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Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2013-14: Statistical Tables

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/bcft1314st.pdf

In 2014 nearly 15 million applications were subject to background checks and 193,000 or 1.3% were denied.  Data include the reasons for denial, estimates of applications by jurisdiction and by type of approval system.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Gun Control: Analyzing Available Data Could Help Improve Background Checks Involving Domestic Violence Records

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678204.pdfhttp:/ 

Describes the extent to which states identify domestic violence records that would prohibit an individual from obtaining a firearm and evaluates the quickness of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in preventing firearm transfers to such individuals.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting: Gun Checks and Terrorist Watchlists

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/IN10509.pdf

Offers factual information about versions of the federal watchlist, including the Known and Appropriately Suspected Terrorist File (KST) and the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).  Also covers post-shooting legislative proposals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Mass Shootings and Terrorism: CRS Products

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44520.pdf

In the wake of the Orlando mass murders, this report provides a list of studies from the Congressional Research Service related to mass murder with firearms, firearms regulation, domestic terrorism, and hate crime.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/12/president-obama-tragic-shooting-orlando

Contains excerpts and full statement of the president on the shooting massacre in Orlando.  From the White House

 

What, If Anything, Has Judge Garland Said About the Second Amendment and Guns?

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/garland-guns.pdf

Looks at past opinions of Judge Garland to attempt to determine his views on the Second Amendment and the regulation of firearms. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

FFL [Federal Firearms Licensee] Thefts/Losses, United States, 2015

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/report/2015-summary-firearms-reported-lost-and-stolen/download

Reports on loss or theft of firearms by firearm type and state.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the Justice Department

 

Firearms Commerce in the United States: Annual Statistical Update 2015

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.atf.gov/about/docs/report/2015-report-firearms-commerce-us/download

A series of tables and charts showing types of firearms manufactured, firearms exports and imports, imports by country of manufacture, firearms tax revenues, registered weapons by state, year-by-year actions on firearms license applications from 1975, and more.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the Justice Department

 

 

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