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Data Table Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2006 - Statistical Tables

Devon B. Adams, Michael Bowling, Ph.D., Gene Lauver, Gerard F. Ramker

March 1, 2008    NCJ 221786

This web page describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2006. The statistical tables below provide the number of applications checked by state points of contact and local agencies; the number of applications denied and the reasons for denial; and estimates of applications and denials conducted by each type of approval system. Data are also provided on appeals of denied applications and arrests for falsified applications. The Firearm Inquiry Statistics Program (FIST) is an ongoing data collection effort focusing on the procedures and statistics related to background checks in selected states.

Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

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