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State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence

NCJ Number
250392
Date Published
December 2016
Length
13 pages
Author(s)
Anne Gallegos; Becki Goggins
Agencies
BJS-Sponsored
Annotation
This resource is the latest in a series of Bureau of Justice Statistics grant-funded reports on firearm-related background checks, and provides an overview of qualifying misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDV) convictions that prohibit persons from purchasing and possessing a firearm.
Abstract
The report details the importance of fingerprint-supported criminal history records for background check purposes, including: challenges presented by the wide disparity of State offenses that could potentially be qualifying misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDV) convictions that may prohibit persons from purchasing and possessing a firearm, and the specific criteria needed in order for Federal prohibitions to apply.

Date Created: December 22, 2016