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

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Date Published
February 2016
14 pages

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.


Date Published: February 1, 2016