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Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, 2005

NCJ Number
214645
Date Published
November 2006
Length
98 pages
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Statistics
Grant Number(s)
2005-RU-BX-K016
Annotation
This report provides an overview of the firearm check procedures in each State and State interaction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Abstract
The report summarizes issues about State procedures, including persons prohibited from purchasing firearms, restoration of rights of purchase to prohibited persons, permits, prohibited firearms, waiting periods, fees, and appeals. Supplemental tables contain data on 2005 applications to purchase firearms and rejections, as well as tabular presentations of State-by-State responses. This is one of a series of reports published from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) project, managed under the BJS National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). This is a Web only document.
Date Created: December 16, 2009