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NCJ Number: NCJ 234173     Find in a Library
Title: Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2009: Federal and State Investigations and Prosecutions of Firearm Applicants Denied by a NICS Check in 2009
Author(s): Ronald J. Frandsen
Corporate Author: Regional Justice Information Service (REJIS)
United States of America
Date Published: 04/2011
Page Count: 17
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: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on data from Federal and State investigations and prosecutions of firearm applicants denied a purchase under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), this study examined the enforcement of the Brady Act in 2009, which requires criminal history background checks by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and State agencies on persons who attempt to purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer.
Abstract: The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Act) requires criminal history background checks by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and state agencies on persons who attempt to purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer. In 2009, the FBI and state agencies denied a firearm to nearly 133,000 persons due to National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) records of felonies, domestic violence offenses, and other prohibiting factors. Enforcement of the Brady Act, 2009 reports on investigations and prosecutions of persons who were denied a firearm in 2009. The report describes how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) screens denied-person cases and retrieves firearms that were obtained illegally. Statistics presented include charges most often filed against denied persons by United States Attorneys and results of prosecutions. Investigation statistics from two states are also presented. Key statistics are compared for the years 2009 and 2008. Statistical highlights are presented in the body of the report and complete details are included in an Appendix.
Main Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; BJS final report
Index Term(s): Background investigations ; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ; Firearms acts ; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATFE or ATF) ; Prosecution ; Criminology ; Firearms ; Gun control legislation ; Illegal arms sales ; Federal legislation
   
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