Michael N. Bowling, Ph.D., Gene A. Lauver, Regional Justice Information Service, Lea S. Gifford, Devon B. Adams, Bureau of Justice Statistics
July 1, 2001 NCJ 187985
Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2000. Provides the number of applications checked by State points of contact, estimates of the number of applications checked by local agencies, the number of applications rejected, the reasons for rejection, and estimates of applications and rejections conducted by each type of approval system, including permit approval systems. Also provides limited information about appeals of rejected applications and arrests for falsified applications. The Firearm Statistics Inquiry Program, funded under the National Criminal History Improvement Program, and conducted by the Regional Justice Information Service (REJIS) of St. Louis, Missouri, is an ongoing data collection effort focusing on the procedures and statistics related to background checks in each State. The previous bulletin from this series, which covered the first year of the permanent provisions of the Brady Act, was released in June of 2000.
Reports covering the Brady interim period, the time prior to the permanent provisions, are in the series Presale Handgun Checks.
Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series
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