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Presale Handgun Checks, 1996

NCJ Number
Date Published
September 1997
6 pages
Publication Series
Data on presale handgun checks for 1996 address the number of inquiries and rejections, the rejection rate, and reasons for rejection.

Provides a national estimate of firearms purchasing applications, the number rejected, and the reasons for rejection. The project, conducted by the Regional Justice Information Service (REJIS) of St. Louis, Missouri, is an ongoing data collection effort focusing on the firearms check procedures in each State beginning January 1, 1996. The responses from 44 States summarized in this Bulletin are being used to develop statistics describing implementation of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

Date Published: September 1, 1997