skip navigation

CrimeSolutions.gov

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar

PUBLICATIONS

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
 
NCJ Number: NCJ 231187     Find in a Library
Title: Trends for Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 1999-2008
Author(s): Ronald J. Frandsen ; Michael Bowling Ph.D. ; Gene A. Lauver
Corporate Author: Regional Justice Information Service
United States of America
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009-BJ-CX-K006
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF 
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Statistics sponsored report summarizes the number of applications for firearm transfers and permits, denials that resulted from background checks, reasons for denials, rates of denials, appeals of denials, and arrests of denied persons during the permanent Brady Act period (1999-2008).
Abstract: The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Act) requires a background check on an applicant for a firearm purchase from a dealer who is a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). During the permanent Brady period, from 1999 through 2008, background checks were conducted on over 84 million applicants for firearm transfers or permits. During this period, nearly 1.5 million applications for firearm transfers or permits were denied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or by State and local agencies, a denial rate of 1.7%. This report summarizes the number of applications for firearm transfers and permits, denials that resulted from background checks, reasons for denials, rates of denials, appeals of denials, and arrests of denied persons during the permanent Brady period. Statistics are presented for FBI, State, and local levels. The report also provides a summary of significant changes in Federal and State laws and regulations related to firearm sales. Statistical highlights are presented in the body of the report and complete details are included in provided tables. This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-BJ-CX-K006 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.
Main Term(s): Firearms
Index Term(s): Background investigations ; Firearms acts ; Illicit firearms ; Illegal arms sales
   
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:
https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=253244

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.