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BJS FY 15 Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program

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In 1995, BJS began the FIST program to provide national estimates of the total number of purchase applications and denials resulting from the Brady Act and similar state laws. The FIST program collects information on firearm-related background checks conducted by state and local agencies and combines this information with FBI NICS transaction data to calculate national estimates.
Date Created: June 25, 2015