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State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Fingerprint Processing Advances Improve Background Checks

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Date Published
September 2016
14 pages

This resource is part of a series of BJS grant-funded reports on firearm-related background checks. This report details the importance of fingerprint-supported criminal history records for background check purposes, including: challenges States face in reporting; strategies that have been implemented to overcome those challenges; and progress States are making in improving the timeliness and accuracy of firearm-related background checks.


Date Published: October 1, 2016