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  NCJ Number: NCJ 173942   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, 1997
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Corporate Author: Regional Justice Information Service
United States of America
  Date Published: 12/1998
  Page Count: 78
  Annotation: This report is the third edition of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics' Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales (1997); it updates the earlier publications and describes the procedures and practices for firearm sales in each of the 50 States and other U.S. jurisdictions as of the end of 1997.
  Abstract: Data for this report were collected from agencies designated by their respective States as authorized to perform record checks for handgun purchasers and to determine whether applications are acceptable under the Brady Act, or, particularly in the case of Brady-alternative States, under applicable State legislation. The State summaries included in this report outline procedures that are consistent with Federal law as of December 31, 1997. The interim provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act prohibited sale of a handgun by a Federal Firearm Licensee for 5 days or until the licensee had been advised that, based on a background check, a prospective purchaser was not prohibited from purchase under Federal or State law. The interim provisions of the Brady Act also permitted States with prohibitory statutes comparable to Federal law to follow a variety of alternative procedures. Effective November 30, 1998, Federal firearm licensees must follow the permanent provisions of the Brady Act before the sale of any firearm. The information provided for each State in this report may include procedures and prohibitions required under State as well as Federal legislation. The information provided in each State summary encompasses source of information, additional restrictions on firearm purchases, limitations on use, permits, handgun registration, the scope of sales covered. Restoration of rights, background checks, information on the application, inquiry process, fees charged, State data, retention of applications, statistics maintained, current activity, post-Brady legislation, and relevant laws. Appended State FIST contact and State summary tables
  Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
  Index Term(s): Gun Control ; State laws ; State-by-state analyses ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Gun control legislation ; Illegal arms sales
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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