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Data Collection: Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales

Collects data about the state laws, regulations, procedures, and information systems related to sales and other transfers of firearms that were in effect as of June 30 of the collection year. These data were collected from hundreds of federal, state, and local agencies, including law enforcement organizations, statistical analysis centers, and legislative research bureaus. 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

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Publications & Products

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

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, 2005 Provides an overview of the firearm check procedures in each of the States and their interaction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operated by the FBI.
  PDF (892K) | ASCII file (298K) | ZIP Format (Spreadsheet 5K) | To Order Paper Version (Other)
Part of the Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales Series

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 2004 Provides an overview of the firearm check procedures in each State and State interaction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), operated by the FBI.
  PDF (1M) | ASCII file (299K) | ZIP Format (Spreadsheet 60K)
Part of the Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales Series

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 2003 Provides an overview of the firearm check procedures in each State and State interaction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), operated by the FBI.
  PDF (337K) | ASCII file (34K) | ZIP Format (Spreadsheet 3K)
Part of the Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales Series

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 2002 Provides an overview of firearm check procedures in each State and State interaction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operated by the FBI.
  PDF (480K) | ASCII file (297K)
Part of the Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales Series

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 2001 Provides an overview of the firearm check procedures in each State and State interaction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operated by the FBI.
  PDF (335K) | ASCII file (296K)
Part of the Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales Series

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 2000 Provides an overview of the firearm check procedures in each of the States and their interaction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operated by the FBI.
  PDF (307K) | ASCII file (241K)
Part of the Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales Series

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 1999 Provides an overview of the firearm check procedures in each of the States and their interaction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operated by the FBI.
  PDF (365K) | ASCII file (208K) | ZIP Format (Spreadsheet 36K)
Part of the Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales Series

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, 1997 Provides an overview of the firearm check procedures and practices in effect as of the end of 1997.
  PDF (318K) | ASCII file (206K)
Part of the Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales Series

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, 1996 Provides an overview of the firearm check procedures in each of the States.
  PDF (291K) | ASCII file (180K)
Part of the Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales Series

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales This report provides an overview of the firearm check procedures in each of the states, summarizing the initial responses provided by 40 states and verbal discussions with the non-responding states.
  PDF (337K) | ASCII file (136K)
Part of the Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales Series

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