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Title: Summary of State Firearm Transfer Laws, December 31, 2013
Author(s): Ronald J. Frandsen
Corporate Author: Regional Justice Information Service (REJIS)
United States of America
Date Published: February 2015
Page Count: 143
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Regional Justice Information Service (REJIS)
St. Louis, MO 63108
Grant Number: 2011-BJ-CX-K017
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Summary)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The provisions of firearm transfer laws are outlined for the Federal level, each State, and the District of Columbia as of December 31, 2013.
Abstract: The Brady Act established the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which began operations in 1998 and contains data on persons who are prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under Federal or State law. Each State government determines the extent of its involvement in the NICS process. The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 amended the Brady Act to enhance Federal agency reporting of records to NICS and provide incentives to States to submit complete information on persons prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms. In addition, many States have enacted statutes that authorize State agencies to participate in and contribute records to the NICS. Additional details are provided on the Federal Gun Control Act, the Brady Act, and similar State laws. Topics covered in this review of each State’s firearm transfer laws include permits, background checks, waiting periods, prohibited persons, and other types of firearm transfer laws. A series of tables categorizes the laws in effect on December 31, 2013. Firearms transfer laws enacted in 2012 and 2013 are summarized. 11 tables
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Background Checks; BJS final report; BJS Grant-related Documents; BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Federal legislation; Gun control legislation; State laws; State-by-state analyses
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