massachusetts 351 police departments 351 police departments
Michigan  595 sheriffs and police departments County licensing boards
Minnesota 568 sheriffs and police departments 87 county sheriffs
Mississippi --- Department of Public Safety
Missourib --- ---
Montana --- 56 county sheriffs
Nebraska 95 sheriffs and police departments ---
Nevada Department of Public Safety 17 county sheriffs
New Hampshire Department of Safety ---
New Jersey State Police / 505 local police departments ---
New Mexico  --- ---
New York 58 county sheriffs; some police departments  --c
North Carolina 100 county sheriffs 100 county sheriffs
North Dakota --- Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Ohio --- ---
Oklahoma --- ---
Oregon State Police Firearms Unit ---
Pennsylvania State Police Firearms Division ---
Rhode Island 39 police departments ---
South Carolina --- Law Enforcement Division
South Dakota --- ---
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Instant Check ---
Texas --- Department of Public Safety
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification Bureau of Criminal Identification
Vermont --- ---
Virginia State Police Firearm Transaction Program ---
Washington 291 sheriffs and police departments ---
West Virginia --- ---
Wisconsin Department of Justice Handgun Hotline ---
Wyoming --- Wyoming Attorney General
---FBI conducts purchase checks or jurisdiction has no exempt permits.
aAgencies listed issue carry permits that may be used to waive a purchase check.
bMissouri's handgun purchase permit law was repealed as of August 28, 2007.
cLicense required for purchase may also allow carrying.

See also Methodology.
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