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Reasons for firearm purchase denial following an NICS background check 2019

Federal denials resulting from background checks done by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in the United States from 1998 to 2019

by Erin Duffin, last edited May 17, 2019
Reasons for firearm purchase denial following an NICS background check 2019 This statistic shows the total number of federal denials following a background check done by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in the United States from 1998 to 2019. The NICS background checks are used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms or explosives. As of April 2019, a total of 187,797 background checks have led to a Federal denial because the buyer was a fugitive from justice.
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Federal denials resulting from background checks done by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in the United States from 1998 to 2019

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