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Data Collection: Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program
Frequency: Annually since 1994

Designed to collect annual data describing the number of inquiries made in connection with presale handgun checks and the number and basis for rejection of such inquiries. Data are collected directly from state agencies conducting background checks and from local checking agencies and include the number of firearm applications made to the agency, firearm applications rejected by the agency, and the reasons for rejection. Data collection procedures are adjusted to reflect the differing presale check procedures under the permanent system (which became effective on 11/30/98) and the interim period (02/28/94 - 11/29/98).

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Publications & Products

The following publications and products were generated by BJS using data from this collection.

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2012 - Statistical Tables Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2012. These statistical tables provide the estimated number of firearm applications and denials since the inception of the Brady Act in 1994 through 2012.
  PDF (1.2M) | ASCII file (23K) | Comma-delimited format (csv) (Zip format 63K)
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2009 - Statistical Tables Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2009.
  HTML | PDF (255K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 16K)
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2008 - Statistical Tables This web page describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2008.
  HTML | PDF (141K)
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2007 - Statistical Tables This web page describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2007.
  HTML | PDF (341K)
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2006 - Statistical Tables This web page describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2006.
  HTML | PDF (4K)
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2005 Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2005.
  PDF (701K) | ASCII file (32K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 17K) | To order paper version
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2004 Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2004.
  PDF (143K) | ASCII file (40K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 14K) | To order paper version
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2003: Trends for the Permanent Brady Period, 1999-2003 Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2003, and presents trends during the Permanent Brady Period (1999-2003).
  Press Release | PDF (642K) | ASCII file (40K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 36K)
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2002 Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2002.
  Press Release | PDF (345K) | ASCII file (40K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 26K) | To order paper version
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2001 Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2001.
  Press Release | PDF (309K) | ASCII file (89K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 60K) | To order paper version
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

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