Sidra Lea Gifford, Devon B. Adams, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Gene A. Lauver, Michael N. Bowling, Ph.D., Regional Justice Information Service
June 4, 2000 NCJ 180882
Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 1999, the first full year of the permanent provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. The report also 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. The Firearm Statistics Inquiry Program, funded under the National Criminal History Improvement Program, and conducted by REJIS in St. Louis, Missouri, is an ongoing data collection effort focusing on the procedures and statistics related to background checks in each State.
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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