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Data Table Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2007 - Statistical Tables

Michael N. Bowling, Ph.D., Michael N. Bowling, Ph.D., Gene A. Lauver, Regional Justice Information Service, Gerard F. Ramker, Devon B. Adams, Bureau of Justice Statistics

July 1, 2008    NCJ 223197

This web page describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2007. The statistical tables 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 (FIST) Program 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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