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NCJ Number: NCJ 229420     Find in a Library
Title: Federal Firearms Cases, FY2008
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Ronald J. Frandsen ; Michael N. Bowling Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Regional Justice Information Service
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2010
Page Count: 27
  Annotation: This report summarizes Federal firearms cases filed and closed in fiscal year 2008.
Abstract: Federal firearms laws regulate the importation, manufacture, shipment, transfer, receipt, possession, and use of firearms. The Gun Control Act, the Arms Export Control Act, and the National Firearms Act establish the framework for federal regulation. The vast majority of defendants in Federal firearms cases are charged pursuant to the Gun Control Act, especially the subsection that makes it unlawful for a prohibited person to ship, transport, possess, or receive a firearm. Most defendants plead guilty and receive a sentence of imprisonment. Key statistics are compared for fiscal years 2008, 2007 and 2006. Statistics reported include prosecution outcomes, types of sentences, and mean sentences pursuant to each of the three firearm control acts. Judicial district data is provided for the statutory subsection that is most often the basis for a firearm charge.
Main Term(s): Gun Control ; Firearms
Index Term(s): Firearms acts ; Illicit firearms ; Weapons ; BJS grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
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

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United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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