Study Provides Information on Background Checks for Firearm Transfers

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2010 – Statistical Tables, released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, provides the estimated number of firearm applications and denials since the inception of the Brady Act in 1994 through 2010. The study finds an estimated 10.4 million applications for firearm transfers or permits were received for background checks in 2010; 1.5 percent were denied.  (NCJ 238226)

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