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State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Mental Health Submissions

NCJ Number
249793
Date Published
February 2016
Length
14 pages
Author(s)
Becki Goggins; Anne Gallegos
Agencies
BJS-Sponsored
Publication Type
Third-Party Report, Report (Grant-Sponsored)
Grant Number(s)
2009-NS-BX-K050
Abstract

This resource is part of a series of BJS grant-funded reports on firearm-related background checks. This report presents an overview of legislation and reporting mechanisms for mental health information used in background checks for firearm purchases; identifies the challenges States face in reporting; strategies that have been implemented to address the challenges; and data that illustrate the improvements in this area over the past decade.

 

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