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Survey of State Records Included in Presale Firearm Background Checks: Mental Health Records, Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Records, and Restraining Orders, 2003

NCJ Number
206042
Author(s)
Peter Brien
Date Published
August 2004
Length
15 pages
Annotation
Findings are presented from a U.S. Department of Justice survey of repository directors on the quality and availability of State records for presale firearm background checks, specifically mental health records, domestic violence misdemeanor records, and restraining orders for 2003.
Abstract

Examines the quality and accessibility of certain criminal and noncriminal records when States conduct a firearm presale background check. The report covers State mental health records, domestic violence misdemeanor records, and restraining orders. It also describes impediments to access for these types of records during a firearm presale background check. This is one of a series of reports published from the BJS Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) project, managed under the BJS National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP).

Date Published: August 1, 2004